Washington Park Lifeguard Team
2015 Washington Park Lifeguard Hours
The Michigan City Park Department staffs Red Cross certified lifeguards at the designated swimming area at the Washington Park lakefront.
Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 1st from 10 am to 3 pm
Beginning Saturday, June 2nd
Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday & Sundays 10 am to 6 pm through Labor Day weekend
Dates and times are subject to change. Check with staff at the front gate to see if lifeguards are on duty.
IF NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY - SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK!
SWIM WITH CAUTION
SWIMMING NOT ALLOWED
The coloredÂÂ flag system indicates water quality at testing sites.ÂÂ If results are 235 mg/l or below, a green flag will wave indicating that theÂÂ water quality results from the previous days' sample is satisfactory.ÂÂ If the results are 236 mg/l to 999 mg/l, a yellow advisory swim with caution flag will be raised. If sample results are over 1000 mg/l, a reg flag will be raised indicating the beach waters are closed.ÂÂ This system is a resultÂÂ of several years of data indicating that E.coli can sustain and replicate itself in our environment causing severe fluctuations with our water quality indicator (E.coli).ÂÂ Remember E.coli itself isÂÂ not harmful but can indicate the presence of other pathogens.
PLEASE RESPECT LAKE MICHIGAN AND EXERCISE SOUND COMMON SENSE. PLEASE OBEY ALL BEACH RULES!
Beach conditions are posted on this web site Monday through Friday only, through Labor Day. For weekend conditions, please call (219) 873-1406 ext. 390 or check in at the front gate to verify if the guarded area is open or closed.
Click to check current Washington Park beach conditions online.
For additional information, please contact us at 219-873-1506.