Gravenhurst keeps beaches closed, hopes to have Splash Pad open soon
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Gravenhurst is keeping all of its public beaches closed this week.
The town wants to make sure all the public spaces are safe for locals and visitors after broken glass was discovered at a few of the beaches in April. Hazardous sharps were most recently discovered at Gull Lake Rotary Park last week, which promoted the closure of that and other beaches. Town crews are sweeping sand at all of the beaches and conducting underwater searches. Officials say the beaches may not reopen until next week.
The town is also working on getting the Splash Pad at Muskoka Wharf open soon. Officials are working with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to get a sign off on the Splash Pad water quality by June 15th.
Bracebridge recently reopened its public beaches after giving them one last sweep for hazardous sharps over the weekend. Mayor Graydon Smith says the town will continue to monitor all the beaches to make sure they’re safe for visitors.
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