CDC guidelines recommend social distancing of 6’ for public spaces and not participating in crowds greater than 250 persons. We are providing this information for the benefit of the public, however, we do not have the ability to patrol the beach to ensure compliance and therefore users are recommended to exercise their own best judgment.
For summer 2020, the beach will tentatively open on Saturday, June 6. Staffed hours are to be determined at this point.
The beach will no longer have lifeguards on duty after mid-August; however, the beach will remain open to use through Labor Day weekend at your own risk. Also, the department may close the beach on other dates as deemed necessary.
Additional parking for the beach, Lakefront Park or Laimon Family Lakeside Park can be found at Koepp Park (201 Oakton Avenue).
Water Quality Sign Postings
Important, Please Read
Signs will be placed on the lifeguard tower and two lifeguard chairs that will signify the current status of the beach water quality.
A GREEN good sign will be posted when E coli counts are less than 235 units per 100 mL of water according to the EPA’s good water quality guideline.
A YELLOW advisory sign will be posted when E coli counts are between 235 and 999 units per 100 mL of water. This means that the E coli levels are elevated, however do not warrant closing the beach per the EPA’s good water quality guidelines.
A RED closed sign will be posted when E coli counts exceed 1,000 units per 100 mL of water. This means that the counts are too high for safe swimming. The water will be retested daily until the counts reach a safe level and the beach can be reopened.
More information regarding E coli can be found at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website.