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WDKX.com » Blog » Ontario Beach Park To Re-Open Tuesday
May 27th 2014 8:35 am
Ontario Beach Park To Re-Open Tuesday
by News

A place where families go to enjoy the nice weather was disrupted by violence.
Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte is back open Tuesday morning after several fights broke out late Monday. Incidents like these seem to happen nearly every summer.

Today, the big question is what will Rochester's new Mayor and Police Chief be doing to make sure families can come here and enjoy the beach in peace?
It's not the first time that question has been asked. On Memorial Day weekend in 2011, a massive fight broke out at Ontario Beach Park. At least 14 people were arrested.

That incident prompted area leaders from the County Executive to Rochester's then-mayor to call for more patrols.

The following year, just a week before Memorial Day, another large fight broke out. At the time, Rochester Police said they would work with the Sheriff's Office to ensure the park is safe.

There weren't any major incidents in 2013, but Monday's fight forced police to shut down the beach for over an hour. Ten people, including teens, were arrested for disorderly conduct.

Families tell us they are questioning the safety of the beach. Andrena Cunningham told us she was trying to have a picnic with her family, when all of sudden she heard screams and saw police swarming the area.

Luckily, no one was harmed in Monday's incident. We'll be working to ask Rochester officials about the fights and safety concerns.