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Ashford Park Rain Gardens


Model rain garden at Ashford Park in Westchester CountyThis rain garden is an example of green infrastructure in a village park. It is situated on a hillside near the entrance to Ashford Park. Although it is small, it functions to retain runoff and concomitant sediment during rainstorms. Since its installation, the sidewalk, located downhill and to the east of the rain garden, has had far less mud covering it following storms.

Site Location

  • Site Address: Ashford Park 638 Ashford Ave. Ardsley, NY 10502
  • Town: Greenburgh
  • County: Westchester
  • Land Use of Site: Park/Recreation
  • Can Site be visited?: Yes
  • Location on Site: Rain garden is on the entrance road to the park on the right as you turn in and travel south on McCormack Drive.

Practice Information Details

  • Intent of Design: Treat a small volume of runoff while being situated in a highly visible location.
  • Stormwater Management Capacity: Rain garden is 12ft long by 8ft wide by 8 in. deep. the Capacity is approximately 479 gallons
  • Year of Installation: Unknown
  • Plant Material Used: Flowering perennial plants, Annuals planted to add color.
  • Annual Operational and Maintenance: $480 per year
  • Required Zoning Change or Special Permit: None

Design Construction and Maintenance Information

  • Designed by: Taken from "Rain Gardens" (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, DNR Publication, PUB-WT-776, 2003.)
  • Cost of Design: Planting: $251 Permanent Signage: $150
  • Installed by: Village of Ardsley Stormwater Management Assistant and Cub Scout Pack #3.
  • Maintained by: Village of Ardsley Highway Department and Stormwater Management Assistant

Contact for Additional Site Information:

  • Site Owner
    The Village of Ardsley
  • Design Firm
    Village of Ardsley Stormwater Management
    L. J. Kuhn
    (914) 693-1550