Lightspun Lane, Columbia Maryland 21045
- Size: 3-acre pond with limited
amount of Columbia Association open space surrounding
- Habitat: Although Jackson Pond
was dredged in 2007, the edge vegetation has come back. Like
several lakes and ponds in Columbia, the invasive water plant
Creeping Primrose Willow (Jussiaea repens) has appeared
during the warmer months.
- Best Months: April–May;
September until freeze-up.
- Coverage Time: 30 minutes or
less; longer if path extensions are explored.
- Trails/Paths: A paved path
encircles the pond. There are connections with the Columbia
Association path system at both the north and south
- Notable Birds: Redhead,
Northern Bobwhite, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis,
- Amenities: Tot lot on the west
side with a few nearby picnic tables; fishing pier and island on
the east side; a few benches.
- Handicapped Access: The paved
path is mostly flat with a few gentle grades; the entire pond is
visible and accessible.
- Operation and Hours: Columbia
Association property; 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Special Attractions: The
Compiler: Joanne Solem