Brookfield’s town beach reopens
Brookfield’s town beach opened with restrictions on Friday, the latest step in its reopening phase. Picnic benches are also now available at town parks.
Beachgoers must have a season pass, which can be purchased through the Parks and Recreation Department, and a reservation. No daily passes are available at the beach. Residents can bring up to two guests per reservation and the guests must be added and paid for through the department ahead of time. Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Reservations are required this year because the beach will have limited capacity so people can maintain safe distances. There will also be designated seating. People can reserve from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. or 2 to 5:45 p.m. Pass holders can reserve two weekdays and one weekend session every seven days with no consecutive days. Residents can reserve by calling the department and then online once that system is in place.
Masks must be worn while entering and moving throughout the park, but not in the water.
Lifeguards will be on duty while the park is open: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
The swings, volleyball court, grills, picnic tables, restrooms and changing rooms will be available, but vending machines will be the only concessions available this summer. The basketball courts are still closed and there are no docks in the water this summer, including the floating dock/diving board, as well as the swim lanes.