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Parks and Recreation

Passaic County Parks Department
311 Pennsylvania Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07503
(973) 881-4832

Passaic County is situated in the upper northeastern portion of New Jersey and offers visitors a wide variety of recreational activities. It has city, suburban and rural areas as well as thousands of acres of parkland.

Rifle Camp Park
West Paterson, NJ
Rifle Camp Park ahs a wide variety of recreational activities, an amphitheater for concerts and events, the John Crowley Nature Center and Astronomical Observatory.

Goffle Brook Park
Hawthorne, NJ
Goffle Brook Park is a 103-acre park is adjacent to the Goffle Brook. It contains a pond, stocked with trout, athletic fields, a playground, and a contained dog park.

Weasel Brook Park
Clifton, NJ
Weasel Brook Park is a neighborhood park with a brook, two softball fields and basketball courts and playgrounds and regulation Horseshoe Pits.

Friendship Park
Bloomingdale, NJ
Friendship Park is an 8-acre park with hiking trails in natural woodland setting. A small parking lot is located adjacent to the park.

Tranquility Ridge
Ringwood and West Milford, NJ
Tranquility Ridge is a 2,110-acre woodland that was originally part of the Sterling Forest tract . Hikers enjoy the getting back to nature and a deep forest.

SanCap Park
West Milford, NJ
SanCap Park is mostly undeveloped except for a small portion that contains athletic fields. Hiking trails are in the A. Abram S. Hewitt State Forest.

Apshawa Preserve
West Milford, NJ
Apshawa Preserve is a 512-acre park with a 43-acre reservoir and miles of hiking trails. Next to tne park is a 68-acre tract owned by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation.

Garret Mountain Reservation
West Paterson, NJ
Garret Mountain Reservation is a 568-acre recreational area, situated more than 500 feet above sea level. It has views of northern New Jersey and the New York City skyline.

Lambert Castle and its Observation Tower are also located in Garret Mountain Reservation.

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  This Passaic County website page is for Recreation, Parks, Outdoors, Lakes, Nature, Preserves, Fishing, Boating, Beaches, Swimming, Amusement, Family, Kids, Children, Wildlife, Refuges, Visitors, Weekends, Hiking, Bike Paths, Landmarks, Tourists, Guides and Regional Parks that are local and rated best in Passaic County, Bloomingdale, Clifton, Haledon, Haskell, Hawthorne, Hewitt, Little Falls, Newfoundland, North Haledon, Oak Ridge, Passaic, Paterson, Pompton Lakes, Ringwood, Totowa, Wanaque, Wayne, West Milford and West Paterson. Places of interest in Passaic County include Van Riper-Hopper Museum, Dey Mansion, Lambert Castle, Montclair State University, William Paterson University of New Jersey, American Labor Museum, Botto House, Great Falls, Wayne Towne Center, Preakness Valley, Paterson Museum, Pines Lake, Garret Mountain, Rifle Camp, Pompton Lakes, Ringwood Manor, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Campgaw Mountain, Skylands Manor and NJ State Botanical Gardens.

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