Cool Off This Summer – Swimming Spots & Favorite Local Beaches

Quinsigamond State Park

10 Lake Ave. Worcester MA 01612
(508) 755-6880

Quinsigamond State Park actually consists of two park sites, both of which are located on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester: Regatta Point and Lake Park. The Regatta Point park is a very popular beach which offers facilities for swimming and picnicking. There is a $8 fee per car  ($10 for out-of-state) and the hours this summer are 8 am to 8 pm. There is a lifeguard on duty from 10 am – 6 pm.  Regatta Point is used extensively for sailing and rowing crew regattas,​ and the 2,000 meter rowing course is internationally recognized as one of the best courses in the world..

Regatta Point Community Sailing is also located here if you want to go sailing, rent a kayak, or try your hand at a stand-up paddle.

About a mile away is the second park, Lake Park, and it has a smaller swimming area and also provides a number of other recreational opportunities like mild hiking, tennis courts, and a picnic area. There is no fee to use this park.

Veterans Memorial (Bennett Field) Swimming Pool

1260 Main St. Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 792-5515

Veterans Memorial Pool is an outdoor state-run pool and small splash park which is located in the heart of Webster Square in Worcester.  It is free to enter and is open 11:15 am – 6:45 pm, 7 days a week until August 23, 2017.  They do offer extended hours in July (Thursday nights until 7:45 pm) and August (Thursday nights until 7:30 pm).

Breezy Picnic Grounds & Waterslides

Source – Breezy Picnic Grounds

520 Northwest Main St. Douglas, Massachusetts 01516
(508) 476-2664

A family-owned recreational facility nestled in the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor in south central Massachusetts.  Enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear Whitins Reservoir, riding the waterslides, and relaxing on their well-groomed grounds. It’s open now until August 28, 2017 and the hours for swimming are 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, with the waterslides being open from 10:00 am – 5:45 pm daily. Parking is free but admission costs $9.00-$21.00 per person depending on the day and options selected.