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LONG BEACH, KING'S BEACH, LYNN SHORE DRIVE AND RED ROCK PARK
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Long Beach, King's Beach, Lynn Shore Drive and Red Rock Park offer residents a wonderful opportunity for many year round activities including walking, jogging, bicycling and more. This historic expanse of waterfront property extends over two miles and offers wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Ample on-street parking along Lynn Shore Drive is available for visitors to King’s Beach and Red Rock Park. Vast areas of hard-packed sand are exposed at low tide which can be accessed at King’s Beach and Long Beach as well as near the boat launching area on Lynn Harbor. Other interesting natural features include tide pools at Red Rock Park that are often filled with colorful marine plants and animals.

Contact The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
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DCR Lynn Beach Reservation
First Annual Children’s Concert and “Day at the Park”

Saturday, July 24th
1PM

View Our Flyer Here!
Join us on Saturday, July 24th For our first annual Children’s Concert and “Day at the Park”
Featuring The Tow Jam Puppet Band! Activities start at 1PM and the band plays from 2-3PM.

Activities include:
-Northeastern University Marine Science Center’s Traveling Aquarium
-Balloon Animals by Drew’s Balloons
-Face Painting
-Reps from Nahant SWIM, Lynn Police, Lynn Fire, & The Daily Item of Lynn

Admission is FREE. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.
Visit Long Beach

Long Beach offers public swimming, a comfort station, and lifeguard supervision during July and August. There is a fee for parking at Long Beach from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., May to September. King’s Beach offers public swimming. There is no lifeguard.

Park headquarters includes Ward Bathhouse, where a visitor center, showers, and sanitary facilities are available free of charge. There is no public restroom at Lynn Shore Reservation. Open year round, dawn to dusk.

Boat launch is available at Lynn Harbor. Visit our Waterfront Webpage for Harbor activities.

More About The Long Beach Reservation

Open year round, dawn to dusk. Boat ramps provide public access to Lynn Harbor. Public swimming at Long Beach and King's Beach. Fee for parking at Long Beach, 8:00am - 5:00pm, May - Sept. An expansive seascape can be viewed from over four miles of waterfront that is managed under public ownership. A promenade extends along the two-mile length of the two reservations at the edge of Nahant Bay and is available year round for activities such as walking, jogging and bicycling. Vast areas of hard-packed sand are exposed at low tide which can be accessed at King's Beach and Long Beach on Nahant Bay as well as near the boat launching area on Lynn Harbor. Other interesting natural features include a mile-long system of fragile sand dunes parallel to Long Beach, and tide pools at Red Rock Park that are often filled with colorful marine plants and animals.

Ball fields, racquetball and tennis courts are available near Nahant Rotary. A tot lot is located near park headquarters at Ward Bathhouse where a visitor center, showers, and sanitary facilities are available free of charge. A comfort station is located at Long Beach in Nahant Beach Reservation and lifeguards supervise areas of that waterfront during July and August. A parking lot with a capacity of 1,300 vehicles is available at Long Beach for which a fee is collected from May through September. Ample on-street parking along Lynn Shore Drive is available for visitors to King's Beach and Red Rock Park. There is no public toilet facility at Lynn Shore Reservation and there is no lifeguard program at King's Beach. The parking lot at the public access boat ramp has a capacity of 70 vehicles with trailers.

The Metropolitan District Commission acquired private properties in the early 1900's in order to create the two abutting reservations. Many buildings, including Samuel Soule's 1855 Hotel Nahant, were removed in order to assure public access, protect important natural features and provide open space.

Special Programs:
Interpretive programs and beach-related recreational events are offered periodically, including school programming with topics such as marine biology and natural history.

VISUAL MILE MARKERS ENCOURAGE GETTING PHYSICAL

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VISUAL MILE MARKERS ENCOURAGE GETTING PHYSICAL

Campaign to Increase Physical Activity and Overall Wellness among Area Residents

Regular physical activity reduces the risk for many chronic diseases, helps to maintain a healthy weight, and strengthens muscles, bones, and joints. Diseases that may be avoided with regular physical activity are diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, depression, cancer, obesity, asthma and injuries related to falls. 

In response to the rising rates of chronic diseases, the Healthy Lynn Partnership at the Health Division of the Inspectional Services Department launched a Walking and Jogging Project to increase physical activity among the residents of Lynn, Nahant and Swampscott.  Implemented by Health Intern Jenn Schumann, and with support from the Lynn Department of Public Works, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation the project includes ¼ mile marker medallions along Lynn Shore Drive covering approximately 3 miles.  Dubbed The Nahant, Swampscott & Lynn Good Health Partnership, the markers extend along the beach front sidewalk area from The Tides restaurant (2B Wilson Road) to the Red Rock Bistro (141 Humphrey St) in Swampscott.  These visual markers encourage efforts made by those walking, running, or bicycling by informing residents how far they have gone.  In addition to the physical fitness benefits, the markers are proving to increase the overall use of this wonderful area.

The partnership believes that overall wellness of the residents of Lynn can be improved through increased physical activity and healthy eating habits. A community-wide effort is needed to increase the health of residents through the support of these types of health initiatives.  The Nahant, Swampscott & Lynn Good Health Partnership aims to empower residents to take control of their health and to reach their own health “markers”.                                                   

For Inquiries, please Contact Health Director MaryAnn O’Connor at 781-598-4000 moconnor@lynnma.gov

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