BEACH CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Beginning August 22, all water testing will be suspended for the beach season. At the present date (8/20), Chilson Beach water quality is safe for swimming. However, no lifeguards or gateguards will be on duty. Below, you will see our beach sample results from the entire 2020 beach season. Any questions, please call the office at 508-613-1666.
Chilson Beach at Beaver Pond
OPEN TO FRANKLIN RESIDENTS ONLY
Staff will be checking ID's at the entrance to enforce Franklin residents only.
SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK
Chilson Beach Rules
Chilson Beach will open for the season on Saturday, June 19, 2021 and will close for the season on Friday, August 20, 2021. Restrooms will be open on Saturday, June 19, 2021 and will be cleaned Monday through Friday for the duration of the summer season. Water testing will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021. All results will be posted as we receive them back from our lab. Water testing is admistered by the Board of Health and samples are sent to Analytical Balance in Middleboro. For more information about Mass.gov bathing beach standards, please visit: 105 CMR Bathing Beach
2020 Update: There are no lifeguards on duty, swim at your own risk. Every Monday morning throughout the summer, we are testing the water for E-coli, and the results are available below. If you have any questions regarding Chilson Beach, please do not hesitate to contact the Recreation Department at 508-613-1666.
*Results usually returned from the lab 5 days after sample date.
Joseph & Mary Vendetti Playground
The playground at Beaver Pond was dedicated to the children of Franklin by Joseph and Mary Vendetti. This tot lot was designed for ages 2-5 and features 3 spring animals (whale, porpoise, Clifford "the big red dog"), three slides with a rock climbing wall, a suspended bridge, and numerous challenges for kids. The playground is ADA compliant and is furnished with engineered wood fiber surfacing. The entire playground has been donated in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Vendetti. Special thanks to the Vendetti's for their donation to the children of Franklin. A dedication was held in September of 2005.
Beaver Pond Turf Field