WARWICK, R.I.- For the duration of June, City beaches will only be open and staffed on weekends.
Signs will be posted during the week to make beach-goers aware, according to a release from Mayor Scott Avedisian, along with Recreation Coordinator, Holly Weber. The schedule changes are necessary due to budget cuts to the fiscal year 2018 budget, according to the announcement.
Beginning July 1st through September 4th (Labor Day), Oakland Beach 1, Conimicut Point Beach and City Park Beach will be opened and staffed in accordance with the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) mandates.
Staffing requirements set by DEM require two lifeguards at Oakland Beach 1 and Conimicut Point Beach. City Park beach requires three lifeguards on weekends and holidays.
Over the past several years, the City along with state and local agencies has made tireless efforts to revitalize our shores. Thanks to the numerous positive relationships the City has fostered, our beaches remain among some of the most beautiful in the state. In an ongoing effort to keep our beaches safe, clean and accessible, the Parks and Recreation Department is committed to upholding city policies and procedures to ensure safety and enjoyment throughout the summer season, according to the release.
“As another beach season arrives, I, along with my administration, aim to have successful, safe and enjoyable summer spent on shores,” said Mayor Avedisian. “We will continue to meet DEM’s guidelines on staffing and will be vigilant in monitoring all City beaches throughout the season.”
As in years past, there will be no beach fees for residents or visitors at any of our three staffed beaches.
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