Andreas Park
River Road, Teaneck, Bergen County, NJ


Route 4 heading west from the George Washington Bridge. Get off at River Road.  Take River Road north; park along Grenville Avenue on the right. 


1662  --  David Ackerman arrived from Holland. 

c. 1734-1787  --  Old River House built.   Ackerman family homestead and farm for over 200 years.  Known for their sweet peaches and fancy melons. 

c. 1790  --  Devoe-Andreas homestead.

1890-1951  --  Andreas family residence when Frederick Andreas donated the land to become the Maria W. Andreas Memorial Park in honor of his mother.  Frederick served on the Township Council  

c. 1900  --  River Road, formerly an Indian trail, was still dirt as of this time.  Frederick Andreas recalled riding horseback from here to the Dyckman Street ferry on the Hudson River without leaving the trails on the property of William Walter Phelps. 


7/29/2006.   My wife Rosemary took pictures and I tagged along.  There are tennis courts here.  The trail heads south past Indian Pond.  There is an entrance opposite Camperdown Avenue.  Trails heads over to a large soccer field that belong to Fairleigh Dickinson University.  There is a lot of porcelain berry.  Took a picture of the Route 4 bridge.  Go under Route 4.  Fairleigh Dickinson University campus.   Patrick L. Cooney

Patrick L. Cooney, Ph. D.;  * = plant blooming on date of the field trip, 7/29/2006.

Acer negundo (box elder maple)
Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven)
Catalpa sp. (catalpa)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Gleditsia triacanthos (honey locust)
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Populus deltoides (cottonwood)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)
Salix alba var. (weeping willow)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)
Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)
Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Baccharis halimifolia (groundsel bush)
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Iva frutescens (marsh elder)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Philadelphus sp. (mock orange)
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal)
Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Sambucus canadensis (common elderberry)
Viburnum dentatum (smooth arrowwood viburnum)
Viburnum plicatum (double-file viburnum)

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (porcelain berry)
Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)  *
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Hedera helix (English ivy)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Vinca minor (periwinkle)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)
Apocynum sp. (dogbane)
Arctium sp. (burdock)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's nightshade)
Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)  *
Coronilla varia (crown vetch)  *
Commelina communis (Asiatic day flower)  *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)  *
Duchesnea indica (Indian strawberry) 
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot)
Geum canadense (white avens)  *
Hemerocallis fulva (tawny day lily)
Hibiscus moscheutos (swamp rose mallow)  *
Impatiens sp. (jewelweed)
Iris sp. (iris)
Leonurus cardiaca (motherwort)  *
Lobelia inflata (Indian tobacco)  *
Lotus corniculatus (birdfoot trefoil)  *
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)  *
Medicago lupulina (black medick) 
Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)  *
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel)  *
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)  *
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)
Plantago major (common plantain)
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)  *
Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil)  *
Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)  *
Rumex obtusifolius (broad dock)
Smilacina racemosa (false Solomon's seal)
Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)  *
Trifolium pratense (red clover)  *
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)  *
Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)  *

Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Cyperus sp. (nut or umbrella sedge)

Digitaria sp. (crab grass)
Eleusine indica (zipper grass)

Ferns and fern allies:
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)