Stricker Pond is Middleton’s largest kettle pond at approximately 30 acres in size. The pond and its surrounding watershed contain around 557 acres.
The pond has an important history as a paleo-archaic native people’s encampment. The north side of the pond features a five-acre mesic prairie as well as the ADA-accessible Stricker Park Trail Segment from Middleton Street west to Stricker Park. The west side of the pond provides a wooded area with a woodchip hiking trail that links to the city of Madison’s conservancy area.
Waterfowl spotted in the area include blue-winged teal, great blue herons, wood ducks, green herons, mallard ducks, Canada geese, cattle egrets, black-crowned night herons and double-crested cormorants.