About Parks & Recreation Areas

Most parks open at 10 a.m. and close a half hour after sunset. Exceptions are made for: 

  • Lit tennis courts and ice skating areas while the lights are on
  • Lit ball games
  • Overnight camping (with permit)
  • The James A. McFaul Environmental Center
  • The Bergen County Zoological Park


Additional Exceptions


  • Campgaw Mountain Ski Center
  • Darlington Park during the swim season (opens at 10 a.m.)
  • Bergen Equestrian Center and Saddle Ridge horseback riding facilities
  • The Van Saun Park railroad and pony rides
  • Five golf courses: 
    • Darlington
    • Orchard Hills
    • Overpeck
    • Rockleigh
    • Valley Brook

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

The Bike Path

Document 1
The Bike Path is approximately 6 miles. This continuous path runs through Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Saddle Brook and Rochelle Park and under Route 4. The path features a scenic waterfall at Dunkerhook Park and there are many ponds throughout the path. This path follows the Saddle River, passes by the Historic Easton Towers, and tree-shaded picnic areas.

Dog Runs

Document 2


The county parks system includes five dog runs.:

  • Sam Nelkin County Park
    Rose Street Wallington
  • Joseph A. Carucci Jr. Area
    Riverside County Park
    Riverside Avenue
  • Wooddale County Park
    Prospect Avenue
    Woodcliff Lake
  • Henry Hoebel Area
    Overpeck County Park
    Fort Lee Road
  • Wild Duck Pond Area
    Saddle River County Park
    Ridgewood, NJ
  • Van Saun Park Continental Avenue Entrance
    River Edge


Filming in the Park

For Filming in one our Beautiful Parks please contact -
Filming Forms & Instructions

Document 3
Filming a Commercial @ the Vince Lombardi Memorial Field, Palisades Park - July 2015 

Contact Us

 Bergen County Department of Parks

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

Phone: 201-336-7275