FDR Historic Site Dry Swale
These dry swales are examples of green infrastructure at a national park. The dry swales are used to contain parking lot runoff and to model natural hydraulic conditions.
- Site Address: Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site, 4097 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park, NY 12538
- Town: Hyde Park
- County: Dutchess
- Land Use of Site: Parking Island
- Can Site be visited?: Yes
- Location on Site: Parking islands between rows of cars in back parking lot.
Practice Information Details
- Intent of Design: Treat and detain stormwater runoff utilizing grass swales. Provides biofiltration and reduction of flow velocities.
- Stormwater Management Capacity: Unknown
- Year of Installation: Undisclosed
- Plant Material Used: Grasses Trees
- Annual Operational and Maintenance: Mowing
- Required Zoning Change or Special Permit: None
Design Construction and Maintenance Information
- Designed by: Andropogon Associates
- Cost of Design: Undisclosed
- Installed by: Real Life Construction
- Maintained by: National Park Service
Contact for Additional site information:
National Park Service