DENBROOK PARK
Denville township, Morris County, NJ


Directions:

US 80 west; Exit 42A; Rt. 202 s for 2.1 miles and turn right onto Route 10w; drive about 3 miles or so and turn right in order to make a semi-u-turn at the light in order to get onto Mount Pleasant Turnpike. There is a small parking area about .4 of a mile down on the left.

This is a small linear park along a stream. Skunk cabbage predominates in the wet areas.


History:

A plaque on a rock says that Denbrook Park is sponsored by the Denville Historical Society, the township of Denville, and the Department of Public Works.


Facilities:

Playground and basketball court.


PLANT LIST:
Dr. Patrick L. Cooney


Trees:
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple) 4/25/00
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) 4/25/00
Amelanchier arborea (shadbush)
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)

Shrubs:
Alnus serrulata (smooth alder)
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry) 4/25/00
Clethra alnifolia (sweet pepper bush)
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush) 4/25/00
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rhododendron periclymenoides (pinxter flower)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)

Vines:
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Smilax rotundifolia (round-leaved greenbrier)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape vine)

Herbs:
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Aster divaricatus (white wood aster)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress)
Erythronium americanum (trout lily) 4/25/00
Impatiens capensis (jewelweed)
Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)
Panax trifolius (dwarf ginseng) 4/25/00
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Stellaria media (common chickweed)
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) 4/25/00
Thalictrum pubescens (tall meadow rue)
Viola cucullata (marsh blue violet) 4/25/00
Viola sororia (common blue violet) 4/25/00

Grasses:
Poa annua (annual bluegrass) 4/25/00

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Osmunda cinnamomea (cinnamon fern)