The park is named for Scotto Nash, a lushly bearded horticulturalist who created an aquatic garden and raised deep-pink, long-stemmed, 50-petal roses at the site in the late 19th century, when the area was part of Acquackanonk Township.
Source: NorthJersey:Passaic News

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