The following was issued by the City this morning at 8:45 a.m.
Due to extreme temperatures, all three Framingham beaches will be open at no cost this weekend (July 20-21) to Framingham residents.
The National Weather Service announced that temperatures will feel like 100 - 112 today and on Sunday. This is due to temperatures predicted to be 96 - 102 today and Sunday, and humidity being in the low-mid-70s.
Residents who have purchased beach tags can show their tags or proof of residency to access the beaches. All other Framingham residents only need to show proof of residency like a drivers license for beach access.
The City beaches are:
- Lake Waushakum beach on Nipmuc Terrace
- Learneds Pond on Shawmut Terrace
- Saxonville Beach on Lake Road.
Beaches will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lifeguards will be at the beaches.
Yesterday, SOURCE and several City Councilors urged the Mayor to waive the beach fees on Saturday and Sunday, as the National Weather Service has issued a heat warning, as temperatures and the heat index could exceed 100 degrees.