Cephas B. Rogers Park
Danbury, Fairfield County, CT


Saw Mill River Parkway north to its end (at highway mileage marker 29); pick up US 684 heading north;  take the exit for US 84 (about a 10 miles drive); get off at exit 5; get onto Main Street heading south (I didn't come this way, so I'm not sure exactly how to do this); drive about 1.2 miles into Rogers Park (located on both sides of Memorial Drive).  Park by the ponds on the right. 


The outflow from the pond enters the Still River near Shelter Rock Road via Simpaug Brook. 


baseball fields, tennis courts, soccer fields

The Danbury Open Tennis Tournament is held here.


Welcome to the Ives Trail at Rogers Park Pond.  One can make a figure 8 walk (with the help of the bridge) around the pond. 

The top priority is to create the Ives Trail  (previously recommended in the City’s newly adopted Plan of Conservation and Development) by linking Tarrywile Park with Wooster Mountain State Park and the Pierpoint Park in Ridgefield on the west and Rogers Park Pond and Old Quarry Nature Center on the east.

6/09/2005.  On a hot, muggy day, dog Sonar and I toured the pond area.   They have done a lot of plant restoration work here.  It is a short walk around the pond area, but there are quite a few plant species to see.  And you can add the Old Quarry Nature Center (just half a block down the street) to lengthen your hike/walk.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

*= plant blooming on date of field trip, 6/09/2005

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Amelanchier sp. (shadbush)  planted
Cercis canadensis (red bud)  planted
Crataegus sp. (hawthorn)  planted probably
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Pinus strobus (white pine) planted
Populus deltoides (cottonwood)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Prunus sp. (cherry)
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)  *waning
Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Clethra alnifolia (sweet pepperbush)
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)
Ilex verticillata (winterberry holly))
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)  *
Salix discolor (pussy willow)
Salix sp. (willow)
Viburnum opulus (highbush cranberry viburnum)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed) 
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet) 
Cuscuta sp. (dodder)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper) 
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Arctium sp. (burdock)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Cichorium intybus (chicory)
Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane)   *
Galium mollugo (wild madder)   *
Glechoma hederacea (gill over the ground)  *
Impatiens sp. (jewelweed)
Iris versicolor (blueflag)  *  blooming in the meadow at the next-door farm
Lemna sp. (duckweed)
Lotus corniculatus (birdfoot trefoil)   *
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife) 
Medicago lupulina (black medick)
Melilotus sp. (sweet clover)
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)   *
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal)   *
Ranunculus acris (tall buttercup)   *
Rorippa sylvestris (creeping yellowcress)   *
Rumex crispus (crisped-leaved dock)
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion)  *
Tradescantia sp. (spiderwort)   *  planted
Trifolium pratense (red clover)   *
Trifolium repens (white clover)   *
Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Juncus effusus (soft rush)
Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Carex crinita (fringed sedge)
Carex lurida (sallow sedge)
Carex vulpinoidea (fox sedge)
Eleocharis sp. (spikerush)

Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Elytrigia repens (quack grass)
Lolium perenne (perennial rye grass)
Phleum pratense (Timothy grass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)


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