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Waukesha County lifeguard staffed beaches to transition to 'swim at your own risk'

Posted at 12:17 PM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 13:38:26-04

WAUKESHA COUNTY -- As summer winds down and school starts back up again, Waukesha County is preparing by transitioning their beaches from staffed with lifeguards to a 'swim at your own risk' beaches. 

The transition will begin August 14 and will be done at the following beaches:

  • Fox Brook Park
  • Menomonee Park
  • Minooka Park
  • Mukwonago Park
  • Muskego Park
  • Naga-Waukee Park

County Executive Paul Farrow says this is a way to benefit the community in the long run.

“As summer draws to a close, we like to continue to offer swimming options for both residents and visitors,” Farrow said. “The switch to all Swim at Your Own Risk beaches allows us to extend the season for as long as the weather will allow.”

The beaches will be open daily from sunrise to sunset. Waukesha County park staff will continue to conduct regular daily maintenance of the beach, restrooms, and surrounding areas. Water quality testing will also continue, and water quality signs will be posted.