Kelly Park’s Rock Springs reopened Friday, after a two-day closure due to high levels of bacteria in the water.

Testing was done Thursday and Friday and the results showed the bacteria levels were below the threshold, according to Orange County spokesperson Doreen Overstreet, who added that higher than average bacteria levels at the springs are common during the summer rainy season.

The popular swimming and tubing area closed Wednesday. The water is tested every 24 hours and must clear two back to back bacteria tests to reopen. 

Orange County Parks and Recreation, which runs the Apopka park, closed the park for two days two weeks ago for the same issue.

Before heading out to the springs, visitors should check the Kelly Park website during the summer to make sure it’s open.

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The youngest of seven children, Terry O. Roen followed two older brothers into journalism. Her career started as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, where she wrote stories on city and county government, schools, courts and religion. She has also reported for the Associated Press, where she covered the Casey Anthony and Trayvon Martin trials along with the Pulse massacre. Married to her husband, Hal, they have two children and live in Winter Park. A lifelong tourist in her own state, she writes about Central Florida’s growing tourism industry for Florida Politics and Orlando Rising.

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