Village on the Green Park
Sabrina Drive, Ewing Township, Mercer County, New Jersey
17 acres


New Jersey Turnpike south to exit 7A (around highway mileage marker 60) for US 195 west;  drive 6.5 miles and get off at exit 60B; drive 7 miles to get on US 95 (around the vicinity of exit 67); drive 4.7 miles and get off at Exit 4.  Turn left onto Route 31; drive 0.3 of a mile and turn right onto Rockleigh Drive;  make a quick left onto Woodfern Drive; drive 0.1 of a mile and turn right onto Sabrina Drive. Park along the road. 


playground Equipment and picnic area.


5/10/2005.  This park is 4/5s lawn.  About 1/5 of it is a piece of linear woods.  There are only some parts of very rough informal trails in the area.  Maybe one reason there are so few paths is the predominance of poison ivy in the woods.  It seems to be all over the place.  It also takes the bush form along the wood's edge.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

* = blooming on date of field trip, 5/10/2005

Acer negundo (box elder maple)
Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)
Betula populifolia (gray birch)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)  *
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Nyssa sylvatica (tupelo)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)
Prunus avium (sweet cherry)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus spp. (apple) *
Quercus velutina (black oak)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood) 
Ilex sp. (holly)
Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Sambucus canadensis (common elderberry)
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood)  hairy  
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum)  *

Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) *
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Apocynum sp. (dogbane)
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Claytonia virginica (spring beauty)   *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)
Duchesnea indica (Indian strawberry)  *
Geum canadense (white avens)
Glechoma hederacea (gill-over-the-ground) *
Hieracium sp. (hawkweed)
Impatiens sp. (jewelweed)
Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil) 
Ranunculus bulbosus (bulbous buttercup) *
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion)  *
Veronica serpyllifolia (thyme-leaved speedwell)  * 
Viola sororia (common blue violet) *

Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernal grass) 
Phleum pratense (Timothy grass)

Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)