The design of this privately held, large equestrian park included 3 acre, 1 acre, and 0.5 acre ponds. These ponds became polluted from high levels of organics and inorganics from the surrounding environment, as well as fertilizer run-off from its use on surrounding grass and other landscape features. Eutrophic conditions had developed and there was no longer aquatic life in the ponds.
Sanctuary housing area was developed in the early 1990’s along the inter-coastal waterway. This development had a 2-acre pond surrounded by homes that are 10 to 15 feet away from the edge of the pond and pollution was a problem. At this point there was active construction on the last phase of the housing development. They had experienced 3 fish kills between August 2004 and March 2007.
Heckscher Park is located on Main Street in Huntington, NY, a pleasant town on Long Island close to New York City. This park is a popular recreation site for community enjoyment with its attractive, landscaped walking paths around a beautiful pond.