August 5, 2021 - Unfortunately, all three city beaches are currently closed for swimming due to unsafe water quality (E. coli and Cyanobacteria). Full press release is available on the City's News page.
June 11, 2021 - Welcome to 2021 City of Framingham Beach Season!!! We have had to make a few adjustments in order to open the City beaches safely. See changes listed below or click on the Rules and Regulations for more details. We hope you enjoy the beaches!!
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.
Changes for 2021 Beach Season
Framingham Resident ONLY
Beach Fee has been waived for this year. Beach tags will NOT be required this year.
REQUIRED FOR ACCESS TO BEACHES: Resident ID, showing a valid Framingham address will be required each visit. This includes Driver's License, State Issued ID, Vehicle Registration, etc.
Be prepared to sign in when you arrive.
Beaches open June 17- August 12, 2021, 7 Days/wk, 10:00am -7:00pm**Hours may change based on staff availability
There are 3 City-owned beaches open to the public for a small fee. Beaches are staffed seasonally with Certified Lifeguards and Bath House Attendants. The beaches are typically open to the public from late-June to mid-August every year. City of Framingham beaches include:
Learned Pond; located on Shawmut Terrace
Saxonville Beach; located on Lake Road
Waushakum Pond; located on Nipmuc Terrace
Water Quality Testing: Prior to 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.