Planning a picnic, or looking for someplace fun to go on Labor Day?
Here's a list of what's opened, and what's closed for the weekend and Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. in Crystal Lake and Cary.
Three Oaks Recreation Area, 5517 Route 14, Crystal Lake
Beach area is open. Boat rentals available, plenty of room for picnics and fishing.
Beach area will be staff based on lifeguard availability from 10 a.m. to noon in the shallow area, and from noon to 6:30 p.m. full swimming area on Labor Day weekend.
Thinking of renting a boat? Save time by downloading and printing the boat rental form ahead of time. Fill the form out at home, and bring it with you to the marina.
Canoe and kayak lessons available. Stand-up paddleboarding lessons and rentals are available every Saturday and Sunday morning. Park closes at sunset.
Information about entrance and rental fees is available on the city of Crystal Lake website.
Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Dr., Crystal Lake
Main Beach is open for swimming; however, water samples taken Wednesday by the McHenry County Department Health showed elevated levels bacteria. The beach area was placed on an advisory status. Typically, the MCDH re-samples the water, but since it is the end of the summer swimming season, the water has not be re-tested.
Lake Park is open for barbecues, picnics, boat rentals and Regatta playground is open as well.
West Beach, 2330 Lake Ave., Lakewood
Beach is closed. The old bath house has been razed and construction is ongoing near the beach area.
There is some picnic space available near the playground equipment to the west of the beach area, and a temporary entrance gate has been installed.
Cary Community Pool, 255 Briargate Rd., Cary
The Cary Community Pool will be open from 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 1 to 3. The pool closes for the season at 6 p.m. Monday.
More information about resident and non-resident fees is available on the Cary Park District website. The weather hotline is 847-639-6200.
Government Offices Closed on Monday:
Crystal Lake City Hall
Cary Village Hall
Crystal Lake Public Library
Cary Area Public Libary is closed Sunday and Monday
U.S. Postal Service on holiday.