Published on: July 8, 2020

Douglass Beach: Town of Brome Lake Introduces Control Measures

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Douglass Beach: Town of Brome Lake Introduces Control Measures

Brome Lake, July 8, 2020 — Noting a significant increase in the use of Douglass Beach, the Town of Brome Lake announces the implementation of certain measures to control access. As of today, temporary gates will border the site to limit the number of people who may use the beach. In addition, a portion of the parking lot will be reserved for Brome Lake residents.

In the event that the beach reaches its maximum, a coordinator has the authority to notify a security officer posted at the entrance. The latter can then restrict access until spaces become available.

It is also planned that a parking attendant be stationed at the entrance of the parking lot, in particular to collect entrance fees. He will post a sign indicating that the parking lot is at the limit of its capacity, if necessary, while managing a parking zone reserved for residents. The Town of Brome Lake is still looking for staff for this position. Interested candidates can contact the Centre Lac-Brome for more information at 450 242-2020 or at infoloisirs@ville.lac-brome.qc.ca.

The Town is adding an extra measure on weekends and during the two-week construction holiday by hiring someone with the mandate to enforce physical distance on the beach site.

“At this particular time of year, I ask people at Douglass beach to be civic-minded, as we have seen a significant increase in the number of visitors,” said Brome Lake Mayor Richard Burcombe. “Now that such measures have been implemented, I hope that users will cooperate so that everyone can enjoy this magnificent place while respecting the rules in effect.”

Douglass Beach remains open daily between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Access to the parking lot is free for Brome Lake residents who have purchased a parking sticker, available at the Town Hall or at the Centre Lac-Brome. The cost is always $10 per car for non-residents or $6 after 3 p.m.

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