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Haverhill

July 3, 2013

Plug Pond beach open for summer

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To add to the aesthetics of the area, workers spread mulch around the park’s benches and trees.

“This summer we plan to replace all of the bathroom stalls and are currently seeking quotes from vendors,” Ouellette said.

Families looking to have a cookout can bring their own propane grills, but they must be small and will be positioned by staff members for the safety of everyone.

Only Haverhill residents are allowed in and must show proof of residency to recreation staff members at the entrance. Parking costs $2 per vehicle. A season pass is $20. Walkers enter free.

In addition to its sandy beach — which is perfect for lounging — the lake offers recreational activities such as sailing, canoeing and fishing, although the city does not provide boating or fishing equipment.

The summer lunch program offered through Haverhill’s public schools is now in effect. Lunches are free and are offered weekdays to people 18 and younger.

Plug Pond beach

Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week

Lifeguards: On duty during operating hours

Haverhill residents only: Proof of residency required

Parking fee: $2 per vehicle

Restrictions: No alcoholic beverages, smoking or pets

Season passes: $20, available at the gate

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