The parks division has said they will drain Rainbow Lake during the first two weeks in July to repair the drainage, fountains, and aeration system, thus drastically reducing the mosquito breeding ground in Overton Park. This work used to be done yearly, but observant people will have noticed that it hasn't happened lately. Anyone wishing to foster turtles or fish for re-release after the work is done might want to make that a family summer project this coming week. The zoo has also been asked about taking on this work, and we're hoping some of their staff might help.
It's never a fun week or two during this work, but the park is a better place when Rainbow Lake is circulating and draining instead of becoming a stagnant mess, so please bear with the improvements.