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City of Racine Public Health Department
North Beach, Zoo Beach, and the off-shore swim zone at Samuel Myers Park open for swimming the first weekend in June and close the day after Labor Day. Additional information, including park hours, water temperature, and beach status can be found on the City of Racine's Beaches page.
The City of Racine Public Health Department Laboratory performs water quality testing Monday-Friday at North Beach and Zoo Beach. The off-shore swim zone at Samuel Myers Park is tested once per week. Current beach status and water temperature can be viewed on the City of Racine's home page, and Beaches page.
Lifeguards are present at North Beach ONLY from June through August from 10 am until 6 pm. Visitors are HIGHLY recommended to swim only within the "Protected Area" and should avoid swimming in either unprotected areas or "No Swimming" zones. Due to limited availability of certified lifeguards, lifeguards are NOT staffed at Zoo Beach or the Samuel Myers off-shore swim zone. Please see the Water Safety in Racine County storymap for more information.
No, with the exception of service animals, dogs and other animals are not allowed on City beaches by municipal ordinance Section 70-90.
You can report an illegal discharge or dumping event using the Wisconsin DNR Violation Tip Hotline online form or by calling (800) 847-9367. Violations may also be reported to the Public Health Department by calling (262) 636-9203 or emailing.
No. Feeding gulls is highly discouraged for several reasons:
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