City of Oakland Sewer Spill Impacting Lake Temescal


The Park District has been notified of another City of Oakland sewer spill (5/20/20) affecting Lake Temescal. The lake will be closed until further notice to all fishing and water contact. Swimming is not currently allowed due to COVID-19. Temescal Regional Recreation Area continues to be open for all other activities.

The Park District has begun testing for water quality and will reopen once tests show it is safe. The public's safety at Regional Parks is our top priority. Signage has been placed informing visitors of the temporary restrictions.

Questions and comments about ongoing City of Oakland sewer spills should be directed to the City of Oakland as the sewer system operator/manager.

Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor