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Duck Creek Quarry Park & Beach
May 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pmFREE for residents/Wristbands required
Duck Creek Quarry Park is a 30.83-acre property that formerly was a limestone quarry that operated from 1827 until 2001. The Village of Howard purchased the property, and the abandoned quarry filled with water from the natural aquifer.
The Duck Creek Quarry was opened for limited recreational use in 2015. The Village of Howard developed it into an actual park and in recent years added amenities such as a sand beach, fishing dock, and a trail system. The beach features a buoyed shallow family swim area and a second swimming area recommended for more advanced swimmers.
Duck Creek Quarry Park is open to the general public during normal park hours (sunrise to sunset year round), except for the Duck Creek Quarry Beach, which requires a wristband. Park visitors may enjoy catch-and-release fishing, non-motorized boating, paddle boarding, dog swimming and walking. Swimming, including floating, is only allowed from the beach area.
The beach is open only to Howard residents and up to 2 guests who have wristbands. Wristbands can be picked up from Public Works. Swimming is at your own risk. Water depth is greater than 170 feet in some areas and there is no lifeguard on duty. Life jackets are recommended.
Everyone over the age of 5 must have a wristband to enter the beach. Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult with a wristband! Howard residents may get wristbands at the Public Works Facility, located at 1336 Cornell Road.
Beach/swimming is open daily from 10-8 from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.