Friendship Park
Glenwild Avenue, Bloomingdale, Bergen County, NJ
8.45 acres


Tappan Zee Bridge west on US 87; get off at exit 15 for US 287 south; get off at exit 53 for Bloomingdale (Riverdale Avenue); turn left onto Riverdale Avenue); go through the town and bear right with the turns of the road; turn right and head up Glenwild Avenue. Within 0.2 of a mile is the parking area for Friendship Park on the right.


There is a trail going left and right around a hill. (They probably join together, but don't quote me since I did not have time to walk the distance, which in all likelihood is not too far.)

There is a swamp here and a small creek.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
May 8, 2003; * = plants found in bloom

Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Amelanchier sp. (shadbush)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus sp. (Ash)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Picea sp. (Planted)
Pinus strobus (white pine) planted
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus malus (apple)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus prinus (chestnut oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Quercus velutina (black oak)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry) *
Chimaphila maculata (striped wintergreen)
Clethra alnifolia (sweet pepper bush)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Ligustrum sp. (Privet)
Rhododendron periclymenoides (pink azalea)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Viburnum acerifolium (maple leaf viburnum)
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum)

Hedera helix (English ivy)
Smilax sp. (greenbrier)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) *
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack in the pulpit)
Aster spp. (Aster)
Galium sp. (bedstraw)
Hemerocallis fulva (tawny day lily)
Impatiens capensis (jewelweed)
Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)
Polygonatum pubescens (hairy Solomon's seal)
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Potentilla sp. (cinquefoil)
Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved crowfoot) *
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) *
Viola sororia (common blue violet) *

Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge) *
Carex stricta (tussock sedge)

Poa annua (annual blue grass) *

Dennstaedtia punctilobula (hay-scented fern)