State Government Press Releases

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06/12/2014
The Department of Health (HEALTH) has determined water quality at Fort Adams State Park Beach in Newport to be unsuitable for swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when areas are safe for swimming. Please note:...
06/06/2014
Department of Health (HEALTH) officials recommeded re-opening North Kingstown Town Beach in North Kingstown for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to...
05/30/2014
All Rhode Island state and licensed beaches are open for the 2014 summer beach...
09/03/2013
The Rhode Island beach season ended on Monday, September 2nd and licensed beaches are currently closed. For more information on beach closures or the Beach Program, please check here or call 401-222-7727.
08/30/2013
HEALTH officials recommended re-opening City Park Beach in Warwick, Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, and Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to...
08/29/2013
HEALTH officials recommended the closure of City Park Beach in Warwick, Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, and Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the area is safe for...
08/01/2013
HEALTH officials recommended re-opening Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing throughout the...
07/30/2013
HEALTH officials recommend re-opening Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing throughout the...
07/27/2013
HEALTH officials recommend re-opening Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett and Fort Adams State Park in Newport for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality...
07/26/2013
HEALTH officials recommend re-opening Grinell's Beach, Fogland Beach, Peabody's Beach, and Goddard Memorial State Park for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality...