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Dinolfo Announces Swimming at Ontario Beach is Now Open for 2017

Dinolfo Announces Swimming at Ontario Beach is Now Open for 2017

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that public swimming at Ontario Beach Park, located in Rochester’s Charlotte Neighborhood, is now open for the 2017 Season.

“Monroe County celebrates the start of summer with the opening of swimming at Ontario Beach Park,” said Dinolfo. “Our County Parks staff has worked diligently to clean-up and prepare the beach for swimmers, in the wake of record high lake levels and the tons of debris that washed ashore this spring. The result of their efforts is nothing short of amazing. The beach is in remarkable condition and we are ready to welcome fun seekers of all ages on schedule.”

Monroe County Lifeguards are now on duty and swimming will be permitted at Ontario Beach Park each day, FREE of charge, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Swimming is only allowed when lifeguards are on duty.

As Lake Ontario is a large natural body of water, swimming will only be permitted when conditions and water quality are favorable. A recorded telephone message will be updated daily at (585) 753-5887 with information on beach conditions and whether swimming will be permitted or not. It is important to note that even if swimming is not permitted, the sandy beach at the park will remain open for recreational use.

“Beachgoers are in for a great experience, this season,” said County Parks Director Larry Staub. “While the sandy beach may be narrower, from the boardwalk to the shoreline, it’s in incredible shape. The high lake levels have actually created a wide shallow area for swimmers to enjoy. It’s the perfect spot for wading, playing and just splashing around!”

The 2017 Swimming Season at Ontario Beach Park is scheduled to end on Labor Day.

Staub will be available for interviews and comment at Ontario Beach Park today, June 23, between 11:00 a.m. and Noon. Please contact the Monroe County Communications Office if you plan to attend.