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Rocky Neck reopens after passing Water Quality test

The park was closed Tuesday after failing the test. Another test was administered and the park was cleared for swimming Thursday.

EAST LYME, Conn — Rocky Neck State Park was closed due to a poor Water Quality test Tuesday. DEEP made the announcement through their website that afternoon.

According to DEEP, the park was retested on July 15 and was cleared to reopen to swimmers on July 16. 

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State parks have been greatly impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. DEEP created a section on its website to show residents which parks are open, closed, or open with no swimming. 

During the coronavirus pandemic, state parks have remained open and available for residents to get outside for healthful recreation, but with social distancing measures and capacity restrictions.

Officials say state parks have welcomed millions of day-use visitors so far this year, and expect to welcome millions more this summer.

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