Chris Greene Lake Closed After Dog’s Death

On Monday, new tests were performed on water samples from Chris Greene Lake Park after a county resident’s dog suddenly became ill and died on Sunday after swimming in the lake.
According to a release, the boat ramp and dog park at Chris Greene Lake Park, as well as the fishing areas, have been closed but the trails, picnic areas and playground will remain open.
No tests link the illness to the lake, but a decision was made to limit public contact with the water out of caution and until test results have been performed by an independent laboratory — the most recent tests were completed on Sept. 27th and showed no irregularities.
Other dog parks in the area remain open, including those at Darden Towe, Crozet and Azalea Parks while Walnut Creek, Beaver Creek and Mint Springs parks also remain open for water activities.