With the Boise River closed, people have flocked to the beaches at Quinn's Pond and the newly finished Esther Simplot Park to cool off.  If you were about to load up your inflatable unicorn and head out there, you better start making new plans.

Esther Simplot Park
Photo by: Kekeluv


It's finally 🔥🔥, we still can't float the river and now this happens! I was just there with Mateo and we took so many photos of people splashing down with friends and their dogs in the pond. You'd betta check yo self! Well, so far so good. Just know this...

According to KTVB, Quinn's Pond and all the ponds in the new park are closed until further notice.  During a weekly test of the ponds' waters, city employees detected abnormally high levels of E. Coli bacteria.

The ponds will only reopen once the levels fall to a standard considered safe for swimmers, floaters and paddle boarders.  The ponds could be closed a week or longer.

At this time, there are no reported illnesses connected either Quinn's Pond or the Esther Simplot ponds, but if you've been in the water there you should be on the look out for stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. E. coli could become life threatening if left untreated.

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