Village Park
Yager Road, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey


NJ Turnpike south to exit 7A for US 195 west; US 195 west to the exit for US 295 north; US 295 will give way to US 95; get off at Exit 7 for US 206 north; turn left just after the Saint Lawrence Rehabilitation Center onto Route 546 (Lawrenceville-Princeton Road); turn right onto Keefe Street; turn right onto Yager Drive; drive 0.2 of a mile and turn left into the park entrance.

There is another parking entrance off Gordon Avenue (near cross-street Society Way). 


tennis courts, basketball court, soccer fields, baseball fields, picnicking, dog run, asphalt walking path around the park


There are some woods areas to the park, but there are no paths heading into those woods.  The asphalt walking path is fairly extensive in a well-maintained suburban park.  There were quite a few dog walkers making use of the path, as well as regular walkers.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

* = blooming on date of field trip, 5/05/2005

Acer negundo (box elder maple)
Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Betula nigra (river birch)  planted
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)
Cercis canadensis (red bud)  *  planted
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Picea pungens var. glauca (Colorado blue spruce)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus spp. (apple) *
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)
Salix sp. (willow)
Ulmus sp. (elm) 

Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)  *
Forsythia sp. (golden bells)  *
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)  lots
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum) 

Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy))
Vitis sp. (grape)

Agrimonia sp. (agrimony)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) *
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Apocynum sp. (Indian hemp)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress)  *
Callitriche sp. (water starwort)  huge clumps of it
Cardamine parviflora (dry-land bittercress)  *
Cerastium vulgatum (mouse-ear chickweed)  *
Claytonia virginica (spring beauty)   *
Fragaria virginiana (wild strawberry)    *
Galium aparine (cleavers)
Geum canadense (white avens)
Hieracium sp. (hawkweed)
Impatiens sp. (jewelweed)
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)
Plantago major (common plantain)
Podophyllum peltatum (may apple)  *
Potentilla canadensis (dwarf cinquefoil)  *
Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil) 
Ranunculus repens (creeping buttercup) 
Rumex acetosella (sheep sorrel)
Rumex crispus (curled dock)
Stellaria media (common chickweed)  *
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion)  *
Trifolium pratense (red clover) 
Veronica serpyllifolia (thyme-leaved speedwell)  * 
Viola sororia (common blue violet) *

Juncus effusus (soft rush)

Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernal grass) 
Poa annua (annual bluegrass)  *

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)