Lake Elizabeth (Fremont, California)

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Lake Elizabeth
Lake Elizabeth, viewed from the west
Lake Elizabeth, with reeds in the foreground and mountains in the background.
Location Fremont, California
Coordinates 37°32′55″N 121°57′44″W / 37.54861°N 121.96222°W / 37.54861; -121.96222Coordinates: 37°32′55″N 121°57′44″W / 37.54861°N 121.96222°W / 37.54861; -121.96222
Surface area 83 acres (34 ha)
Average depth 7 feet (2.1 m)
Water volume 580 acre feet (720,000 m3)[1]
Frozen Never
Islands Duck Island

Lake Elizabeth, located in Fremont, California, is a man made 83-acre (34 ha) lake.[2] When at average capacity, water rises to a depth of about seven feet.[1]


Another view of the lake

Lake Elizabeth was named when it and the surrounding Central Park were dedicated to Fremont's sister city, Elizabeth, South Australia. Central Park and the lake are visited by hundreds of people every day, and the lake is commonly used for boating and other recreational activities too. The park is home to a large number of birds such as American coots, mallards, gulls, and also some very unusual birds who live near the small forest on the northern side of the park or on the small island (often called Duck Island), inaccessible to land bound visitors, in the center of the lake. Many people come to bicycle or jog around the lake's perimeter, and many families come for the two playgrounds in the park and the other three that it connects to by walkway.[3][4][5] The Aqua Adventure water park lies in Central Park on the southern shore of Lake Elizabeth.[6]


Lake Elizabeth has 1 island called Duck Island, located in the eastern part of the lake. Lake Elizabeth also has a creek that flows into it, on the southern shore.


A pair of tunnels were constructed under the lake by BART for the Warm Springs/San Jose BART extension.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Average capacity ~= 580 acre feet (720,000 m3) ~= 190 million U.S. gallons ~= 720 ML
  2. ^ City of Fremont's Description
  3. ^ Inside Bay Area
  4. ^ Tri-City Voice
  5. ^ Asian Journal
  6. ^ "Aqua Adventure Fremont Water Park". Retrieved 2012-09-13.