Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo today announced that hours for public swimming at Ontario Beach Park will be extended for tonight, Wednesday, August 10th, due to the high heat and humidity.

“With the weather climbing into elevated levels of heat and humidity, we are extending the hours of public swimming at Ontario Beach Park to better accommodate families looking to escape the heat,” said Dinolfo. “On hot days like today, it is important to slow down, stay hydrated, apply sunscreen frequently, check on neighbors and find a place to cool-off — such as in the refreshing waters of Ontario Beach Park.”  

Lifeguards will remain on duty and public swimming will be allowed to continue at Ontario Beach Park for one extra hour, until 8:00 p.m., as long as conditions, including adequate daylight and water quality, are favorable.

Normal hours for public swimming are from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., daily through Labor Day. Swimming is only allowed at Ontario Beach Park when lifeguards are on duty.  

A recorded telephone message is updated daily at (585) 753-5887 with information on beach conditions and whether swimming is permitted or not.