Monday, March 14, 2016

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area

Quarry Lakes is a recreation area in Fremont. The quarries for which Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area is named were established in the mid-19th century. Gravel taken from the banks of Alameda Creek was used in the construction of the transcontinental railroad's western section.
After quarrying came to an end, the lakes began to be used for groundwater recharge by the Alameda County Water District, which diverts water from Alameda Creek into the pits.The East Bay Regional Park District and created a beautiful space to enjoy:













Quarry Lakes is a beautiful place to have a nice walk or enjoy a day at.

19 comments:

  1. Seems like a nice recreation area.

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  2. It does look nice. I bet it's even more fun when you can start enjoying some aquatic activities there!
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  3. Looks like a nice quite place, love the ducks!!!

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  4. What a gorgeous spot. It looks so peaceful.

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  5. What a peaceful place. I love it!

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  6. what a great spot Pat, glad you had a fun day wandering in it!

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  7. Now except for those mountains... that river looks like Fox River which is only a few blocks away from me... gonna have to try my hand at this photo stuff!!!! hehehehe~~~ Now you wouldn't mind would ya?

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  8. I suppose this is fairly close to where you live, right, Patrick? What a blessing it must be to live near so many beautiful parks and settings. Thanks for giving us a guided tour once again. I always enjoy it, especially since I rarely get out to the west coast states. Makes me want to venture there again! ;)

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  9. Such lovely landscape photos. My fave is the last one. YOu have captured the amazing sunset colors!

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  10. Quarry Lakes does look nice. I'm afraid I missed that one back when I lived in the area - will have to check it out sometime.

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  11. Patrick, I love photographing ducks on the water! There is a city pond not far from our house. On one rare occasion I'll had my big camera with me and was able to capture a few shots of the ducks gliding across the water. I'm going to have to look for those pictures in archives and share some #WW. Thanks for jogging my memory and the inspiration. Congrats on being this week's featured photographer!!!

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  12. Great pictures, it feels like I'm taking a walk around a peaceful lake. :)

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  13. You know, I really love seeing all the different places that you go to. It's like you're taking us along with you! This SAHM appreciates that! ;)

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  14. What a lovely place, I bet it attracts some amazing wildlife in addition to the lovely mallards and Canada geese which you captured in your images. #LifeLovingLinky
    Angela x

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  15. Looks lovely. Perfect for a walk and a picnic. You are lucky to have such a nice place nearby.

    Sally @ Life Loving
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  16. This lake seemed so peaceful. I am sure it is beautiful in the summer time. Thank you for sharing with us at Sitting Among Friends on Wednesdays. I look forward to seeing you again next week.

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  17. Looks very peaceful - a nice place for a picnic and maybe feed the ducks.

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