While Duck Creek Quarry Park is open to the public for walking, non-motorized boating, paddle boarding, catch-and-release fishing, and dog swimming, the Duck Creek Quarry Beach is only open to Howard residents and their guests who have wristbands. The Howard Village Board voted to keep the policy that has been in place since the 2020 season.
Everyone over the age of 5 must have a wristband to access the swimming beach. Howard residents may request one wristband for each member of the household over the age of 5, plus two additional wristbands for guests. Wristbands will be distributed in person at the Howard Public Works Facility, located at 1336 Cornell Road, only during the following hours and dates:
- May 16 – June 17: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
- June 20 – Sept. 2: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday
Residents must complete a wristband order form, which can be printed and completed ahead of time or filled out in the office before receiving wristbands. A driver’s license or State ID also is required. Supporting documentation confirming residency is needed if the address on the license is not current. For more information about wristband distribution, click here.
*** Please note that wristbands will not be available at Howard Village Hall or at the beach and also cannot be mailed. ***
Duck Creek Quarry Beach is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Click here for more information about the swimming beach.