Pine Lake Beach Open
Swimming from May 1 – October 4, 2015 (LakeFest)
Fun in the Sun (Responsibly)
Living in a beautiful lake community with great natural resources, recreational activities, and wildlife offers a unique, rural lifestyle which is rare in a metropolis like Atlanta and presents its own challenges. The City Council approved these rules to ensure a safe and fun time during our special time of year with swimming and many entertainment and recreational activities.
See you at Lake.
2015 Pine Lake Park and Beach Rules
Welcome to Pine Lake! Please enjoy the park and beach, and keep them safe, clean and civil by following these simple rules. Anyone not following these rules may be asked to leave.
In some cases, a ticket may also be issued, with a fine to be paid.
Keep It Safe!
- Swim at your own risk. There is no lifeguard on duty.
- Anyone 12 years & younger must be accompanied by an adult, whether on the playground, trails or beach.
- Children 6 years & younger in the water must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Swimming allowed only within the roped area. Adults may swim between the ropes and the berm by signing a waiver available at City Hall or from the Beach Manager.
- No fires on the beach without a permit.
- No pets allowed off-leash, in the lake, or on the beach at any time.
- No glass containers allowed on the beach or in the park.
Keep It Clean!
- Please clean up after your pets.
- To promote health and lessen pollution in our lake, Pine Lake requires pet owners to pick up pet waste and dispose of it properly.
- Please do not litter. Trash cans are provided for your convenience.
Keep It Civil!
- Smoking is NOT permitted on the beach.
- Alcoholic beverage consumption and public drunkenness are not allowed at the park or beach; violators are subject to arrest and prosecution. Alcoholic beverages are only allowed during special and permitted events.
- Be considerate of other people enjoying the park. Please, no loud music or swearing! City Ordinances prohibit noise from midnight to 7am.
Protect Our Wildlife
- Please do not feed the geese, ducks, and other birds — it is not healthy to their digestive system, interrupts their migration patterns, and pollutes our lake.
- Do not disturb the turtles or other wildlife in any way.
- Fishing is allowed. Persons 16 years and older must have a valid state fishing license (available online). “Catch-and-release” is strongly encouraged.
Hours of Operation
- The Lake and all park areas (playground, Western Wetlands, Eastern Green Space, and all trails surrounding the lake) close at sunset, re-opening at dawn.
- Swimming is allowed only from May through the first weekend in October. The lake is not tested for bacteria in other months.