Ridgewood’s Twinney Park!

Twinney Park

Welcome to Ridgewood’s Twinney Park! The park is owned by the Village of Ridgewood and maintained by the Ridgewood Wildscape Association.

Ridgewood’s Twinney Pond

Twinney Park, located off of Red Birch Court, has Valleau Cemetery to the southeast, Franklin Turnpike to the North and dense residential development to the south and west. Ridgewater Water, which supplies water to an estimated 65,000 residents in Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Midland Park and Wyckoff has Twinney Well located to the east of the park.

Ridgewood Water Dept Twinney Well

Twinney Park’s three acres consist of remnant deciduous woodlands and freshwater wetlands. The focal point of the park is Twinney Pond. Twinney Pond, at almost an acre, is a figure eight shaped freshwater body of water created from glaciers.

Twinney Pond


Twinney Pond Trail Map

A rough trail encircles the pond. Occasionally the path is laden with woodchips. The trail goes through upland and freshwater wetland habitat.

Mallards and Ducklings on Twinney Pond

Twinney Pond is home to Mallards, Wood Ducks and other waterfowl.  American Bullfrogs and Green Frogs can be heard seasonally.  The surrounding remnant woodland is home to countless Eastern Chipmunks and Eastern Gray Squirrels as well as other mammals.


The pond and woodlands features  a nice diversity of flora including:

False Solomon’s Seal

The park is open from dusk to dawn. It is absolutely amazing to find a natural pond teeming with wildlife in such a built up area. Click here for directions.

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3 responses to “Ridgewood’s Twinney Park!”

  1. Fantasy Puppet Theater says :

    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.

  2. Keith Modelski says :

    Grew up fishing that pond!
    Our grandfather told us stories of how unwanted vehicles were sunk in pond during the 1920s instead of being discarded at a junk yards… myth or truth yet to be discovered at the bottom of Twinneys pond.

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