The Quarry Lakes Regional Recreational Area in Fremont, which was closed due to toxic algae in early March, was reopened Saturday.
The popular park has been extensively tested for toxins by the Alameda Country Environment Health Department. Officials approved the reopening of Quarry Lakes after consistently finding no trace of toxins for a month.
Dogs, however, are still not permitted to swim due to low levels of toxins.
Carolyn Jones, spokeswoman for the East Bay Regional Park District, hopes that the opening will allow the park to continue drawing hundreds of people as it has in years past.
“It’s a beautiful day and it’s the beginning of summer,” Jones said. “We hope that people come out and enjoy.”
Quarry Lakes, established almost 20 years ago, offers a variety of family-friendly activities. Aside from a large area for swimming, there are facilities for boating, fishing and picnicking.
Quarry Lakes is open between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The general entry fee is $3, except for kids 15 and under and seniors over 62, who get in for $2. Parking costs $5.