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Ridders Pond, New Hyde Park

Located in a small suburban park in the Town of North Hempstead, Ridders Pond has a stone bulkhead and is surrounded by a manicured lawn, shrubs, bushes, and trees.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 110 feet
Area: 1 acre
Shoreline Length: 0.12 miles
Maximum depth: 3 feet
Town: North Hempstead


Town of North Hempstead

Directions: Take either the Long Island Expressway or the Northern State Parkway to New Hyde Park Road. Go south on New Hyde Park Road to Marcus Avenue and make a left. Make the next left onto Meadow Farm Road and park in the designated parking.

Restrictions: Boats are prohibited. However, the entire shoreline is accessible.

Fish Species:

Pumpkinseed, Carp, Brown Bullhead, Goldfish


The primary fish in Ridders Pond are carp and goldfish which can reach 18 inches in length. There are a few brown bullheads that can reach 10 inches. Any sunfish present are small, less than four inches in length. It is a good pond for the neighborhood kids to enjoy a little fishing.


Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).

Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch:

Visit NYS Department of Health website (link leaves DEC's website) for health advice on eating fish you catch. Scroll to the bottom of the page for Long Island freshwater waterbodies.