PLATTSBURGH - With this Saturday's forecast predicting temperatures in the low 90's, the city of Plattsburgh and the Clinton County Health Department have teamed up to expedite the opening of the City Beach.
Originally scheduled to open next Wednesday, June 23, officials will have the beach open and ready for swimming Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The beach will then re-open as scheduled Wednesday, June 23.
Admission for city residents is free with valid ID, free for town residents with a beach pass (which needs to be picked up at the town clerk's office), and $5 US/$6 CAN per car for all others.
"When we saw the forecast for this week, we knew our beach was going to be a busy place this weekend," said Steve Peters, superintendent of recreation for the city of Plattsburgh. "The Clinton County Health Department really came through for us this week to support our ability to provide a safe and accessible venue for everyone to enjoy. Our staff is hustling today, but we will have everything ready for a great beach day on Saturday."
The beach opening will also be in conjunction with the 12th annual Great Adirondack Car Show, Craft Fair & Giant Garage Sale, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. outside at the Crete Civic Center. Admission for the car show is $3 per person ($2 with WOKO card) and kids 12 and younger are admitted free.