Cold Spring Park trail improved!

Cold Spring Park has a new look! As of now (Tuesday morning 4/21), the trail from the Beacon Street parking lot to Duncklee Street has been restored to its original

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A Eurasian Teal in Cold Spring Park

In the spring of 2009, a Eurasian teal made a rare visit to Cold Spring park.  Read about the visit in our Summer 2009 newsletter. Click on a photo to

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March 2018: Identify This Place

We received two correct entries to our March 2018 contest to identify the location where this video featuring peeping frogs was recorded: Cold Spring Park Marsh The two winners of

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Cold Spring Park Buckthorn Demonstration Project

The Red Maple Swamp that makes up much of Cold Spring Park is threatened by an expanding understory of invasive exotic glossy buckthorn, which shades the understory so much that

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Cold Spring Park Landfill Cleanup

Decades ago, part of what is now Cold Spring Park was used as a trash dump. For years, large pieces of metal debris littered the edge of a small, seasonal

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Cindy Ryan

Artist Statement This series of oil paintings by Cindy Ryan of Newton Highlands shows dogs and their owners, socializing in Cold Spring Park on a late winter afternoon. These are

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An Old Man’s Walk in Cold Spring Park

Text and photographs by V. Eugene Vivian, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ During May of 2005 I passed a 90th birthday milestone. Most of my life I have

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A Naturalist’s View of Cold Spring Park

“A Naturalist’s View of Cold Spring Park” features colorful birds, plants and amphibians found in this 67-acre public preserve. Dan Perlman, Biology Professor and Director of Environmental Studies at Brandeis

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Recreational Opportunities in Cold Spring Park

“Recreational Opportunities in Cold Spring Park” explores one of Newton’s most attractive open areas, with its combination of playing fields, exercise trail, walking paths, wetlands, woodsy spots, and scenic views.

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Winter Birds in Cold Spring Park

Cold Spring Park is a large wooded area west of Newton Center and south of Beacon Street. It is a successful, multi-use park, with tennis courts, basketball, soccer and baseball

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From Cold Spring Park to Planet Earth

Human Impacts across the Landscape Dan Perlman Conservation Biologist November 29, 2001 Think you know Cold Spring Park? Concerned about the future of planet Earth? See them in a whole

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Cold Spring Park Art Installation–Mags Harries

A temporary installation by artists Mags Harries, Ross Miller, and Marty Cain, funded by National Endowment for the Arts, was placed in various locations in Cold Spring Park during the

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