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Passaic County Parks has revised all Park Fees as per Resolution Res-pg:1,44-1 effective January 1, 2016 please refer to the permit instructions link before proceeding with any permit applications.

Passaic County has thousands of acres of parkland located throughout our county which offers visitors a wide range of athletic and recreational venues to enjoy. Please visit our county parks photo gallery.

Apshawa Preserve, West Milford, NJ
Apshawa Preserve is a 576-acre park with a 43-acre reservoir and miles of hiking trails, including a 68-acre tract owned by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, as well as a 7-acre parcel containing the parking lot, kiosk, and trail heads.
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Dey Mansion
The Dey Mansion, a superb example of Georgian architecture, achieved national recognition as General George Washington’s revolutionary war headquarters in the Preakness Valley and is considered to be the “Jewel of the Passaic County Park’s Department".

Friendship Park, Bloomingdale, NJ
Friendship Park is an approximately 45-acre park with hiking trails in natural woodland setting. A small parking lot is located adjacent to the park.
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Garret Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park, 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, and the Equestrian Center are also located in Garret Mountain Reservation.
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Equestrian Center
The Garret Mountain Equestrian Center is located in Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park. The county-owned and privately operated facility offers a wealth of equestrian programs, instruction, and services.

Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne, NJ
Goffle Brook Park is a 103-acre park is adjacent to the Goffle Brook. It contains a pond, athletic fields, a playground, and a contained dog park.
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Golf Course, Wayne, NJ
The golf course, situated in Preakness Valley Park next to the historic Dey Mansion, is comprised of two eighteen-hole courses, practice greens, and a shag field. The golf course, open from dawn to dusk, is a year round facility and only closes on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Lambert Castle
Constructed in 1892 as the home and showplace of silk manufacturer Catholina Lambert, the 53-acre estate originally included the mansion, gatehouse, carriage-green house complex, and formal Italianate gardens.
Pompton Aquatic Park, Pompton Lakes 
Pompton Aquatic Park in Pompton Lakes is a wildlife sanctuary perfect for birdwatching and fishing, adjacent to the Pompton River, with hiking and river trails.
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Pompton Aquatic Park, Wayne
Pompton Aquatic Park in Wayne Township is a historic park along the historic Morris Canal Pompton Feeder, adjacent to the Passaic County Farm and Ramapo River, with hiking and biking trails.
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Rifle Camp Park, Woodland Park, NJ

Rifle Camp Park has a wide variety of recreational activities, an amphitheater for concerts and events, the John Crowley Nature Center and Astronomical Observatory.
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John J. Crowley Nature Center & Observatory
The Nature Center & Observatory at Rifle Camp Park offers many programs and activities for all ages and interests.

Highlands Preserve, West Milford, NJ
Highlands Preserve is a mostly underdeveloped forest with multiple hiking trails. The Park also has four ball fields that you can apply for a permit to use. The hiking trails are in the A. Abram S. Hewitt State Forest.
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Tranquility Ridge Park, Ringwood & 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.
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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.
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Contact Us
Darryl Sparta
Director of Parks

Phone: 973-881-4832 

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