Brevard Ocean Rescue Opens Temporary Lifeguard Tower During Park Renovations At Sydney Fischer Park

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staffed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Renovations underway at Sydney Fischer Park in Cocoa Beach have prompted establishment of a temporary Brevard County Ocean Rescue lifeguard station south of Lori Wilson Park at Tulip Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 14. (BCFR image)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Renovations underway at Sydney Fischer Park in Cocoa Beach have prompted establishment of a temporary Brevard County Ocean Rescue lifeguard station south of Lori Wilson Park at Tulip Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 14.

– The temporary lifeguard tower will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is expected to be in place until spring 2019 due to lack of parking availability at Fischer Park. Renovations will not impact the beach area of the park.

– Fischer Park closed July 9 for renovations that are targeted for completion in mid-December. Upgrades include a repaved parking lot, freshly painted restrooms, and installation of new parking kiosks.

– Once park renovations are completed, Ocean Rescue is planning to replace and reopen the Fischer Park lifeguard tower by spring. Beachgoers are advised to swim near lifeguard towers, practice beach safety and to be aware of weather and rip current conditions.

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Brevard County Fire Rescue’s Ocean Rescue staffs 19 seasonal lifeguard towers that remain in operation until the first week of August (and then only on weekends through October) in addition to five towers that operate year-round. Lifeguards are on duty 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

When In Doubt, Don’t Go Out: Always Swim Near a Lifeguard.

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