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What Are The Rules This Summer at Silver Lake?

Before you head to the beach, you should know of the 2014 rules.

Patch File Photo
Patch File Photo
Wilmington officials put some new rules into effect this summer at Silver Lake to help stop problems that have shown up in the past. So what should residents know when they head to the sands of Wilmington's beach?

Town Beach is free for Wilmington residents to use, though proof of residency is required. That proof can include a driver's license, student school picture ID, or a current tax bill and picture ID.

Non-residents can use the beach, however, it will cost $10 for a day pass per person.

In addition, beach rules are in effect. They are as followed, according to the town website:
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • Feeding of water fowl is prohibited
  • Carry in/carry out policy in effect for trash
  • No disorderly conduct
  • No smoking at Silver Lake
  • No dogs on beaches adjacent to the water
  • No barbecues or cooking on the beaches
  • No refunds can be given for any reason
  • No glass containers
  • No flotation devices
  • Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants wearing diapers must wear protective rubber pants or swim diapers
  • No washing infants in the water
  • No launching personal watercrafts from the beach
  • No hanging on or swimming beyond the ropes
Anyone with additional questions can call the Wilmington Recreation Department at (978) 658-4270.
Dan Byer July 11, 2014 at 09:18 AM
Sorry, swimming within ropes doesn't appeal to me. And what's up with the little beach? Did I miss some bit of news? Why is that closed?

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