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Wright's Pond Rules

Wright’s Pond Rules and Regulations
1. Operating hours: 10 AM to 1/2 hour before sunset.
2. Only patrons with a Wrights Pond parking or walk-in pass are admitted. (Driver’s license and/or RMV registration does NOT constitute a valid pass.)
3. Vehicle parking pass must be affixed to the driver’s side front window.
4. Recreation (walk-in) pass must be carried with patron at all times.
5. Recreation (walk-in) pass holders may admit up to 3 guests per pass.
6. Fishing is only allowed in non-swimming areas with a state fishing license.
7. Children under 7 years old or less than four feet tall must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in a swim suit at all times. While in the water, the parent or guardian must remain within an arm’s reach at all times.
8. Only infants and toddlers are allowed in opposite sex locker rooms unless granted approval by the pool staff.
9. All children under the age of 4 must wear a swimsuit diaper or plastic pants. No cloth or disposable diapers are allowed.
10. NO patrons under the influence of alcohol or narcotics will be admitted.
11. NO open fires are BBQ grills.
12. NO alcohol
13. NO glass items
14. NO smoking
15. NO swimming in unmarked areas
16. NO swimming without lifeguard
17. NO pets. Guide/service dogs are allowed, but not in the water.
18. NO foul abusive language or disruptive behavior.
19. NO boats
20. Children under 13 must have an adult present at all times.

Learn about how Wright’s Pond is accessible for those in wheelchairs or with other mobility issues.

Please note that a new law has been passed in Massachusetts concerning flotation devices:

General Laws
CHAPTER 111 PUBLIC HEALTH Section 127A.5 Requirement of personal flotation devices for municipal and recreational programs and camps for minor children; determination of swimming ability
[Text of section added by 2012, 153, Sec. 3 effective October 16, 2012.]
Section 127A1/2. (a) The department of public health shall adopt rules or regulations requiring municipal and recreational programs and camps for minor children under its jurisdiction to have a system in place to have Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices of Type I, II or III available to non-swimmers and at-risk swimmers who will be present in a swimming or diving area, excluding swimming pools, wading pools and other artificial bodies of water.
(b) A determination shall be made of each minor’s swimming ability at the first swimming session at municipal and recreational programs and camps in order to identify and classify non-swimmers and at-risk swimmers. Minors attending a municipal or recreational program or camp shall then be confined to swimming areas consistent with the limits of their swimming skills or to swimming areas requiring lesser skills than those for which they have been classified.
(c) No municipal or recreational program or camp for minor children shall refuse, decline or otherwise prohibit a parent, guardian or person with custody of a minor from providing a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device of Type I, II or III to such municipal or recreational program or camp to be used by the minor for the duration of the minor’s attendance at such camp.