Last week's rain kept potential beach-goers home for much of the week, instead of taking advantage of the opening of Pomps Pond.

The Woburn Street town recreation site opened as planned June 29, although it closed early because of the weather.

"Not a great week for opening," Recreation Department Assistant Director Christopher Dempsey said.

There will be pandemic-related regulations this year, including keeping the snack bar closed and not renting boats, at least for the time being.

Here are other details from Dempsey:

Pond passes are being sold on AndoverRec.com. Any resident can buy a summer pass online for $150 ($90 for senior citizens). Only credit cards — no cash — will be accepted at the gate for day passes.

The number of cars in the parking lot and people on the beach will be limited. Beach-goers will be asked to wear a mask while they are going onto or off the beach and into the bathrooms.

Patrons will be asked to maintain social distance between their group and other groups on the beach and in the water.

To start the summer there will not be any boat rentals or snack shack. This will be re-evaluated as the summer goes on.

Pond hours are noon to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

 

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