Canal Green
Kings Highway North and Canal Street, Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut

Medium Open Green Area; canal that flows into the Saugatuck River


Merritt Parkway north to exit 41; turn right onto Sunny Lane; turn left onto Wilton Road; at North Kings Highway turn left and cross the bridge over the Saugatuck River; the park is almost immediately on the right at the southeast corner of the intersection of Kings Highway and Canal Street (across from Canal Park Housing Authority).   Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Canal Green created by Garden Department, Westport Woman’s Club.

Dedicated to Jacquelin Heneage, first selectman 1973-1981. Her administration secured Canal Park housing and supported beautification projects.

Eloise A. Ray landscape architect.

Placed June 24, 1985.


Picnic tables, benches, gardens, birdhouses/ bird sculptures.


11/07/2005.  Just a quick stop.  The park is very small with a canal separating the green lawn from the Phragmites.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = plant blooming on date of field trip, 11/07/2005

Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Crataegus sp. (Hawthorn)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Pyrus calleryana (callery pear)
Pyrus sp. (crab apple)
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)
Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Baccharis halimifolia (groundsel shrub)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Iva frutescens (marsh elder)
Ligustrum sp. (privet) hedge)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rosa sp. (rose) winged victory stipules, stout, curved thorns

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Aster cordifolius (heart-leaved aster) *
Atriplex patula (orach)
Chenopodium ambrosioides (Mexican tea)
Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace)
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)
Rumex sp. (dock)
Solidago spp. (goldenrod)
Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)

Panicum virgatum (switch grass) )
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)









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