Lake Elizabeth (Fremont, California)
Lake Elizabeth, with reeds in the foreground and mountains in the background.
|Surface area||83 acres (34 ha)|
|Average depth||7 feet (2.1 m)|
|Water volume||580 acre feet (720,000 m3)|
Lake Elizabeth was named when it and the surrounding Central Park were dedicated to Fremont's sister city, Elizabeth, South Australia. Central Park and the lake are visited by hundreds of people every day, and the lake is commonly used for boating and other recreational activities too. The park is home to a large number of birds such as American coots, mallards, gulls, and also some very unusual birds who live near the small forest on the northern side of the park or on the small island (often called Duck Island), inaccessible to land bound visitors, in the center of the lake. Many people come to bicycle or jog around the lake's perimeter, and many families come for the two playgrounds in the park and the other three that it connects to by walkway. The Aqua Adventure water park lies in Central Park on the southern shore of Lake Elizabeth.