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September 8, 2013

Former gravel pit is open for business as a new Goshen park

GOSHEN — Goshen’s newest park opened over the Labor Day holiday, offering a new place for residents to walk, fish and enjoy scenic views of Fidler Pond.

Fidler Pond Park, located along U.S. 33, south of downtown Goshen, is the city’s 20th park.

The pond, originally a gravel quarry owned by the Fidler family and more recently owned by Aggregate Industries, was purchased in December 2012 for $550,000, according to previous Goshen News reports.

With construction of a gravel parking lot recently completed, the park is now open to the public and features a 1.5-mile walking trail and a designated fishing area.

According to information given out at the park, there is no motorized boating allowed, but non-motorized boats are allowed and kayaks and canoes are available to rent on site.

The Goshen Parks and Recreation Department said that fishing at the pond will be limited to two hours of catch and release fishing until a fish and wildlife management plan is completed. Boating will also be limited, the department said.

The park is open seven days a week from dawn until dusk. Boat rentals are available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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