NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City’s public beaches officially reopen for the season this weekend.
The parks commissioner wants to remind people about water safety.READ MORE: New York's COVID State Of Emergency Set To Expire Thursday
“It is absolutely important that you follow our beach safety rules,” Mitchell Silver said Monday. “Lifeguards are here for our protection, so be sure to follow their direction, and do not go into the water when a lifeguard is not on duty.”READ MORE: 'Diaphragm Law' Banning NYPD Officers From Applying Pressure To Suspect's Torso Struck Down
The city’s eight public beaches will open this Saturday, May 29.MORE NEWS: Stamford Police Searching For Driver In Hit-Run That Left Victim Critically Injured
Lifeguards will be on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and swimming is strictly prohibited at other times.