Bergen County Rowing Center

PROJECT STATUS

Planning
Design
Construction
Completed

PROJECT SUMMARY

This state-of-the-art two-story 14,285 sq. ft multi-purpose rowing center will replace an existing one-story 2,600 sq. ft. structure used as a makeshift boat storage facility. The construction of the rowing center will satisfy growing demand for public access to Bergen County waterfronts and rowing activities with more efficient and increased boat storage, as well as improved instructional and meeting spaces. It will provide access to rowing for both novice and advanced users, create opportunities for youth activities that promote teamwork, health, and bonding, and bring more opportunities for the public to enjoy Bergen County’s Riverside County Park and the Passaic River.

Project Information

Budget: $7 million

Sponsoring Division: Land Management

Location: Riverside County Park-South,
                   North Arlington, NJ 07031

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The non-profit organization Passaic River Rowing Association (PRRA) has partnered with the Bergen County Parks Department since 2003. Since then, boats have been stored in a makeshift structure known as the "Train Tunnel" which was used decades ago by the Department of Parks as part of a children's railroad attraction. While PRRA has organized fantastic community rowing events and 300+ people row with them every year, a new, modernized Rowing Center will enable them to include more Bergen County residents in their programming and connect a larger audience with the sport of rowing.

PROJECT TIMELINE

Fall 2018 Final design for the project is completed by Biohabitats, Inc.
July 15, 2020 Board of Commissioners awards construction contract to SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC. (Reso #?????)
August 2020  Construction begins
Spring 2022 Planting begins
Fall 2022  Anticipated completion

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Rowing Center East Facade

Rowing Center View to the Northeast

PROGRESS PHOTOS

Rowing Center East Facade

Rowing Center View to the Northeast

Contact Us

 Bergen County Department of Parks

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

Phone: 201-336-7275