Twinney: A Kettle Pond Dating From The Ice Age

Nestled between Red Birch Court to the southwest, Valleau Cemetery to the southeast, Franklin Turnpike to the North and a dense residential area to the south and west, lies Twinney Pond Park, a 3-ft deep kettle pond dating from the ice age.

Have any memories at Twinney Pond? Share them below!

Ellie Gruber June 21, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Great video, good way to keep cool during hot summer days; enjoy our Wildscapes, enjoy the trees and open spaces! Ellie Gruber
Marshall Katzman June 21, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Thanks for the feedback! :)
Chris Peters June 21, 2012 at 03:54 PM
well done! great promo for the Wildscapes!
Bernadette Walsh June 21, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I'm going to set up another day with our Girl Scout Troop 1326 to help clean some of the debris around the park. I'll let James know to post on Patch. All are welcome to help our troop with this project. We also need to get the big trees out of the pond before winter to ensure fabulous ice skating surface!
Eco Ed Schwartz June 21, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Nice video. Keep us the awareness effort, as many people in Ridgewood are not even aware of these peaceful enclaves, right here in town!
James Kleimann June 21, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Cool, let me know when you get close to the date, Bernie. Thanks.
NJUrbanForest December 07, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Check out NJUrbanForest.com description of this beautiful park!! http://njurbanforest.com/2011/06/06/ridgewoods-twinney-park/
Doug Reiner February 28, 2013 at 03:47 AM
Hello I lived on Lynn Street from 1954 until 1968, just a short distance from the pond. In those days, we called it Twenty Pond, not Twinney. The reason it is called Twinney is there used to be two ponds. We called the present day pond Big Twenty. Little Twenty was filled in when Red Birch Court and the surrounding houses were built. If you stand at the end of Red Birch Court facing the pond, Little Twenty was about where the last house on the left is today. We did not know back then that 'Twenty' was just a corruption of the old Twinney name. In those days, it was all open fields from Franklin Turnpike to Twenty Pond, and the area where Red Birch Court is today was all woods. In Winter the pond would freeze solid. There was a long slope leading from the woods near Little Twenty down to the pond. If we got a good head of steam up we could ride down the hill on our sleds and coast completely across Big Twenty. One of the saddest days of my youth was sitting in class at BF Junior High and watching billows of smoke rising from the woods as all the trees were piled up and burned when Red Birch Court was built. I visited Ridgewood about three years ago after not having been back for over 40 years. I was very happy to see my old haunt Twenty Pond is still there, even if most of what used to be woods and fields it is now houses. I could tell many stories about the happy days playing around Twenty Pond.
Marshall Katzman September 17, 2013 at 09:42 AM
YouTube link for the above: http://youtu.be/jWdkmLXhvpc


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