Tanglewood Nature Preserve – Lynbrook NY

Follow the sign.

Follow the sign.


Tanglewood Nature Preserve is a small park in Lynbrook that was renovated almost 10 years ago. It is on the edge of the village wedged between houses and the intersection of two important roads. It was always luscious and attractive but now is ill-maintained and overgrown.

Center for Science Teaching and Learning.

Center for Science Teaching and Learning.


The overgrown edges of the pond.

The overgrown edges of the pond.


Renovated Walkway.

Renovated Walkway.


If it cannot be maintained with chemicals or a machine it does not seem to get done.

If it cannot be maintained with a machine it does not seem to get done.


For some reason, the sign next to the water's edge references the Bronx River instead of the waterways that permeate Nassau County and flow into Hewlett Bay.

For some reason, the sign next to the water’s edge references the Bronx River instead of the waterways that permeate Nassau County and flow into Hewlett Bay.


Pavers and a coffee cup.

Pavers and a coffee cup.


The stillest water.

The stillest water.


Noon on the pier and it all smelled so deliciously green.

Noon on the pier and it all smelled so deliciously green.

The condition of the Preserve is unfortunate but it is at least getting some use from the kids attending science camp and the elderly folks in the nearby assisted living center. There used to be pathway from Tanglewood Preserve to Hempstead Lake State Park but that seems to have been abandoned completely and is now so overgrown that you cannot see it. Having lived in Colorado, where everything seemed so dusty and brown, Tanglewood is very alluring to me. It is sad to see this picturesque pond neglected.

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