OLD TROY PARK
Reynolds Avenue, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, Morris County
(201) 326-7600
100 acres


Directions:

US 80 west; Exit 47 for Rt. 46; left turn on South Beverwyck Road; drive 1.1 miles and turn right onto Reynolds Avenue; drive .7 of a mile and turn left into the park entrance.


Facilities and Activities:

Ballfield, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, picnic area, playground, restroom, riding.


Habitats:

Six-acre lake; beech and flowering dogwood forest .


Trails:

There is a short circular trail, red blazed. The yellow trail goes directly through the center of the red-blazed circular trail for a longer, but still short walk.

There are some big hills here perfect for bikers to run up and down (even though at one point it crosses a patch of wonderful wildflower -- cut-leaved toothwort).


PLANT LIST:
Dr. Patrick L. Cooney


Trees:
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Betula populifolia (gray birch)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood) 4/27/00
Crataegus sp. (hawthorn)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech) lots and lots
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Populus deltoides (cottonwood)
Populus grandidentata (big tooth aspen)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus palustris (pin oak) 4/27/00
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Quercus velutina (black oak)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras) 4/27/00
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)

Shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry) 4/27/00
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Cornus racemosa (gray stem dogwood)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Viburnum acerifolium (maple-leaf viburnum)
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum) 4/27/00

Vines:
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Vitis sp. (grape vine)

Herbs:
Achillea millefolium (yarrow)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) 4/27/00
Allium vineale (field garlic )
Anemone quinquefolia (wood anemone)
Anemonella thalictroides (rue anemone) 4/27/00
Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)
Aster divaricatus (white wood aster)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress) 4/27/00
Cardamine concatenata (cut-leaved toothwort) 4/27/00
Cirsium sp. (thistle)
Claytonia virginica (spring beauty) 4/27/00
Epifagus virginiana (beech drops)
Galium sp. (bedstraw)
Geum sp. (avens)
Impatiens capensis (jewelweed)
Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)
Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)
Nymphaea sp. (spatterdock type)
Podophyllum peltatum (mayapple)
Polygonum virginianum (Virginia knotweed)
Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaf crowfoot) 4/27/00
Rumex obtusifolius (broad-leaved dock)
Stellaria media (common chickweed) 4/27/00
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) 4/27/00
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)
Viola sororia (common blue violet) 4/27/00

Rushes and Sedges:
Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge) 4/27/00
Carex stricta (tussock sedge) 4/27/00

Grasses:
Poa annua (annual bluegrass) 4/27/00