DULUTH, MN -- Duluth leaders announced lifeguards will return to the Park Point beach on a limited basis starting July 10.
City officials say lifeguards will be on duty from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Saturday through Labor Day weekend.
The Park Point lifeguards had been on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Duluth's General Manager for Parks and Rec, Alicia Watts said Thursday they're excited to get things back up and running.
"We know how important it is for the city and vistors to be able to feel safe on the beach and to have someone there to monitor what is going on,' said Watts.
The Duluth branch of the YMCA partners with the city to provide lifeguards for Park Point.
Until lifeguards are back on duty, and while they are not supervising the beach during the week, officials ask the public to follow red flag warnings and use their best judgment when going in the water.
“We encourage families to stay safe, social distance, physically distancing from other groups on the beach. Making sure they pack in and out their trash, cleaning up after themselves and just try to spread out, we have five miles so spread out as much as you can," said Watts.
Click here to check beach conditions www.parkpointbeach.org.
The website is updated daily, and monitors rip currents, red flag warnings, water temperature, and other information.