Washington Park in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Project Description

At this site, a bioretention system and tiered bioswale system were installed into existing lawns within Washington Park. The biorentention system will intercept, treat, and filter stormwater runoff from the play area and skate park on site. In total 37 parking spaces, including two handicapped spaces, in the parking lot were replaced with porous asphalt that will capture and infiltrate stormwater runoff. The project was installed in 2017 with funding from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 319(h) grant by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program and the City of Perth Amboy. Volunteers installed the plants.

Project Details

500 Raritan Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ

Implementation Project Cost:

Drainage Area (7ft):


Bioretention System (Rain Garden), Bioswale, Pervious Asphalt

Annual Stormwater Capture:
estimated 1,004,500 gallons

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On 12/3/18, NJDEP announced it is proposing significant changes to the state’s stormwater management rules (NJAC 7:8), which will replace the current requirement that major developments incorporate non-structural stormwater management strategies to the “maximum extent practicable” to meet stormwater management standards for water quality, recharge and volume control, with a requirement that green infrastructure must be utilized to meet these standards.

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