152 Alec Fong Lim Dr East Point
STATUS: Lake Alexander is currently open for swimming. This status is updated regularly as part of water quality monitoring. Last updated: 24 August 2023.
Situated in East Point Reserve, Lake Alexander provides a picturesque body of water that is safe for recreational activities throughout the year.
The site of Lake Alexander was originally an area of low-lying coastal marsh. Lake Alexander covers 3.5 hectares and has a maximum depth of 2.8 metres. Its seawater is drawn from nearby Fannie Bay and the water quality is similar to other naturally occurring swimming areas.
Lake Alexander is a popular location for recreation activities, both in the water and around the shores. It's great for paddle boarding, swimming and a variety of watercraft activities, or find a shady spot to do yoga or have a picnic.
Water Quality Monitoring
We regularly undertake monitoring and sampling of water quality at Lake Alexander.
Water quality is sampled for bacteriological contamination (Enterococci). This is carried out in accordance with the requirements set out in National Health and Medical Research Council Guidelines for managing risks in recreational water and the City of Darwin Standard Operating Procedure - Testing and Analysis of Council’s Water Bodies.
Being a natural water body with no lifeguard present we do advise people to take care and swim at their own risk.
If you would like to access the latest water quality monitoring results contact: