Public Beach Policy

Updated: November 2013
This policy may be changed at any time

Due to limited parking, public access requires a permit pass. Access may vary day to day. Calling ahead is encouraged to determine if passes are available. Passes are first come/first served basis.

Merrill Center property access for the public:

  • Controlled, limited public access
  • Limited access available to public from 8:30 - 5:00; Monday - Fridays except holidays
  • All visitors must check in with the front desk for approved access and pass
  • 10 passes/day available for property use - must give receptionist a valid driver's license in exchange for a pass and pick it up when you return the pass. Must return the pass by 5:00 pm when the office closes. Passes are per person. Not per car.
  • Visitors may only park in the upper parking lot (north side of parking lot).

Rules and guidelines:

  • All dogs must be on leashes
  • Must clean up after your dog
  • Visitors must not disturb any CBF activities, events or education field trips
  • No bathrooms available
  • No glass
  • No alcohol
  • No swimming
  • All trash must be carried out
  • The dock is off limits.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • CBF can close the property at any time due to scheduled events, education field trips in progress, or other CBF activities.

Use of the property for an event: (Any group over 5)

  • Must get preapproval from CBF (Conference Center Coordinator)
  • Follow contract criteria for leasing facility
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