Leonard Park Demonstration Rain Garden

Valley Road
NJ 07005

Leonard Park Demonstration Rain Garden

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The Leonard Park rain garden was installed as part of the Rockaway Valley Garden Club's goal of "going green" in 2008. The project was initiated as a follow-up to a Spring 2008 presentation conducted by Dr. Christopher Obropta on rain gardens.

Type of Runoff Managed:

This rain garden manages stormwater from the Leonard Park parking lot and a portion of the adjacent road.


Approximately ten Rockaway Valley Garden Club members were present for the installation of the rain garden in June 2008 which was approved by the Boonton Township Committee. J.S.L. Greentree, a professional Landscape Architect, donated her time and expertise in selecting the proper native plants for the rain garden. Boonton Township provided in-kind support to assist with the rain garden installation. The native plants were donated by Ingrid Witty, Rockaway Valley Garden Club President, and J.S.L. Greentree, a professional Landscape Architect. The mulch was donated by Rich Skyler of Red Hawk Tree Service. The fence was donated by Ingrid Helen Witty.

Plant List:

Big Bluestem
Blue Flag Iris
Blue Lobelia
Bur Sedge
Cardinal Flower
Cinnamon Fern
Culver's Root
Cutleaf Coneflower
Forget Me Not
Joe Pye Weed
Shrub Dogwood
Swamp Milkweed
Swamp Rose
Soft Rush
Winterberry Holly


The rain garden is maintained by the Rockaway Valley Garden Club.


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