The City of Newton acquired Dolan Pond in 1979. Located in West Newton, this 8.13-acre area is accessible from Cumberland Road, Stratford Road, Auburndale Avenue, and from Webster Park. This area actually has four ponds interlaced with wetlands and an intermittent stream. The trail in from Webster Park crosses Banana Pond as a boardwalk. The boardwalk takes a right turn after crossing and continues toward Quinn Pond near Auburndale Avenue and Stratford Road – this is the largest of the four ponds. Or, after crossing Banana Pond, take the trail left to Dolan Pond, closest to Cumberland Road, where a large overlook area provides a quiet place for bird-watching.