Esser Pond

This pond was historically an isolated kettle pond, but was engineered to connect to the South Fork of Pheasant Branch Creek and now receives storm water runoff from this creek system. The pond is connected to the 23-square-mile Pheasant Branch Watershed and the site consists mainly of a restored prairie wetland and several asphalt bike and walking trails.

The conservancy contains ten acres of wet prairie, five acres of mesic prairie and a detention pond.

Visitors will find a wildlife viewing platform at the site and a paved bicycle and pedestrian path passing through the restoration areas from Greenway Boulevard to Market Street and then north to Terrace Avenue.