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Madison Parks provides seasonal lifeguard services at select beaches.
DAILY STAFFED BEACHES - 11:00AM TO 7:00PM
(FRIDAY, JUNE 9 - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017)
WEEKEND STAFFED BEACHES - 12:30-4:30PM SATURDAY/SUNDAY
(SATURDAY, JUNE 10 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017, and Tuesday, July 4)
Lifeguards will not be on-duty when beaches are closed by Public Health or during inclement weather. Water quality conditions are monitored in-season by Public Health Madison & Dane County Beach Conditions
and may list a beach as CLOSED. It is also advice to avoid swimming after a heavy rainfall. More information
: Improvements are happening at Esther Park
beach! Due to reconstruction, the beach will be closed for the 2017 season.
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901 Gilson St.
Yes (not on duty today)
Madison Parks has 175 playgrounds to spark your imagination right in your neighborhood. In fact, the City of Madison has the most playgrounds per resident of any city in the nation, with almost 2 more playgrounds per 1,000 residents than the city that got second place! From swing sets, to unique climbing features our playgrounds are perfect for your toddler to your teen.
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Bernie's Beach Park - Playground
Restrooms are located throughout the parks system and in most cases in a park with a reservable shelter. Most of the restrooms are available only during the summer months. Restrooms available during the winter months include those open for winter activities at the following parks: Tenney, Vilas, Elver, Olbrich, Warner and Westmorland Parks.
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No firearms or weapons are permitted on this property. Violators are considered trespassers and subject to forfeiture or arrest.
Bernie's Beach Bathhouse
Open Year-Round: No