Bicycle Maintenance Station at Lake Hollingsworth 

At Lake Hollingsworth,  a bicycle maintenance station was installed recently. There is an air pump and some repair tools. 

The station can be found just off the trail, east of the parking lot. Very handy!

 

New Park Bench on Trail



A new park bench has been installed on the Peterson Park trail. It is about halfway down the jogging path between the end of New Jersey Road and the walking bridge. What a nice view!

New Sign at Woodlake Park!

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New sign installed at Woodlake Park on the corner of New Jersey Road and Waterford Drive. Other recent addition to the park is 6 pickleball courts and the pond was landscaped last year.

Woodlake Park is located at 3415 New Jersey Road. The park amenities include: tennis, children’s playground, pavilion, picnic tables, grills, green space, and pickleball courts. The park is landscaped with large oak trees, a landscaped pond, and other trees and bushes.

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Woodlake Pickleball Court

New Pickleball courts have been installed at Woodlake Park!
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What is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a sport played with a paddle on a court or in the yard, Pickle-ball is a cross between badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. The court looks like a small tennis court.

How many courts are available?
There are 6 courts in the park.

Where are the courts located?
Pickleball courts are located in WoodLake Park, closest to Waterford Drive.

How is the game played?
http://www.usapa.org/what-is-pickleball/

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Educational Signs at Lake Somerset Park

Two new educational signs have been placed in Lake Somerset Park boat ramp parking area. They can be accessed off Glendale Road.

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Woodpeckers at Lake Somerset Park

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Woodpeckers can be seen in Lake Somerset Park along with a variety of other song birds such as blue jays, red-winged blackbirds, sparrows, and mocking birds.

These quick little birds are fun to watch and to photograph while visiting Lake Somerset Park.

For more information, visit the Audubon Society’s webpage on woodpeckers.

 

Osprey Platform at Lake Somerset

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Osprey Nest at Lake Somerset

A pole with an osprey platform was installed on April 14th, 2014 in Lake Somerset Park adjacent New Jersey Road. Osprey have attempted to build a nest on a nearby relay station. The platform has been installed in hopes that the osprey will select the platform as a suitable nesting site in the future.

It seems that an osprey has taken notice of the platform and maybe making Lake Somerset Park his home.

Osprey are beautiful birds with a distinctive black eyestripe. They are superb fishers and prefer nesting in high locations.

For more information on osprey and their nests, visit: Osprey page at FWC.