Irishtown Nature Park

Moncton, New Brunswick

SECONDARY CONTACT RECREATION ONLY (canoeing, kayaking)

PRIMARY CONTACT RECREATION NOT RECOMMENDED (swimming, stand up paddle-boarding, etc.)

Latest E. coli sample: 42.8 MPN/100ml sample
Maximum for secondary recreation: 1000 MPN/100ml sample

Irishtown Nature Park is home to the Irishtown Reservoir, the very first public drinking water reservoir, owned by the City of Moncton.
This park is unique in that it offers a wide variety of habitats to explore from Acadian forests to wetlands, aquatic/terrestrial environments and much more. This picturesque nature park consists of 2,200 acres of forest and 250 acres of water.

The Irishtown Nature Park features a wonderful setting for outdoor environmental experiences with many kilometers of forested trails. Several trail systems provide an opportunity for hands on personal experiences with nature.

This water body is monitored for blue-green algal blooms by the City of Moncton. The PWA does not encourage anyone to swim here. The PWA simply presents the results of our testing at a location currently used for boating. Always follow signs posted for indications of water quality issues.

Bacteria is not the only thing capable of harming human health, and caution should be exercised when entering any water for swimming. We would suggest erring on the side of caution when choosing places to swim, opting for locations with policies/ protocols for regular monitoring & publishing of results in easily accessible formats and locations.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO SWIM HERE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 5th, 2018. Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Irishtown Nature Park is sampled monthly from June 1st to October 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (PWA) updates Swim Guide with water quality monitoring information covering testing locations throughout the Petitcodiac & Memramcook watershed. Water samples are collected and processed for E. coli.

The PWA collects samples at each location once per month, mid-month. Beaches are monitored for 5 months of the year, from May to September, or October in some cases.

Once bacteria results are available (approximately 24 hours after sample collection), results are immediately posted on the Swim Guide app and website.

A beach is marked Green when a single sample result is under 200 MPN/100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when one consecutive single sample result is equal to or above 200 MPN/ 100ml

A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information (within past 7 days)

If there is a swimming hole or recreational area you would like us to sample, email info@petitcodiacwatershed.org with the title "Swim guide site suggestion"

The PWA in no way encourages users to swim in water bodies traditionally meant for secondary contact activities, such as kayaking and canoeing. Users should err on the side of caution and be vigilant when using water that is not monitored regularly by the owner.

SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Irishtown Nature Park

Moncton, New Brunswick

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 5th, 2018. Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

SECONDARY CONTACT RECREATION ONLY (canoeing, kayaking)

PRIMARY CONTACT RECREATION NOT RECOMMENDED (swimming, stand up paddle-boarding, etc.)

Latest E. coli sample: 42.8 MPN/100ml sample
Maximum for secondary recreation: 1000 MPN/100ml sample

Irishtown Nature Park is home to the Irishtown Reservoir, the very first public drinking water reservoir, owned by the City of Moncton.
This park is unique in that it offers a wide variety of habitats to explore from Acadian forests to wetlands, aquatic/terrestrial environments and much more. This picturesque nature park consists of 2,200 acres of forest and 250 acres of water.

The Irishtown Nature Park features a wonderful setting for outdoor environmental experiences with many kilometers of forested trails. Several trail systems provide an opportunity for hands on personal experiences with nature.

This water body is monitored for blue-green algal blooms by the City of Moncton. The PWA does not encourage anyone to swim here. The PWA simply presents the results of our testing at a location currently used for boating. Always follow signs posted for indications of water quality issues.

Bacteria is not the only thing capable of harming human health, and caution should be exercised when entering any water for swimming. We would suggest erring on the side of caution when choosing places to swim, opting for locations with policies/ protocols for regular monitoring & publishing of results in easily accessible formats and locations.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO SWIM HERE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Irishtown Nature Park is sampled monthly from June 1st to October 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (PWA) updates Swim Guide with water quality monitoring information covering testing locations throughout the Petitcodiac & Memramcook watershed. Water samples are collected and processed for E. coli.

The PWA collects samples at each location once per month, mid-month. Beaches are monitored for 5 months of the year, from May to September, or October in some cases.

Once bacteria results are available (approximately 24 hours after sample collection), results are immediately posted on the Swim Guide app and website.

A beach is marked Green when a single sample result is under 200 MPN/100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when one consecutive single sample result is equal to or above 200 MPN/ 100ml

A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information (within past 7 days)

If there is a swimming hole or recreational area you would like us to sample, email info@petitcodiacwatershed.org with the title "Swim guide site suggestion"

The PWA in no way encourages users to swim in water bodies traditionally meant for secondary contact activities, such as kayaking and canoeing. Users should err on the side of caution and be vigilant when using water that is not monitored regularly by the owner.

SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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