This summertime favorite features a sandy beach beside a chlorinated and filtered pool built into the Arlington Reservoir, which straddles the Arlington-Lexington line on the north end of town. The beach is open from 10 a.m. to dusk, late June 22 to late August and is supervised by certified life guards.
Beach-goers must buy a tag to enter the facility and present proof of residency to avoid paying an out-of-town fee. Summer passes are also available, and swimming lessons are provided for a fee. For full information, go to the Recreation Department's website.
The beach park also has a small sandy playground with swings and slides. Bikes, pets, ball playing, throwing discs and toys are prohibited in the beach area. Children under 12 must have adult supervision.
The beach is also on a 0.9-mile path that circles the reservoir and connects with Hurd Field, a park off Drake Road with two baseball diamonds and a soccer field, and Rindge Park, a shady Lexington park with a small playground overlooking the reservoir.
- Hours: June and July, 10am - 8pm; August, 10am - 7pm
- Parking: Free lot
- Public/Private: Public
- Type: Lake
- Facilities: Restrooms
- Restrictions: No alcohol, No pets
- Features: Beach, Benches, Playgrounds
- Services: Restrooms
- Features: Slides, Swings
- Discounts: Child, Group/family, Senior, Volume/season