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Barbour Pond, Swamp and Watershed on a Late Spring Day, Wayne NJ by Jane Neill-Hancock

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Featured in Nature’s Paintbrush, 24-Aug-2013

Our town, Wayne NJ, has a beautiful nature habitat park. It is called Barbour Pond Park. I discovered it in April 2007 when we were staying at the nearby Marriott Residence Inn due to flooding. On my visits there I have seen blue heron on the pond, killdeer, cowbirds, a red-winged blackbird. Very beautiful, lots of birds and raw nature. There is forest, fields, meadow, swamp, a microcasm of nature to enjoy.

The park has since be renamed, but I think I will always think of it as Barbour Pond Park. It was renamed Dave Waks Memorial Park as a tribute to a former mayor of Wayne who passed away in 2007.

At 103 acres, it is Wayne’s largest developed park. There’s a playground, 3 lighted softball fields, 1 lighted baseball field, three lighted soccer fields, a model airplane flying area and a half mile paved walking path around the fields. The centerpiece of the park is Barbour Pond which features a 1.96 mile hiking trail which encircles the pond.

Barbour Pond was created by impounding part of the 8.9 mile Preakness (Singnac) Brook via the Barbour Pond dam. The brook is a subsidiary of the Passaic River. It’s watershed is located almost entirely in Wayne.

My “Light In the Forest” photo loaded here on Red Bubble was also taken on my hike around the pond at this park.

My name is Jane. I am an artist, writer, photographer, and an admirer of the arts. Here on RB I share my photography, writing, collages and art, and host many groups. I hope you enjoy my work.

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  • Gwenda2012
    Gwenda2012over 2 years ago

    Serenity plus!!

  • thank you – and it is a peaceful park. you can almost forget you are in the middle of suburban Wayne….

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • Spiritinme
    Spiritinmeover 1 year ago

    beautiful reflection and so peaceful..very inviting!

  • thank you – it is beautiful but to get to this point you have to tredge through underbrush, heavily wooded area and swampy grounds. LOL!! but definitely worth it! and it is from NJ again!

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • thanks Larry!

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Commendable work Jane…24 August 2013

    You are invited to participate in this Weeks Feature Message Column..Please CLICK HERE

  • Oh my goodness Larry – so honored at this – thank you so much. I will definitely leave a message in the group as well.

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • Jennifer Hulbert-Hortman
    Jennifer Hulbe...over 1 year ago

    Beautiful. Congratulations on your feature!

  • thank you Jennifer – so sorry I never got back to you to thank you on your comment! blessings to you today and always

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

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