Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pondside Park: Eagle Scout Project- shade trees & tree conservation at the ball field

The ball fields at the northern end of Pondside Park in Harrington Park were reworked in 2009, with improved drainage, a sod playing surface and an irrigation system. The fields are ringed with woods and marshy areas, but they are … Continue reading

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Fishing Derby #2

What a difference a day makes! On Saturday June 16th, as on most days, the pond at Pondside Park was calm and serene, with a few joggers and walkers circling it and two young men quietly fishing. On Sunday June … Continue reading

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Pondside Park: Fishing Derby June 17th

And the winner is… 9 year old Jack Heany shown here with the 24″ carp he caught, held by Rec Commission member Tom Gleason.

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Discover Pondside Park

The highlight of this 32 acre park is the lovely pond, frequented by ducks, geese and other wildlife.  The pond is fed by a stream at the north end and drains through culverts at the southern end to become part … Continue reading

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HP School- update on the courtyard gardens & new rain barrels

Check out what is going on in the HP School courtyard! Two rain barrels were purchased with HSA funds and have been installed. These capture rain water from the roof through a downspout. The collected water will be used to … Continue reading

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A Butterfly Garden for HP School…kudus to GS Troop 765!

The 7th grade Harrington Park Girl Scout Cadettes, members of Troop #675, have been very active this year working on their Silver Award. For their project the girls will be planting a butterfly garden in the Harrington Park School courtyard … Continue reading

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Green Team/Green Table- 2012

On June 2nd, the HP Green Team again hosted an information table at the annual HP Library White Elephant Sale. The day started out with showers, but the sun came out by mid-morning and there were a steady stream of … Continue reading

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