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Posted on: April 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Duck Creek Quarry beach will close for season on Sept. 6

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Labor Day is the last day Duck Creek Quarry Beach will be open for swimming. The beach will close for the season on Tuesday, Sept. 6. 

Duck Creek Quarry Beach is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Click here for more information about the swimming beach.

While Duck Creek Quarry Park is open to the public for walking, non-motorized boating, paddle boarding, catch-and-release fishing, and dog swimming during regular park hours, the Duck Creek Quarry Beach is only open to Howard residents and their guests who have wristbands.

Everyone over the age of 5 must have a wristband to access the swimming beach. Howard residents may request one wristband for each member of the household over the age of 5, plus two additional wristbands for guests. Wristbands will be distributed in person at the Howard Public Works Facility, located at 1336 Cornell Road, only during the following hours and dates:

  • May 16 – June 17: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday 
  • June 20 – Sept. 2: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday 

Residents must complete a wristband order form, which can be printed and completed ahead of time or filled out in the office before receiving wristbands. A driver’s license or State ID also is required. Supporting documentation confirming residency is needed if the address on the license is not current. For more information about wristband distribution, click here. 

*** Please note that wristbands will not be available at Howard Village Hall or at the beach and also cannot be mailed. ***

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