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    About Barth Pond
    In the Suburbs of Chicago

    Barth Pond is a 5.8-acre body of water located in Patriots Park in Downers Grove, Illinois. It was initially built in 1978 to serve as a stormwater detention facility, but now it also serves as a popular fishing spot.

    In 2011, the pond underwent a shoreline improvement project, which included removing a deteriorated steel seawall and replacing stacked limestone and native vegetation. The Park District also upgraded the surrounding pathways and added more paths to create a half-mile paved loop around the pond. The community is continually investing in Barth Pond and its upkeep.


    Due to its location in Patriots Park, Barth Pond has many great amenities surrounding its waters. BBQ grills, drinking fountains, natural areas, picnic shelters, picnic tables, a playground, a walking trail, wetlands, wildlife observations are all located within the 27.4 acres of Patriots Park.

    Non-motorized boating is allowed on Barth Pond. Make sure to break your kayaks and canoes out to get the best views of the surrounding wildlife.


    Twin Lakes Golf Course is conveniently located a block away from Barth Pond. Test your golf skills on their nine-hole green and stop by some of the other amenities featured in Westmont Park District. Living on Barth Pond is a hole in one!

    Visit Nearby Chicago

    With the windy city being under an hour's drive away, a weekend getaway would be hard to resist. Chicago has so much fun to experience with activities that are perfect for people of all ages.

    The Best Place to Experience Lake Life

    Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or find a vacation rental, Barth Pond is an excellent choice.