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By adamg - 8/12/22 - 10:47 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports that Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation has high levels of blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, that could kill any dogs that swim in the pond and ingest enough of the stuff, either by drinking the water or by licking themselves after a swim. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/22 - 11:55 am

A report of somebody possibly drowning at Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation this morning brought firefighters - including ones trained in "tech rescues" rushing to the scene - only to discover nobody drowning, just people ignoring the "No Swimming" signs on a warm summer day - signs that went up last summer after somebody did drown in the pond. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 5:24 pm

Update: WFXT identifies the man as Jason Peri Bonilla of Roxbury.

State Police reported shortly after 8 p.m. that divers had recovered the body of a 19-year-old Boston man from Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/18 - 12:15 pm

UPDATE: Nothing found, Steve Cooper at WHDH reports.

WCVB reports that State Police are combing land around Turtle Pond off Enneking Parkway for Joseph Brancato, 21, last seen several weeks ago on Mendelssohn Street in Roslindale, where he was staying with a Marine recruiter. NECN reports that among the agencies that sent investigators to the area is NCIS, which investigates possible criminal activity in the Marine Corps.

By adamg - 1/8/17 - 8:51 pm
Turtle Pond after the snow

Mark Smith and friends checked out Stony Brook Reservation's Turtle Pond today.

By adamg - 10/5/15 - 2:31 pm
Dock in Turtle Pond in the Stony Brook Reservation

One of the docks on Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation this afternoon - during the two minutes when the wind stopped and the surface of the pond was fairly calm.

By adamg - 11/12/14 - 8:00 am
Turtle Pond in the fog

Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation was completely still in the fog this morning. From the dock on the parkway side of the pond, you could barely make out the dock on the other side; the trees there cast a dark gray reflection on the water.

Meanwhile, Adam Shutes walked onto the dock at the Jamaica Pond boathouse this morning:

By adamg - 12/14/08 - 5:49 pm

Here's why you should stay off the dock in Stony Brook Reservation's Turtle Pond after a winter storm: You can slip off and drown. State Police homicide investigators report pulling a man's body out of the pond about ten feet from the dock this afternoon. Homicide is not suspected in the death of the older adult male, although an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

By adamg - 10/11/08 - 3:28 pm

No, we didn't go up to New Hampshire today. We took a walk along the path that meanders through Stony Brook Reservation on the Hyde Park/West Roxbury line, ending up at the dock across Turtle Pond from the one you normally see on Enneking Parkway. For a few seconds, we had some company:

By adamg - 10/9/06 - 7:23 pm

This was a beautiful morning to just stand on one of the docks at Turtle Pond in West Roxbury and look out, enjoying the subtle fall colors, the chirping birds and crickets, the occasional ripple on the pond's surface.

And then the third grader piped up: "I'm hungry!" And we were off to the grocery store to pick up the milk and eggs that was our real reason for going out.

More photos before I was pulled away:

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