Lakeview Park beaches in Oshawa open in time for heat wave

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Published June 17, 2024 at 11:34 am

Lakeview Park Beach Oshawa
Lakeview Park Beach Oshawa

Lakeview Park’s two beaches are now open for the season, just in time for a heat warning in effect for much of southern Ontario this week.

The beaches will be staffed with lifeguards between 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. every day until Monday, September 2, weather and conditions permitting.

Heat waves often bring with them a rise in e-coli levels but last week’s weekly Beach Report from Durham Region’s health department found just one beach – Newcastle Beach Central (at Mill Street) in Clarington – posted as unsafe.

Lakeview Park’s two beaches (east and west), as well as the other eight beaches tested by the Region each week were all deemed safe for swimming.

Beachgoers are encouraged to check the Region of Durham’s posted beach closures at Durham.ca/beaches before dipping their toes in the water and to swim only in designated areas and always with a buddy.

The free Lifejacket Loaner Program is back this summer at Lakeview Park, offering free access to lifejackets. Look for the Lifejacket Loaner sign near the beach hut. Lifejackets must be returned after each use.

For more information, visit Oshawa.ca/Lifejacket.

You can also beat the heat by taking a plunge at Camp Samac outdoor pool in the north end, with pool opening for the season next Monday. Visit Oshawa.ca/swim for leisure swim schedules, admission rates and more details.

Oshawa’s splash pads are also open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For information on splash pad locations visit Oshawa.ca/splashpads.

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