The seawall along Lake Pocotapaug at Sears Park in East Hampton is cordoned off from the beach and the playground, awaiting repairs.
The town government still has to approve its plan but this week the Town Council approved spending $35,000 for the repairs, to be done as soon as possible.
The ice of winter broke and warped the wood that makes up the wall, and heavy rain recently left its mark as well.
The mother of a girl playing on the slide at the park said keeping the seawall and the sand above it closed off is costing the town.
"East Hampton's gonna lose a little bit of money from the people who come to the beach and come on the weekends," said Amanda Arnold.
The cost to a resident of a day pass is $5.
Roy Cavanaugh Sr, longtime town resident, said, "The wall was alright before. Somebody wanted to raise it up. Now the sand's going to the far end. What are you gonna do?"