Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
Clawson Memorial Park


    Clawson Memorial Park
    Marion F Clawson Memorial Park, Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey 08551

Google (TM) Map Site Contact(s) History Runoff Managed
Installation Plant Layout Maintenance Photographs


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    Site Contact(s):
    Anthony Robbi,
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County


    Clawson Memorial Park rain garden was installed as part of the
    Management in Your Backyard program that targeted the Master Gardeners of
    Hunterdon County.

    Type of Runoff Managed:

   This rain garden collects stormwater runoff from the park's walking path and lawn,    
   with an area of 600 square feet.  With an area of 120 square feet, this rain garden will
   be able to handle storms up to 1.25 inches. For storms greater than 1.25 inches,  
    overflow from the rain garden will be routed to the surrounded grassed area.


    Approximately twenty people were present for the installation of the Clawson Park
    rain garden installation in October 2009, among them Master Gardeners of Hunterdon
    County and Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program staff
    members.  The rain garden was designed to be 12 feet by 10 feet and capable of
    infiltrating water from storms up to 1.25 inches. Sand and top soil were added to the
    soil during the rain garden installation.  The native plants that were installed were
    donated by Pinelands Nursery & Supply

    Plant Layout:

    Rain Garden Map  Coming Soon!

    Plant List:  

        Black Eyed Susan
        Blue Flag Iris
        Blue Mistflower
        Blue Lobelia
        Blue Vervain
        Cardinal Flower
        Inkberry Holly
        Purple Coneflower
        Red-Twig Dogwood

    Click here to download Adobe Reader to view the rain garden map and the plant list
    fact sheets.

    The rain garden is maintained by the Master Gardeners of Hunterdon County.


    Click here for photographs of the Clawson Memorial Park rain garden.