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Crystal Lake Park

Crystal Lake with playground

Crystal Lake Beach is open 8 AM to 8 PM. 


Crystal Lake Park is located off of Bodwell Road in Southern Manchester.

  • Park Curfew and gates lock when staff leaves at 8 PM. 
  • Showers must be taken
  • Bathers must wear bathing suits (no shorts or t-shirts)
  • The Swimwear Policy is available on the City’s Website or you can ask the facility staff to view a copy. 
  • Tight-fitting rubber pants or plastic “swim pants” are required for those individuals who are diaper-dependent or for those who are not toilet trained.  Disposable or cloth diapers are not permitted.
  • No sitting or hanging on safety (float) line
  • Floating aids, masks, snorkels, fins, etc., are not permitted.
  • Swimmers wearing a swim vest must have a doctor’s note. The vest must be coast guard approved Type 2 with crotch strap
  • No underwater distance swimming
  • No boats, canoes, floats, or rafts in the swimming area
  • No jet skis allowed
  • Skateboards, Bikes, Rollerblades/skates are not allowed in the bathhouse. 
  • Non-swimmers must stay in shallow water accompanied by an adult who is less than an arm’s length away.
  • No climbing on guard chair and tower
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park
  • No grilling or open flame in the park
  • Smoking is not permitted on the beach
  • Pets of any kind are not permitted beyond the wooden fence
  • No swimming or diving off rocks
  • Please do not feed the ducks
  • No littering

During the summer, the gate will remain open until 8 pm.

During the fall, winter, and spring, the gate will close at sunset.