Hackensack River County Park (Hackensack River)
Route 4 at Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack, Bergen County, NJ
30-acres


This park behind the Riverside Square Mall offers a formal promenade and viewing deck along the Hackensack River. A series of trails allows visitors to experience diverse ecosystems along the river.

There is evidence of vandalism in the park. The signs at the viewing dock have graffiti on them. Beer bottles (whole and broken) are around the viewing platform.


PLANT LIST
Joseph Labriola & Dr. Patrick L. Cooney; DeeAnn Ipp & TBS trip (9/02/01)


Trees:
Acer negundo var. negundo (ash-leaf maple)
Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven)
Amelanchier laevis (smooth shadbush)? 4/30/00
Betula nigra (river birch)
Betula populifolia (gray birch)
Catalpa sp. (catalpa)
Celtis occidentalis (hackberry)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juniperus virginiana (eastern red cedar)
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Nyssa sylvatica (tupelo)
Populus deltoides (cottonwood)
Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus baccata (Siberian crabapple)
Pyrus calleryana (callery pear)
Pyrus malus (apple) 4/30/00
Pyrus sp. (crab apple) 4/30/00
Quercus bicolor (swamp white oak)
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)
Salix alba var. (weeping willow)
Salix nigra (black willow)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)
Taxodium distichum (bald cypress)
Ulmus americana (American elm)
Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Shrubs:
Amorpha fruticosa (false indigo)
Cephalanthus occidentalis (button bush)  7/22/2006
Cornus amomum (silky or swamp dogwood)
Cornus racemosa (gray stem dogwood)
Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Lonicera maackii (Asiatic honeysuckle)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle) 4/30/00
Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle) 4/30/00
Myrica pensylvanica (bayberry)
Rhamnus frangula (European buckthorn)
Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)
Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis Black Raspberry
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Salix sp. (discolor?) Pussy Willow?
Sambucus canadensis (common elderberry)
Viburnum dentatum var. lucidum (northern arrowwood viburnum)
Vinca minor (periwinkle)
Yucca filamentosa (Adam's needle)

Vines
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (porcelain berry) 9/02/01
Apios americana (groundnut)
Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed) 8/13/98 9/02/01
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Clematis terniflora (yam-leaved clematis) 9/02/01
Humulus japonicus (Japanese hop) 9/02/01
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) 8/13/98 9/02/01
Mikania scandens (climbing hempvine) 9/02/01
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Polygonum scandens (var. ?) (climbing false buckwheat)
Sicyos angulatus (bur cucumber)  7/22/2006 9/02/01
Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis aestivalis var. aestivalis (summer grape)
Vitis labrusca (fox grape)

Herbs:
Achillea millefolium ssp. lanulosa (yarrow)  7/22/2006
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) 4/30/00
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) 9/02/01
Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp dogbane) 8/13/98
Arctium minus (common burdock)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort) 9/02/01 near
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Atriplex hastata (hastate orache)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress) 4/30/00
Bidens sp. (beggarticks)
Cardamine hirsuta (hairy bittercress) 4/30/00
Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)?
Chenopodium album (pigweed)
Chenopodium ambrosioides (Mexican tea) 9/02/01
Chenopodium pumilio (keeled goosefoot)
Cicuta maculata var. maculata (water hemlock)
Circaea lutetiana var. canadensis (enchanter's nightshade)
Cirsium arvense var. ... (Canada thistle)
Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower)  7/22/2006 9/02/01
Conyza canadensis var. canadensis (horseweed) 9/02/01
Coronilla varia (crown vetch) 8/13/98
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)  7/22/2006 8/13/98 9/02/01
Desmodium canadense (showy tick-trefoil)  7/22/2006
Dianthus armeria (deptford pink)  7/22/2006 8/13/98 9/02/01
Erechtites hieraciifolia (pilewort)
Erigeron sp. (strigosus var. strigosus?) (lesser daisy fleabane?) 7/22/2006 9/02/01
Erodium cicutarium (storksbill)? 4/30/00
Eupatorium album var. album (white thoroughwort) 9/02/01
Eupatorium fistulosum (hollow-stemmed Joe-Pye weed) 9/02/01
Eupatoriumrugosum var. rugosum (white snakeroot) 9/02/01
Eupatorium sp. (joe pye weed) 8/13/98
Euphorbia cyparissias (cypress spurge) 4/30/00
Euphorbia maculata (spotted spurge) 9/02/01
Euphorbia nutans (eyebane spurge) 9/02/01
Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod) 8/13/98 9/02/01
Galium aparine (cleavers)
Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)
Gnaphalium obtusifolium var. obtusifolium (sweet everlasting) 9/02/01
Helianthus tuberosus (Jerusalem Artichoke) 8/13/98 9/02/01
Hemerocallis fulva (tawny day lily)
Hibiscus moscheutos (swamp rose mallow) 8/13/98
Hieracium sp. (hawkweed)
Hosta ventricosa (blue plaintain lily)
Hypericum perforatum (common St. Johnswort)  7/22/2006
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed) 8/13/98 9/02/01
Iris sp. (iris)
Lactuca biennis (tall blue lettuce) 9/02/01
Lactuca canadensis (wild lettuce)
Lamium purpureum (purple dead nettle) 4/30/00
Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum (poor man's pepper)
Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)  7/22/2006 9/02/01
Lotus corniculatus (birdfoot trefoil)  7/22/2006 8/13/98 9/02/01
Lycopus virginicus (Virginia water horehound) 9/02/01
Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife)
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)  7/22/2006 8/13/98 9/02/01
Medicago lupulina (black medick) 9/02/01
Melilotus alba (white sweetclover)  7/22/2006 9/02/01
Melissa officinalis (common balm)
Mentha x piperita [aquatica x spicata] (peppermint) 9/02/01
Mollugo verticillata (carpetweed) 8/13/98
Myosotis sp. (forget-me-not) 4/30/00
Narcissus spp. (daffodils) planted
Oenothera biennis var. biennis (common evening-primrose) 9/02/01
Oxalis dillenii (Southern yellow wood sorrel)
Oxalis stricta (common yellow wood sorrel) 9/02/01
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed) 8/13/98
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain) 7/22/2006 9/02/01
Plantago major (common plantain)
Pluchea odorata var. succulenta (purple saltmarsh fleabane) 9/02/01
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed) 8/13/98 9/02/01
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Portulaca oleracea (common purslane) 9/02/01
Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)  7/22/2006  9/02/01
Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil) 7/22/2006
Potentilla recta (sulphur cinquefoil) 9/02/01
Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)
Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata (self-heal) 9/02/01
Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaf crowfoot) 4/30/00
Rumex crispus (curled dock)
Rumex obtusifolius (broad-leaved dock)
Rumex verticillatus (water dock)?
Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet) 8/13/98 9/02/01
Solanum carolinense (horsenettle)
Solanum nigrum (black nightshade) 9/02/01
Solidago canadensis var. scabra (Canada goldenrod)
Solidago juncea (early goldenrod) 9/02/01
Solidago rugosa ssp. r. var. rugosa (rough goldenrod)
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) 4/30/00 9/02/01
Teucrium americanum (American germander) 8/13/98
Thalictrum pubescens (tall meadowrue)
Trichostema dichotomum (bluecurls) 9/02/01
Trifolium repens (white clover)  7/22/2006
Verbascum blattaria (moth mullein)  7/22/2006 9/02/01
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein) 9/02/01
Verbena urticifolia (white vervain) 8/13/98

Rushes:
Juncus effusus (soft rush)
Juncus tenuis var. tenuis (path rush)

Sedges:
Carex stricta (tussock sedge)
Cyperus lupulinus (slender flatsedge)
Cyperus strigosus (umbrella flatsedge)
Scirpus cyperinus (woolly grass bulrush)

Grasses:
Agrostis gigantea (redtop grass)
Agrostis perennans var. ... (autumn bentgrass)
Cenchrus longispinus (common sandbur)
Cinna arundinacea (common woodreed grass)
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Digitaria sanguinalis (hairy crabgrass)
Eleusine indica (goosegrass)
Elymus sp. (wild rye grass)
Elytrigia repens (quack grass)
Eragrostis spectabilis (purple lovegrass)
Eragrostis pectinacea var. pectinacea (Carolina lovegrass)
Leersia virginica (whitegrass)
Muhlenbergia schreberi (nimblewill muhly grass)
Panicum clandestinum (deertongue)
Panicum virgatum (switch grass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)
Poa annua (annual bluegrass) 4/30/00
Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)
Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem grass)
Setaria viridis var. viridis (green foxtail grass)
Tridens flavus var. flavus (purpletop grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)