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Parks & Rec Announces Updates To Beach, Pool Access



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NOTE (Thursday, August 13, 2020): This post has been updated to reflect the closure of Eichler's Cove beach on August 13.

NOTE (Friday, August 14, 2020): Newtown Parks & Rec has announced that Treadwell Park Pool will reopen Saturday, August 15. The reservation system is back online and should be used by anyone planning to visit the Philo Curtis Road location. Eichler's Cove beach remains closed for the day. Park & Rec is again hoping to reopen that swimming option tomorrrow.

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Newtown Parks & Recreation announces that as of August 12, Eichler’s Cove Beach is open without the reservation system and continuing on a first come, first served basis during the following time periods:

9-11 am; 11:15 am-1:15 pm; 1:30-3:30 pm; 3:45-5:45 pm; 6-7 pm.

NOTE: due to water sample results that exceeded acceptable limits for swimming, Parks & Rec on August 13 announced that Eichler's Cove beach is closed for swimming for the day. Samples collected Thursday will be analyzed for a possible reopening Friday morning, August 14. The status of the swimming area will be determined after receiving results and discussion with Park & Rec and the Director of Health.

The reservation system is expected to resume on Friday, August 14. If internet is down and help is needed to make a reservation, call 203-270-4340 for assistance.

Treadwell Park pool, which was knocked offline by the storm, has been closed since early afternoon Tuesday, August 4. Parks & Rec has announced it will reopen Saturday, August 14. The online reservation system will also resume as of Saturday.

Pool hours are Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-7 pm; and weekdays, 11 am-6 pm.

No Torpedoes Swim Team for the rest of the week.

The Claris Construction & Newtown Parks and Recreation Concerts are on for this week and next at Dickinson Park Band Shell. Performances run 6:30-8 pm, and guests should use the park entrance off Deep Brook Road (west of the skate park) to access the concert area.

*Survivors Swing Band, Thursday, August 13

*Cold Duck Time, Thursday August 20

Social distancing circles are set up. Bring chairs and picnic baskets to enjoy an evening of music.

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