Brickyard Cove Pond

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Brickyard Cove Pond


brickyard cove pond with angel island in the background
Location Brickyard Cove District, Richmond, California
Coordinates 37°54′38″N122°22′35″W / 37.9105°N 122.3763°W / 37.9105; -122.3763 Coordinates: 37°54′38″N122°22′35″W / 37.9105°N 122.3763°W / 37.9105; -122.3763
Primary inflows unnamed spring
Basin  countries United States

Brickyard Cove Pond is a small lake in the Brickyard Cove District of Richmond, California. It was formed from quarrying of Nicholl's Knob the surrounding hill. It is fed by Brickyard Springs, a series of underground springs. Before the early 19th Century it was a swimming pond for local boys who often went skinny dipping at the lake. However this ceased when local cattle ranchers began dumping manure in the pond. [1]

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Brickyard Cove, Richmond, California neighborhood in Richmond, California, United States of America

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  1. Images of America: Richmond, by Donald Bastin, Arcadia Publishing (SC), November 2003