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Baxter's Pond/Barbara Johnson Park and Preserve
Shore Rd & Central Dr, Port Washington, NY 11050

Barbara Johnson Park and Preserve is a long, narrow and pretty park, the first half of which is dominated by a large,More shallow pond framed by native flowers and vegetation located across from Manhasset Bay and along Shore Road on its northern perimeter. There are numerous benches in this area and a wooden viewing dock on the west side of the pond.

The second half of the park south of the pond is wooded with many maple trees and a stream that feeds into the pond. There is a walking trail on the west side of the pond that is brick alongside the pond and leads into a dirt trail beyond. Barbara Johnson is one of several County properties that were originally designed for drainage purposes and were later turned into public parks. The property was acquired in two parcels, in 1944 and 1975, according to Nassau County.