WILMINGTON, MA — Planning on going to Town Beach this summer? Make sure you know the rules! The Wilmington Recreation Department recently published the Beach Rules, which remain unchanged from last year:
Silver Lake – Beach Rules 2019
The public beach at Silver Lake provides our finest natural recreational resource. Town Beach will be open daily from Saturday, June 8 through Sunday, August 11, 2019. Qualified lifeguards supervise the facility from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily (weather permitting).
The use of Town Beach is free for Wilmington residents. Proof of residency is required for free admission. Acceptable proof of residency is as follows:
- Current Massachusetts Driver’s License with a Wilmington address
- RMV issued Massachusetts ID with a Wilmington address
- Wilmington Public Schools Photo ID
Those that do not have proof of residency will be charged the non-resident fee.
RATES FOR NON-RESIDENTS: Non-residents can purchase a day pass for $10 per person (ages 3 and over) at the Town Beach each day from June 9 to August 12.
BEACH RULES (Non-adherence may result in loss of beach privileges and/or fines)
* No alcoholic beverages allowed on Town property
* Feeding of water fowl prohibited on Town property
* No littering; carry in/carry out policy in effect
* No disorderly conduct on Town property
* Smoking is prohibited at the Silver Lake Recreation Area
* No dogs on beaches or Town property adjacent to the water from May 1 – October 1
* No barbecues or cooking on beaches or Town property adjacent to the water
* No refunds can be given for purchase of daily admission for any reason
* No glass containers allowed on the beach
* Flotation devices of any type are prohibited
* Children under 14 must be accompanied by and supervised by an adult at all times
* Infants wearing diapers must wear protective rubber pants or Swimmies diapers
in the water
* No washing of infants in the water
* Launching personal watercraft from the beach is prohibited
* No hanging on or swimming beyond the ropes
For more information, contact the Wilmington Recreation Department at 978-658-4270.
(NOTE: The cover photo is from Jamie Boudreau.)
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