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Ontario Beach Park open for swimming

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So far Durand Eastman Beach has been closed less often than Ontario Beach in Charlotte.

Public swimming at Ontario Beach Park is now open for the 2020 season.

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello said that county lifeguards are on duty and swimming is permitted from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days a week. Swimming is not allowed when lifeguards are not on duty. The playground, restroom facilities and changing rooms are open to the public.

In accordance with New York State guidelines and regulations, the beachfront and any indoor facilities will be at fifty percent capacity. Beachgoers are asked to maintain at least six feet of physical distance from each other, unless from members of the same household.

Face coverings must be worn if unable to maintain six feet physical distance. Additionally, beach chairs, blankets and other items must be 10 feet apart except for members of the same household or family.

“Our County Parks Department staff has done an incredible job preparing the beach for swimmers and beachgoers alike over the last several weeks. I am hopeful that everyone will be mindful of the guidelines and restrictions put in place and will enjoy all that Ontario Beach has to offer,” Bello said.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.