Port St. Lucie O.L. Peacock Senior Park remains closed due to blue-green algae

A Port St. Lucie lake remains closed to the public.

In January, tests found blue-green algae in the O.L. Peacock Senior Park lake.

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Neighbors are now wondering when the park will be back open.

"Gates closed," says Kyle Crooks who lives nearby.

Crooks bought a boat a couple months ago, now he wonders when he'll actually be able to take it out on the lake.

"Haven't heard anything since it was on the news a while back. It's just been kind of quiet," says Crooks.

City Deputy Public Works Director John Dunton says the algae has dissipated, however scientists still warn algae is still present.

"One of the things we had to be mindful about is although it may not be harmful to human beings, it can become fatal to domesticated animals," says Dunton.

He says city leaders will meet later this week to discuss whether they can reopen the park. An inspection of the water is also scheduled.

 

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