Batavia's Hall Quarry Beach to close June 28 due to air quality alert

Hall Quarry Beach in Batavia will be closed Wednesday, June 28, due to an air quality forecast from the Environmental Protection Agency.

On June 28, air quality for the Batavia area will be “Unhealthy” for sensitive groups, according to data from, a site run by the EPA and its partners.

Quarry swim lessons will be cancelled and the site will also be closed for open swim and twilight hours.

According to, June 28 has been classified as Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. “Member of sensitive groups may experience health effects,” according to the site's Air Quality Index.

Illinois EPA and US National Weather Service recommend active children and adults, especially people with pulmonary or respiratory diseases such as asthma, avoid long or intense outdoor activity. Everyone else should reduce outdoor activity.

Hall Quarry Beach will reopen for swim lessons and open swim on Thursday, June 29.

For more information, call (630) 879-5235 or visit

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