Let’s Hit the Beach!

A day at the beach. What could be better on a hot summers’ day? Do you need a day at the beach but don’t have all day to get there? And back? There is a place right in your own back yard.

It is Bluebell Beach, and you will find sun, sand, water, pavilions, and a splash pad for the kids.

There are also 14 “shade kites” to get out of the sun as well as the Flint River Trail Bike Path. Need to get in your daily 10,000 steps? The Walking Trail map features designated walking areas with distances marked for your convenience.

About the Splash Pad

It’s open now through Labor Day (perhaps longer depending on the weather) and shoots water up from the surface and from play structures located on the Splash Pad. Admission is totally free, and the Splash Pad is open from 8:00am – 8:00pm daily. Some other details include:

  • No lifeguard on duty at Pad or on the beach.
  • Uses water from the Genesee Township water system. The water is fresh, not recycled.
  • It is not a pool. It is zero depth and barrier free.
  • It features an adjacent shaded patio complete with picnic tables.
  • It is also adjacent to the playground and the universally accessible playscape.

Parents are required to monitor their child’s behavior. (For children under 5, you can supervise from the pad. A bonus on a real sweltering day.) Special needs kids may need their parent or adult guardian no matter their age. No kids over 4 feet tall, please, and no squirt guns, buckets, or water balloons are acceptable.

The Genesee County Park at Bluebell Beach totally meets ADA accessibility standards including the playground’s transfer station. The park is open from 8:00am until sunset daily.

For your convenience, the MTA Route 7 bus is available. Check with the MTA for times. Customer service can be reached at (810) 767-0100.

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