Big Bear Lake, CA — At long last with summer weather upon us, the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District opens Swim Beach, on the lake at the western-most end of Park Avenue, starting this weekend. Swim Beach will be open weekends from noon to 5pm; once school is out (in two weeks), the recreation area will be open Thursdays through Mondays through Labor Day. Swim Beach features white sand, as well as grass, snack bar and lifeguards on duty in the swimming area, which includes the giant Summit Slide and a trampoline, both on the water. The Rec and Park District also offers swim lessons for all ages this summer; to sign up for one of six sessions (the first of which begins June 21st), Super Swim Lesson Sign-Up Day will be held at the district offices on Thursday, June 10, starting at 8am. Summer camps for children are also offered this summer, through the Rainbow Kids Club held at Big Bear Elementary School. Families should have received the park district’s summer brochure, which went home with BVUSD students this week, but details are also available at, or by calling the district offices on Park Avenue at 866-9700.

Swim Beach (captured here in a prior summer) now includes the Summit Slide and a trampoline, both on the water!