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Sims Pond
 
 
Sims Pond is an ecological preserve created in 1979 and was jointly owned by the Del Lago Community Association and Bay Harbor HOA until 2003 when it was deeded to the City of Long Beach.  The City currently owns and maintains the pond.  The pond area covers six acres and is under the jurisdiction of the California Coastal Commission and the California Department of Fish and Game.
 
The pond is the home of numerous shore birds and hosts many migratory birds.  Mallard ducks, mud hens, black crested night herons, great blue herons, kingfishers, terns and bitterns can be seen year-round.  There are also bull frogs, turtles and other critters living in the pond area.
 
A number of homes back up to the pond, and it can also be viewed from the ends of Seville Way, Miguel Way and Madrid Lane.  Additionally, there is viewing along Loynes Drive and PCH.
 
There is no direct access to the pond, and the release of domestic animals or the deposit of trash or any other materials into the pond is prohibited.
 
Sims Pond is maintained by the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine.  If you have any questions or problems concerning the pond, contact their direct site maintenance person, Lenny Arkinstall, at (562) 225-4669 or (562) 493-8985 or lennyeva@earthlink.net.
 
Bird counts and studies are periodically conducted by the Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards, Inc. and the El Dorado Audubon Society.  The latest results can be viewed by clicking here.