Foster's Pond was probably named for Andrew Foster, the 22nd man to settle Andover. The entrance to the pond is at 491 S. Main Street along Rt. 28. The size is 170 acres. Trails around the pond are known as the Goldsmith Woodlands and are maintained by AVIS (Andover Village Improvement Society). Andover Trail Guide, p. 11.
Foster's Pond Island was acquired at the 2002 Town Meeting as conservation land.
The Glenwood Road basin or "Dug Pond" cleanup project for fanwart was completed in 2006.
- "Their private island no longer: Children mourn loss of play space, help clean Foster's Pond," Eagle Tribune, November 23, 2003, p. C1.
- "Herbicide spread to reclaim pond," Andover Townsman, June 9, 2005, p. 2.
- "Survivor Andover: Twelve high-schoolers spend three days on Foster's Pond Island to film their version of hit show," Eagle Tribune, May 7, 2007, p. 1.
- "Volunteers' hope: 'If we clean it, they will come'," Andover Townsman, July 19, 2007.
- "From covens to conservation: Foster's Pond in history," Andover Townsman, March 14, 2013, p. 11.
See also: Fosters Pond
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