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BC Parks

Totaling nearly 9,000 acres, Bergen County boasts an exceptional park system where residents can:
  • Camp overnight
  • Cycle
  • Golf
  • Jog
  • Picnic
  • Play softball and tennis
  • Skate
  • Ski
  • Swim
  • Take a guided nature hike
  • Tour a zoo
  • Visit a Revolutionary War battle site
  • And much more

The Bergen County Park System features: Overpeck
  • A nationally accredited zoo
  • Five golf courses
  • Twenty-one parks
  • Two horseback riding areas
  • An environmental center
  • Nine historic sites

In addition, there are many passive areas for those seeking solitude.

Hours & Rates
Information about hours, rates, directions, and permits may be obtained from the Bergen County Department of Parks by calling 201-336-PARK (7275).

Most parks open at 7:30 a.m., and close a half hour after sunset. Exceptions are made for lighted sporting areas, ice skating areas, overnight camping (permit requried), for the Environmental Center Exhibit Hall, and for the Bergen County Zoological Park.

There are exceptions for these fee facilities:
  • Campgaw Mountain Ski Center, Darlington Park during the swim season: opens at 10:00 a.m.
  • Bergen Equestrian Center and Saddle Ridge horseback riding facilities
  • The Van Saun Park Railroad
  • Millennium Carousel
  • Pony ridesDarlington
  • Five golf courses:
    • Darlington
    • Overpeck
    • Rockleigh
    • Orchard Hills
    • Valley Brook

Smoking is prohibited at any playground, ball field, zoo, and any area where children congregate.

Ronald Kistner

One Bergen County Plaza
Fourth Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Ph: 201-336-7275