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.
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 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.
The New Jersey Road and Sylvester Road area will be undergoing some improvements. Here are the highlights so far:
- The intersection of New Jersey Road and Sylvester Road will become an “ALL-WAY” Stop.
- For the next three weeks, improvements will be made for drainage along New Jersey Road in preparation for the next phase of the New Jersey Trail project.
- Later this summer, the New Jersey Trail will help complete the park trail system that joins Three Park Trail, Lake Hollingsworth and Crystal Lake Trail.
See details and maps on the links below:
New Jersey Trail
Three Parks Trail Map
New Jersey Road Construction
Starting Monday, March 24, New Jersey Road drainage improvements will begin. The red light at the intersection of New Jersey Road & Sylvester Road will be placed in “all red” flash mode. New Jersey Road from Edgewood Drive to Crystal Lake Drive will close to thru traffic for up to three weeks starting March 24, 2014. Detours will be clearly marked and your patience is appreciated. This work is being done in preparation for the New Jersey Trail construction project following later this summer.