Concession at Byram Park Features Funnel Cake and both Lobster and Sautéed Shrimp Roll

In the current heat wave, families have been cooling off by visiting the pool at Byram Park.

The best days for a visit are weekdays, when the lines are short.

And, in addition to food, the concession stand has an array of useful items including everything from sunscreen to swim diapers in a variety of sizes and patterns for children who aren’t yet potty trained.

Lifeguards are monitoring that the littlest ones are wearing a swim diaper before they get in the pool, so make sure your child isn’t the one to have an “accident” that shuts down the pool.

The pool opened June 29 with a maximum of 100 swimmers a time. (Typically the pool capacity is 240).

The pool is a wonderful alternative to swimming in the Sound, given that sea lice have returned, and that itch is no fun. You may not see sea lice, but few hours after swimming, people get a rash along their bathing suit line. Though swimmers are advised to remove their bathing suits and shower after swimming, and there is a rinse off station close to the beach, the showers are closed.

Kevin Allmashy is back at Byram Park running his popular Executive Deli satellite for the third year, and in addition to classic concession items like burgers, hot dogs and fries, he has taken the menu up a notch with items like Maine lobster rolls and sautéed shrimp rolls.

Delicious Maine Lobster roll at the Executive Deli at Byram Park make a nice lunch or early dinner. Photo: Leslie Yager
Sautéed butterfly shrimp rolls come with clarified butter, lemon, cole slaw, chives and optional avocado. Photo: Leslie Yager
With everything canceled this summer due to Covid, where are you going to find a funnel cake? The concession at Byram Park offers a mini version for $3.00.

Allmashy said he offers an even bigger menu than last year, and now we have beer battered onion rings, fried mozzarella sticks, mac ‘n cheese bites and even funnel cakes!” he added. “People can call the concession ahead at (203) 531-5340 if they’re coming at night to try the Hot Butter Lobster Roll.

He’ll also deliver anywhere within the park, including the marina and the newly reopened children’s playground.

On weekends his beer battered fish and chips, and and fried clam strips specials with cole slaw, pickle, tarter sauce and fresh lemon have been a hit.

Allmashy said his lobster roll and shrimp roll have both become instant hits, and many residents return to the park just for those items.

Don’t have a beach pass yet? Residents can renew their seasonal passes online here or by mail. Click here for the beach pass application. Print it out, fill it in and mail it to Parks & Rec.

Questions, call the park pass office: 203-622-7817