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Waterfront Passes

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Patron Beach Lake View
The Recreation Department would like to help residents include waterfront activities as an integral part of their summer plans.

It is part of Recreation Park which boasts two playgrounds, swings, a sand volleyball court, 18 hole mini golf course, gaga pit, horseshoe pits, BBQ grills,  a pavilion with restrooms and changing rooms, many picnic tables and an ice cream shack. 

The beaches and grounds are beautifully maintained by our maintenance crew.

Unlike most other Park swim areas the Beekman Rec Lake is chlorinated! 

A “plake” combines the best part of a pool and the best part of a lake!
  • Fresh water is continually drawn from a creek into the swim area
  • Like a pool, the water is filtered and chlorinated
  • The bottom of the plake is bulldozed and cleaned each spring with new stone and sand spread eliminating muck and weeds
  • Like a lake there is a sandy beach which the kids LOVE to build and play in
  • Each weekday there is a sand castle contest
  • We have CORCL boats to rent (can’t do that in a pool!)

Weather & Staff Permitting Beach Hours
  • Friday June 24 - Labor Day: 1:00pm-7:00pm (5pm on Labor Day)

Safety Guidelines & Clarity
Our swimming area is created by water diverted from the Fishkill Creek. Once in our lake, the water is chlorinated. The Dutchess County Health Department regulates our swimming area and inspects it frequently. In order to comply with the Health Department , we have to maintain four feet of water clarity to open our deep sections.

Periodically, after heavy rains that stir up the creek supplying water to the swimming area, on heavy beach use days, or long dry spells, we may have to temporarily close our deep sections if we do not have four feet of water clarity. The safety of our patrons is our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience closures may cause and ask for your patience and understanding.

Inclement Beach Weather Policy
  • The Beach is closed during inclement weather at the discretion of the staff
  • The beach, mini-golf, volleyball and all outdoor activities are suspended for 30 minutes whenever thunder is heard or lightening is seen; we ask patrons to seek shelter in their cars during these times
  • Group Swim lessons are cancelled during inclement weather
  • Beach closure will be posted as an “Alert” on the website home page and on the voice mail on the Park Manager’s phone, 223-6970
  • There are no refunds for inclement weather

General Rules on the Beach
  • No throwing of objects or sand
  • No hanging or sitting on ropes/lemon lines
  • No Smoking or Vaping permitted om the park
  • No flotation aids (life vests, arm floats, balls, inflatables, swimsuits with float aids, etc.) or masks, fins and snorkels, are permitted in the swimming area
  • No alcohol permitted in the park
  • Place all garbage in receptacles; sort recycling
  • Keep out of the creek
  • Fires in Park Grill only

Supervision of Minors
  • Children 12 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an ADULT with a wristband at all times
  • Parents are responsible for watching their children in the water at all times;
  • If they are young non-swimmers the children should be on the shallow side of the rope and an adult should be in the water with them, no more than 2 steps away
  • Children under 16 years of age who would like to go in the deep end must pass a swim test and wear an additional wrist band indicating that they can go in the deep water; once tested the Gate staff will keep an index file with their name and they can get a new wrist band as needed

Day Pass Fees
  • Guest Passes for visitors entering the park WITH a member: $6
  • Day Passes for visitors using the park WITHOUT a member: Residents* $10, Non-residents $15
  • Children 12 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an ADULT with a wristband at all times

Unnamed Guest Pass
  • Seasonal UNNAMED Guest Pass for Families with a Membership enabling them to bring ONE guest to the beach WITH them each day
  • Residents*: $70
  • Non-residents: $225
  • If you anticipate having non-resident guests visit you for an extended time this summer, you are strongly encouraged to purchase an Unnamed Guest Pass for each guest.

Group Weekend ONLY Pass
  • There are no membership related discounts associated with this pass
  • This pass is recommended for non-resident families who would like to use the park only on Saturdays and Sundays
  • There is NO use on Saturday July 17th the park is reserved solely for the Beekman Fire Department volunteers that day
  • This Group is a household account and may contain up to 2 parents and 2 unmarried children under 24 years of age living permanently in the residence; if there are multiple families living at the same residence, each must have their own "Family" Pass
  • If there are more than 2 children, each additional child is $60.

Rental Party Passes
  • If you are renting the Rec Park Pavilion, the Beach Picnic Area, or the Community Center may be discounted passes available for the DAY OF YOUR PARTY subject to staff availability*
  • This opportunity is limited to TWICE/summer/family
  • All children 12 and under must be supervised on the beach by adults with wristbands
  • Please contact the Recreation Office, M-F between 9:30 and 3:30 for more information
  • *This has been a most challenging year to recruit qualified waterfront staff.  We have posted the positions in multiple locations, reached out to multiple contacts, connected potential staff with multiple training opportunities, raised the rate of pay, and offered to reimburse staff for the required certification training. If you know anyone interested in becoming waterfront staff here is a link to some Certification Classes.  Here is a link to the Staff Application.

*Proof of Residency:
*To be eligible for Town of Beekman resident discounts for programs, proof of residency is checked annually for all participants, including those who have previously been enrolled. We will check the tax rolls but depending on the outcome, you may be asked to provide:
1. A cable or utility bill, AND
2. Proof of identity in the form of a Government Issued Photo ID

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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