Merrill Center Public Beach Policy

Updated: June 4, 2020
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 p.m. 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.

Contact CBF at 410-268-8816.

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