Wrentham Limits Access To Lake Pearl To Local Residents After Overcrowding

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WRENTHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — If you're heading to Sweatt Beach in Wrentham this Memorial Day Weekend, you'd better be from around the area. The Town of Wrentham is through with letting anyone and everyone into the Lake Pearl shoreline, limiting access to Wrentham, Plainville, Norfolk, and Franklin residents.

Photo: Suzanne Sausville / WBZ NewsRadio

Recreation Director Jeff Plympton tells WBZ's Suzanne Sausville that guests will have to show ID to prove they are a resident.

"We do get a few emails, a few phone calls saying that it's disappointing but we owe to the towns people, especially the Wrentham people to enjoy their piece of land. Too many people coming from faraway places," Plympton said.

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Plympton goes on to say that water safety takes a priority, and when there's too many people on the Sweatt Beach, that becomes a huge liability.

"We're as well trying to thin down as far as parking on Woolford Road. The safety comes first," Plympton said.

Residents say visitors were out of hand last year, and the situation will be reassessed before the 2024 beach season.

WBZ's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports.

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