Shannon Beach Bathhouse

DCR Boston

RDLA was hired to design improvements for a new bathhouse at Shannon Beach.


Shannon Beach is located along the Mystic River Reservation in Winchester, MA and serves the community as a popular freshwater swimming lake. RDLA has regraded the landscape to incorporate boardwalks and access to the new bath house within the public park. The design includes accessible boardwalks that traverse the slope around large existing trees and meet a beach mat, providing visitors with an accessible route to reach the water’s edge. Native plantings are designed to create a buffer between the beach and the bathhouse and provide ecological beauty and slope protection for the area. New benches and picnic tables provide the visitors of Shannon Beach with a place to picnic while enjoying the water views.