Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
Lion's Lake Park


    Lion's Lake Park
    101 Dutchtown Road, Voorhees, Camden County, New Jersey 08043

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Installation Plant Layout Maintenance Photographs


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    Site Contact(s):
    Mike Haberland,
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden and Burlington Counties

    The Lion's Lake Park rain garden was installed to beautify the site and to intercept,         treat, and infiltrate stormwater runoff from a portion of the parking lot.  This rain             garden was installed as a demonstration for visitors and to solve the standing water     that accumulated in the parking lot after rain events.  

    This rain garden is part of  the 
Cooper River watershed. The Cooper River watershed     is characterized by extensive residential and commercial development and as a result     its streams are severely impacted by increased stormwater runoff. To address the         water quality issues associated with increased stormwater runoff, demonstration         projects like these rain garden is essential.

    Type of Runoff Managed:

    This rain garden manages stormwater runoff from a portion of the parking lot.


    The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program staff, Rutgers
    Cooperative Extension of Camden County, Camden County Soil Conservation                 District, and approximately ten New Jersey Watershed Stewards were present for
    the installation of the rain garden in August 2010, which was approved by Voorhees     Township.  Staff from Voorhees Township Public Works Department and DiMeglio              Construction assisted with the labor of installing the rain garden.  A backhoe was         used to remove a portion of the native soil.  The native plants that were installed in         the rain gardens were purchased from Pinelands Nursery & Supply. These rain                 gardens were funded by a 319(h) grant from the New Jersey Department of                     Environmental Protection.

    Plant Layout:

    Rain Garden Map 

    Plant List:
        Blue Flag Iris
        Cardinal Flower
        False Sunflower
New England Aster
        Redosier Dogwood
        Seaside Goldenrod
        Swamp Azalea
Swamp Milkweed
        Wild Bergamot
    Click here to download Adobe Reader to view the rain garden map and the plant list
    fact sheets.

    This rain garden is maintained by the Voorhees Township Public Works Department.


   Click here for photographs of the Lion's Lake Park rain garden.