Bacteria Closes Learneds Pond Beach To Swimming

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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham Public Health Department announced today, July 28, after 4;30 p.m. that Learned Pond on Lower Shawmut Terrace will be closed to swimmers due to elevated bacteria counts.

Signs have been posted at the beach to alert the public about the closure. An updated announcement will be posted when Learned Beach reopens.

The other two beaches Waushakum Beach on Nipmuc Road and Saxonville Beach on Lake Road are unaffected and remain open to the public, said the City of Framingham Parks & Recreation department.

The City’s beaches are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. beach tags are FREE this year, but needed for access.

The City’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Division operates the public beaches and the water at each beach is tested weekly for bacterial quality.

The beach water at Learned Beach is currently being retested, said parks & recreation.

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Photo by Kayleigh O’Connor, a Framingham high student, and SOURCE intern.

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