Foothills Park

West Parkway, Pequannock Township, Morris County, New Jersey

No Dogs allowed.


Tappan Zee Bridge, US 87 north; at highway mileage marker 30 take US 287 south for New Jersey; get off at Exit 52 for Route 23 south; drive about 1.0 mile and turn right onto West Parkway; drive 1.6 miles and turn right into the park.  




4/11/2005.  We were on our way to Mountainside Park and found this park along the way.  It is a pretty location.  It is tucked into an area with cliffs on two sides and a le on another.  It looked like there was a possible long path heading toward the fence in the back.  But I soon found out that the trail soon petered out in both directions, left and right.  It is a small park.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = plant found in bloom on date of field trip, 4/11/2005

Acer rubrum (red maple) *
Betula lenta (black birch)
Betula nigra (river birch)
Betula populifolia (gray birch)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Pinus strobus (white pine) planted
Poplar sp. (poplar)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus prinus (chestnut oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Salix alba var. (weeping willow) quite a few around the lake
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)

Shrubs and Sub-Shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle) lots
Rhus sp. (sumac)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Salix sp. (willow)
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum)

Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Allium vineale (field garlic)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Cardamine parviflora (few-flowered bittercress)

Cenchrus sp. (sand bur)