June 2018

Babb’s Beach and Park Opening

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Babb’s Beach & Park will be opening this month for the second season. This gem of a park is located on Congamond Lake in West Suffield.

Beginning June 23, patrons to the park will be greeted by gate attendants who will welcome you and point you in the right direction to park in the upper lot or to access the lower lot for handicap parking. The beach and park will be open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and earlier as the sun begins to set earlier in August. Suffield residents may visit the park free of charge with proof of residency and non-residents will be charged $20.00 per vehicle.

The waterfront will have a designated swim area that will be roped off with buoy markers defining the specific area to swim. Boats will not be allowed in this area. The south side of the beach will have a net installed for beach volleyball enthusiasts. For those who prefer a game of horseshoes, the upper park area has horseshoe pits and horseshoes will be on site for patrons to borrow.

A storage rack for kayaks, canoes or stand up paddle boards will be available for rental this summer on a first come first paid basis. Residents may rent a storage slot for the summer which will allow easy access to the water. Spaces may be purchased online at sufffieldrec.com.

We hope you have a great summer and enjoy this beautiful beach and park.

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