Some great news for those wanting to head to the water on a hot day.

The City of Medicine Hat says it will open Echo Dale Park swim lake on Friday, July 17.

Before the swim lake can open, crews must continue to fill the lake while monitoring water quality levels regularly.

Physical distancing guidelines are still encouraged, both on the beach space and in the water.

The concession, as well as change rooms however will remain closed.

Portable toilets will be available on-site and maintained on a cleaning schedule by Parks staff.