Oscar E. Olsen Park

Bogota, Bergen County, NJ


South of William C. Ryan Jr. Memorial Bridge on the east side of the Hackensack River.  Foschini Park is on the other side of the Hackensack River.   The submarine museum is on the Hackensack River just south of Olsen Park. 


West over the George Washington Bridge; Route 4 west; get off at the exit for River Road just before the bridge over the Hackensack River.  You have to head south on River Road.  At the junction with West Main Street on the left, turn right.  On the left is an entrance for the park.    


basketball, playground, 2 ball fields on other side of the road


Patrick L. Cooney, Ph. D.;  * = plant blooming on date of field trip, 8/05/2006

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven)
Catalpa sp. (catalpa)

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (porcelain berry)
Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)  *
Humulus japonicus (Japanese hops)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Amaranthus cannabinus (salt water hemp)
Chenopodium album (pigweed)
Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle) *
Euphorbia maculata (spotted spurge)
Lotus corniculatus (birdfoot trefoil)  *
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)  *
Malva moscheutos (swamp rose mallow)  *
Nepeta cataria (catnip) 
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)  *
Polygonum sp. (knotweed)  *
Rumex crispus (curled dock)

Digitaria sp. (crab grass)
Setaria faberi (nodding foxtail grass)