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FDR Historic Site Dry Swale


Dry swale at the home of FDR

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 Location

  • 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
Andropogon Associates