As of today (June 18), Swim Beach at Meadow Park is open with expanded hours for the summer season. Open each day (except Tuesday) from noon to 5pm, Swim Beach features a white sandy beach, BBQs and picnic area, showers, certified lifeguards and, soon, a new 16 foot slide. For those who plan to spend their summer swimming, the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District offers season passes, including the family pass which, for $200, is good for a family of six all summer long. Fifteen-punch passes are $50 for adults, $40 for seniors and children ages 3-12, and just $10 for kiddies up to age 2. Daily passes are also available at Swim Beach, which is located at Park Avenue’s west end in Big Bear Lake. And, also as of today, the Moonridge Animal Park offers a fun bonus for zoo-goers: the nine wolf pups, now 11 weeks old, are back on site.