Exercise trails, bird watching, fishing, walking, jogging, dog-walking, benches for relaxation, and restaurants are located near both lakes.
Huntington Lake and Talbert Lake ring the beauty of Huntington Central Park. Both lakes have exercise trails surrounding the perimeter for those that like to walk, jog, bike or dog-walk. Benches circle the edges of both lakes for anyone wanting to relax and enjoy the scenery. Fishing is permitted according to State Fish and Game Regulations, and anyone over age 16 is required to have a fishing license clearly visible.
Fish species include: channel catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, rainbow trout, and carp. Channel catfish are stocked in the summer and rainbow trout are stocked in the winter. Catch and release is suggested for the bass. No boats or rafts are permitted on the lakes. However, model boats that operate by electricity, steam, or sail are permitted on Huntington Lake.
Solar energy can also be used for making potable, brackish or saline water. Without using electricity or chemicals, waste water can be treated. Creating salt from sea water is also one of the oldest uses of solar energy.