Beaver Pond (Chilson Beach)

Beaver Pond Turf FieldChilson Beach at Beaver Pond 

380 Beaver Street, Franklin MA 02038

Staff will be checking ID's at the entrance to enforce Franklin residents only.

Chilson Beach Rules

Chilson Beach will open for the season on Saturday, June ,18 2022 and will close for the season on Saturday, August 20, 2022.  Restrooms will be open everyday and will be cleaned Monday through Friday for the duration of the summer season.  Water testing will begin on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.  All results will be posted as we receive them back from our lab.  Water testing is administered by the Board of Health and samples are sent to R.I. Analytical Laboratories, Inc..  For more information about bathing beach standards, please visit:  105 CMR Bathing Beach.  For more information about water testing, please visit the Health Department page

2022 Update:   There are no lifeguards on duty, swim at your own risk.  Every Tuesday morning throughout the summer, we are testing the water for E-coli, and the results are available below.    Due to a 20 day delay in receiving our results, we have decided to change laboratories.  We will now use RI Analytical Laboratories and results will be posted within 72 hours.  If you have any questions regarding Chilson Beach, please do not hesitate to contact the Recreation Department at 508-613-1666.

First test result for 2022 will be posted on June 16, 2022.


June 14, 2022 Results

June 21, 2022 Results

June 28, 2022 Results

July 5, 2022 Results

July 12, 2022 Results

July 19, 2022 Results

July 26, 2022 Results

August 2, 2022 Results

August 9, 2022 Results


June 15, 2021 Results

June 22, 2021 Results

June 29, 2021 Results

July 6, 2021 Results 

July 13, 2021 Results

On July 20th, the Town of Franklin changed to RI Analytical Laboratory in an effort to receive lab reports more timely.

July 20, 2021 Results

July 27, 2021 Results

August 3, 2021 Result

August 10, 2021 Result

August 17, 2021 Result


*Results usually returned from the lab 2-5 days after sample date.  If any test fails, we will post signs at the beach immediately. 

Beaver Pond Facility Improvement Project
The Beaver Pond Facility Improvement project has begun!  We are in the process of adding a grass practice field, a lacrosse rebound wall, and a brand new playground and a Challenger Course for older children.  The Challenger course is designed for children and adults (ages 13+) and includes 11 challenges that are fun, exciting and designed to keep children active.  The new Vendetti Playground installation was complete on June 1 with the entire project completion scheduled for Summer 2021. 


Vendetti Playground June 2021

Beaver Pond Turf Field