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Kiwanis Lake

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Nesting Great Egrets and Black-crowned Night Herons in the middle of a bustling suburb!

This little park is a nice setting for a stroll around the duck pond, but the attraction is the... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Jeffrey H
Great Place To See Nesting Herons and Egrets

We visited the park this week specifically because we knew that the Great Egrets and Black-crowned... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Diane D
Pima, AZ
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“nests”(2 reviews)
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North Newberry St., Parkway Blvd., York, PA 17404
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Drove only 1 hour for this location, was very disappointed upon my approach. Park seemingly not on the DNR's list for maintaining. Grounds dirty and uninviting. Trash not picked up, lake not maintained, I felt sorry for the resident ducks and geese. I won't go...More

Thank Sherman W
Reviewed 6 May 2018

This little park is a nice setting for a stroll around the duck pond, but the attraction is the multiple Great Egret nests and Black-crowned Heron nests in the trees around the pond. Visit in April and watch (and photograph)these birds flying with sticks to...More

1  Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I traveled 4 hours specifically because i heard about the egret rookery. I was not disappointed! I saw about 20 egrets and quite a few black crowned night herons. We stayed for about an hour which was enough time for me to get the pictures...More

2  Thank sheryndan
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We passed this lake several times during our stay and we all commented on it and how nasty it was with an over abundance of ducks and trash. It would have been great to explore it if it had been cleaned up.

1  Thank Doris H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We visited the park this week specifically because we knew that the Great Egrets and Black-crowned Night Herons were supposed to be nesting. We weren't disappointed and saw more than a dozen egrets and two herons. While speaking to someone who had been here before,...More

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 1 July 2017

If you want a relaxing peaceful day this is the place to go to just sit and watch nature or do a little fishing. Too bad you can no longer feed the ducks and our swans have gone away due to parents not teaching their...More

Thank snowbrat49
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A nice area to relax and watch the birds. Area can get dirty when all the Geese are in the area. can fish the lake but don't know if there are fish in lake.

Thank lonnyreever
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Used to be a nice place with different breeds of ducks and swans. Now it's over ran with geese more and more every year. Can't see the ground that's covered in geese droppings. Used to have a fountain with lights as well cheap city stopped...More

Thank W716
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This was our 3rd year visiting the rookery at Kiwanis Lake. We were there on May 19, 2016. There were young egrets standing in the nest waiting to be fed, lots of baby ducks and goslings on the lake and around it. Nothing can take...More

1  Thank Linda A
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Peaceful and fun to watch the ducks and geese but trash in water. If someone cleaned out the lake it would be a perfect spot for small fishing and duck/geese watching

Thank Julie H
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Jacob G
11 August 2018|
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Response from Jeffrey H | Reviewed this property |
I think I have seen some people fishing there, but I wouldn't expect to catch any keepers. Mostly just practicing and/or teaching kids how to fish. I think the water is only about 2 feet deep.
Ryan A
9 April 2018|
Response from tiffanyraybin |
No, and you wouldn't want to. The YMCA operates the Graham Aquatic Center across the street that has an outdoor pool that is open to the public during the summer.