Due to the current heatwave Bergen County is experiencing, The Lakes at Darlington County Park have opened for daily operation ahead of schedule. Effective immediately, The Lakes are open for swimming 10am-6pm, daily.
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J.A. McFaul Environmental Center

The James A. McFaul Environmental Center is dedicated to providing a space where Bergen County residents can learn about and experience the natural environment. The Bergen County Parks Department took what used to be a 81-acre pig farm and created a wildlife sanctuary with nature trails, gardens, and educational science exhibits.

James A. McFaul Environmental Center
150 Crescent Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481


Park hours:
(hours change with the seasons)
Weekdays: 8am-6:45pm
Weekends and Holidays: 8:30am-6:45pm

Museum hours:
Weekdays: 8:30am-4:45pm
Weekends: 10:00am-4:45pm
Holidays: CLOSED

Sign up for 2024 Summer Workshops!

Learn about native flora, fauna, and environment with interactive activities, live animals, and fun crafts!

Required: Reservation form, medical release form, and a code word for each child.
Reservations are accepted in-person only.
Payment by cash or check is due at time of sign-up.


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Contact Us

James A. McFaul Environmental Center

150 Crescent Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Phone: 201-891-5571


 Bergen County Department of Parks

One Bergen County Plaza  • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7275