Fairfield officials say no alcohol, personal grills allowed at town's beaches

Alcohol consumption has increased at the beaches in recent years, according to police. (5/20/14)

FAIRFIELD - Fairfield officials are alerting residents about new rules for the town's beaches just days before Memorial Day weekend.

Police Chief Gary MacNamara says there is no alcohol allowed at Jennings and Penfield beaches.

Personal grills are also banned. Officials want beach visitors to use the grills already installed by the town.

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Alcohol consumption has increased at the beaches in recent years, according to MacNamara. Police want visitors to remember that the beaches are full of families and young children.

Violations of the rules will result in a $100 fine, police said.

Daily parking fees will also increase. The Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department says passes will now cost $20 during the week and $50 on weekends. Season pass prices remain the same.

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