While Gladys Russell is a wildlife preserve with excellent opportunities for bird watching and photography, it also offers a number of low intensity uses including hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, and fishing. Water and sanitary facilities have been added, making activity by larger groups, such as family reunions and educational field trips, possible.
Central to the preserve is a substantial lake that has been stocked with Bass, Catfish and Bluegill. The condition of the water is maintained with two demonstration projects that aerate the water to help with the bacterial breakdown of plant matter entering the lake from surrounding vegetation and aquatic plants. Bird houses and duck boxes are in place to draw nesting pairs.
This park can be found at 13364 White Plains Road