Newton Park and Conservation Lands
LOCATION: Brighton at Newton border
and driving directions on Google Maps for entrance at:
Lake Shore Road
Newton Conservators trail map (Buy a copy of our trail guide)
Other maps and aerial
photos: Bing USGS
Nearby: Newton Commonwealth Golf Course
LONGEST WALK: 0.6 miles
ACQUIRED: late 1930's
ADMINISTERED BY: Boston
Parks and Recreation
Located within Gallagher Memorial Park, this
urban pond is a watering hole for swan, Canada geese, heron, and
rabbits. A pleasant walk around two-thirds of the pond takes you
through the small park and along Lake Shore Road.
The pond is fed by Dana Brook, which flows
from Newton. A 1999 dredging of the pond removed 30,000 cubic
yards of sediment and deepened it from two to five feet.
||Created by William
C. Strong for ice making. He also built large greenhouses and
nurseries in the area.
bought the east side of the pond and the adjacent icehouse.
Chandler had previously owned an ice cutting operation at Hammond
Pond, and he later developed Waban as a suburb.
||Houses built around
||City of Boston
built Alice Gallagher Memorial Park on southwest edge of the
ADVOCATES & CARETAKERS:
of Chandler Pond
with local residents
Photos on Flickr