What is the water quality at NARA pond? Is it tested?

State regulations require that public swimming areas be tested periodically for acceptable levels of E.coli bacteria, to protect the health of the bathing public. NARA pond is a freshwater ecosystem that supports fish, turtles, frogs and other forms of life. Testing is performed by the Acton Board of Health on a weekly basis and a water sample is sent to a lab with results made available in 24 hours. Bacteria testing requires this incubation period.  A result that exceeds 235 ppm will trigger the closing of the beach to swimmers, until follow up testing, which will be performed daily, shows a reduction to acceptable bacteria levels.  It should be noted that beach closings at NARA are not a frequent event. Please contact the Board of Health if you would like additional information at 978-929-6632.

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1. Do I have to pay to enter the park?
2. Are dogs allowed at the park?
3. Picnic Rentals: Can I just go to NARA and have an outing? How much is it?
4. How do I apply to use a Town sports field or playground?
5. What is the water quality at NARA pond? Is it tested?
6. What is the walking Perimeter of the interior pathway at NARA?
7. Is the walking path plowed in the winter?
8. Is sledding and /or ice skating permitted at NARA Park?
9. How do I register for:
10. Concert and special event information
11. What is your Tax ID number?