Fairway Oaks Park, located off of Paramus Road in Paramus, NJ was a pleasant surprise the day I discovered it. I explored it on bike during a trip to nearby Saddle River Park. Fairway Oaks Park, located to the west of the Fairway Oaks housing development contains a playground, Flowering Dogwood Grove and a walking path around a detention basin.
The grasses and wildflowers of a detention basin serve a two fold purpose. They help to soak up urban runoff and provide a home for birds and small mammals such as groundhogs, chipmunks, squirrels and rabbits. Urban runoff is held in the detention basin and released in a regulated fashion into drainage systems. The grass and wildflowers of a detention basin are cut annually to help ensure next year’s growth. While exploring the path around the detention basin I saw quite a few groundhogs, rabbits and many birds of different species.
The Borough of Paramus Shade Tree & Parks Commission provided educational signage regarding aspects of the natural environment that is found in Fairway Oaks Park.
The park is a pleasant and educational experience for residents of the Fairway Oaks development, Paramus and nearby communities to enjoy.
Click below to see a list of plants found in Fairway Oaks Park:
The park is located off of Paramus Road in Paramus NJ near the Fairway Oaks housing development.