Dartmouth Parks & Recreation Covid-19 Phase II Beach/Park Guidelines

Beach

Beach Hours:
Beach hours will remain the same (9-5 Jones and Apponagansett, 9-8 Round Hill), however Lifeguards will only be staffed from 9-5 at all locations.

Face Coverings:
All beach visitors shall comply with COVID-19 Order 31: Order Requiring Face Coverings in Public Places Where Social Distancing is Not Possible. The order requires any person over the age of 2, whether indoors or outdoors, to wear a face covering or mask when they cannot maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and others, unless they have a medical condition preventing them from doing so (see further guidance here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-state-of-emergency). Masks are not required to be worn while swimming.

Group Size:
No groups larger than 10 are allowed to gather.

Blanket/Chair Location:
To allow for adequate social distancing for ingress, egress, and transit across the beach, a minimum of 12 foot distance between blankets/chairs of groups is required.

Lifeguard:
A minimum clear distance of 6 feet shall be maintained between the public and all lifeguard stands except in the case of an emergency.

Parking Lot:
Parking spaces will be reduced to limit beach capacity in order to accommodate adequate social distancing. Parking is First Come First Served.

Restrooms:
While waiting in line for the restroom, maintain the 6 foot distancing by standing next to cones which designate the required spacing. Restroom max occupancy is 2, please wait outside if the restroom is occupied.

Games:
Non-contact games now allowed.