Ellsworth Park
Brewster Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
6 acres

Located on Cedar Creek. 


US 95 north to exit 24; you get into a traffic circle; I think it was the second right off the circle onto Black Rock Turnpike; head over the bridge spanning Ash Creek; once passing into Bridgeport the name of the street is Brewster Street;  follow Brewster Street to the park on the left; park on the street by the park just before the intersection with Bywater Lane.


two baseball fields (Black Rock Little League), tennis courts, playground


11/26/2005.  No trails.  This is a small park with along the street parking.  The park is fenced off from the salt marsh behind it.  We walked around the place noting down a few of the plants we could identify this late in the season.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney, Sarah-David Rosenbaum 11/26/2005

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple))
Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)

Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Syringa vulgaris (common lilac)

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (porcelainberry)
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)
Hedera helix (English ivy)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Arctium sp. (burdock)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Aster spp. (aster)
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)
Lepidium virginicum (poor man's pepper)
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel)
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)
Plantago major (common plantain)
Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion)    
Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Eleusine indica (zipper grass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)
Spartina alterniflora (salt marsh cord grass)

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