Buckingham Lake

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Buckingham Lake
Location Albany, New York
Coordinates 42°39′48″N 73°48′23″W / 42.6632°N 73.8063°W / 42.6632; -73.8063Coordinates: 42°39′48″N 73°48′23″W / 42.6632°N 73.8063°W / 42.6632; -73.8063
Basin countries United States
Surface area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Max. depth 5 ft (1.5 m)

Buckingham Lake, commonly referred to as Buckingham Pond or Rafts Pond, is a body of water located in a residential area of Albany, New York. It has a surface area of 5 acres (20,000 m2) and a mean depth of three feet. The lake is adjacent to Buckingham Lake Park, a small recreation area with picnic tables and playground equipment. Three fountains help aerate water during the warmer months, while ice-skating often takes place on the lake's frozen surface during the winter. Wildlife at the lake includes ducks, Canada geese and red-winged blackbirds. The lake is surrounded by a gravel path that is a few feet wide. Streets that border the lake include Berkshire Boulevard, Euclid Avenue, Lenox Avenue, and Colonial Avenue.

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