Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Reedy Pond Park

Seen by all who pass south of Woodlands Parkway on Gosling, this simple but attractive park is mostly pond. It was built for flood control years ago. Since then, this retention pond has been improved various ways. It is named after the reeds that were planted along its banks. In recent years, additional landscape has been added in the form of native trees and bushes. Local residents have been adding tree seedlings along the bank for years hoping to add a little natural landscape around the pond. As a result, there are a number of young Cypress trees along its banks. Recently, a fountain was added at the request of residents who needed white noise to help abate the traffic noise. The park has some natural forest in it also. It is a place where residents fish and have family picnics on the abundant grass which the Parks department maintains quite nicely. One will find a few domestic ducks and wild water birds often on the pond. Occasionally, a deer or two will frequent the park. Although rarely seen, other visitors include Coyotes, Raccoons, Possum, Armadillo, and other small animals. The pond is noted for its Crows. You won't find any additional amenities here.

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