Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection Opens 8 Parks for Swimming For This Weekends Heatwave

This article was published on: 07/17/20 2:10 PM by Mike Minarsky

According to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, they are re-opening some swimming areas that had been previously closed since they were classified as inlets and water is stagnant, which may have helped the spread of COVID-19.

DEEP is opening 8 parks for swimming in Connecticut, and one is right in our own backyard.  The list of parks are as follows:

  • Stratton Brook State Park – Simsbury
  • Wharton Brook State Park – Wallingford
  • Day Pond State Park – Colchester
  • Gay City State Park – Hebron
  • Chatfield Hollow State Park – Killingworth
  • Black Rock State Park – Watertown
  • Hopeville Pond State Park – Griswold
  • Lake Waramaug State Park – Kent

It should also be noted that there will be no lifeguards present at inland parks.  DEEP will also be monitoring water levels and attendance state parks to make sure proper social distance guidelines are being practiced.

The weather is going to be very warm in Eastern Connecticut, DEEP also encourages you to get to the parks early since they may have to shut down admission to the parks depending on how many people are there and social distancing isn’t possible.

The weather is going to be very warm in Eastern Connecticut

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