Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) As summertime arrives, the swimming pools and beaches at state and county parks are opening up.
Angela Berti with State Parks says Beaver Island and Evangola beaches have opened, the pool at Fort Niagara will open on Saturday, and Wilson's beach will be open on Friday.
Berti says it's important to follow lifeguard instructions. "All of our swimming facilities have lifeguards and we want everyone to be safe, that's most important," says Berti. She adds if no lifeguards are present, they swimming facilities are closed.
Berti says water quality is checked often, but state park beaches are rarely closed because of poor water quality.
Erie County's Bennett Beach has opened for the season.