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