City of Framingham Beaches

Summer Season

There are three City of Framingham beaches open to Framingham residents ONLY at no charge. Beach tags are not required. Please bring proof of Framingham residency (Driver's License or ID, utility bill, or car registration, etc.) when visiting our City beaches. Water quality testing will be performed weekly from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more info on water testing the section below. 

Although we continue to experience a shortage of beach staff, Certified Lifeguards and Bath House Attendants will be scheduled from June to mid-August, to the best of our ability. There may be times when a beach is not staffed leaving the waterfront unguarded. Restrooms will be open when staffed. City of Framingham beaches include:

  • Learned Pond; located on Shawmut Terrace
  • Saxonville Beach; located on Lake Road
  • Waushakum Pond; located on Nipmuc Terrace

2023 Beach Info and Rules/Regulations (PDF)

Water Quality Testing: Before the opening of any of the city's beaches, Parks & Recreation conducts a weekly inspection of the beaches for sanitary and safety conditions as required by state regulations. This process includes testing the beach water for bacteria (E. coli). State regulation also requires the beach operator (in this case the Parks & Recreation Department) to post a sign at the beach to alert the public when a high bacteria count is collected. Bacterial load at different points of the pond/lake varies quite a bit. A high bacterial count in the water collected at the beach does not mean the rest of the water body will have high bacterial counts, and vice versa. The state regulation only requires public posting and closure at the beach, since only the beach water was tested. 

For the most recent beach water quality testing results, please visit the Framingham Public Health Department page.

HELP WANTED!! If you are, or you know someone who is, a Certified Lifeguard and wants to work this summer, please have them contact us at 508-532-5960. We are also looking for Bathhouse Attendants.

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For information on current projects the department is working on, including the Washakum Beach Improvements, please visit our Projects and Improvement Plans page.