Oakland Lake

Oakland Lake is a 15,000-year-old spring-fed glacial kettle pond located in Alley Pond Park. The lake, once known as Mill Pond, became known as Oakland Lake, named for the 19th century estate on this site called “The Oaks” for the many oak trees in the area.
Oakland Lake is fed by underground springs and a ravine, and at one time it was speculated that the lake was 600 feet deep and had a massive underground river leading to nearby Little Neck Bay. In 1969, a diving expedition went in search of the lake bottom, undergoing elaborate emergency prevention measures in case the alleged river’s current was too strong. However, the dive proved that the lake was only approximately 20 feet deep and did not lead to an underground river as legend claimed.

This Bayside (New York) little lake is bounded by Springfield and Cloverdale Boulevards, 46th Avenue and 223rd Street. Not far from the play ground.

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The pictures was taken on 46th Avenue near 223 Street on Sept 18, 2011.

Sept 18, 2011, on 46th Avenue

Sept 18, 2011, on 46th Avenue

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