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Swimming Lake at Mint Springs Park closed to swimming for the season due to algae bloom

We are sorry to announce that the swimming lake at Mint Springs Park in Crozet will be closed for the remainder of the swim season . We will continue to treat, test, and monitor the swimming lake. Please obey all posted signage at the lake - your safety is our highest priority.

Mint Springs Park has one of three swimming lakes operated by Albemarle County Parks and Recreation. Chris Greene Lake and Walnut Creek Park are being actively monitored and tested, and remain open for swimming through Labor Day.

There have been no reported health problems associated with Mint Springs, however, the Department of Parks and Recreation closed the lake to swimming after multiple test results showed harmful algae present. People and pets are prohibited from contact with the water until further notice as harmful algae blooms may cause illness.

To prevent illness:
  • Do not come into contact with any area of the lake.
  • Do not allow children or pets to drink from the lake.
  • If contact occurs, immediately wash exposed areas with fresh water.
  • If you or your animals experience symptoms, seek medical/veterinarian care.

Albemarle County Parks and Recreation and the Virginia Harmful Algal Bloom Task Force, which includes the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, will continue to monitor water quality in Mint Springs Lake.

To learn more about Harmful Algal Bloom, or to report an algae bloom, visit .

For any questions or comments, please contact Tim Hughes at .

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