Overpeck Park

Leonia, Palisades Park, Ridgefield Park and Teaneck 

Overpeck County Park All Areas map 


Welcome to Bergen County's largest recreational venue is the New Overpeck County Park covering over 805 acres. The vision to turn what was once a landfill into a beautiful park to be enjoyed by thousands of people is now a reality. More than 50 years ago, five Bergen County municipalities- Englewood, Leonia, Palisades Park, Ridgefield Park and Teaneck- donated hundreds of acres of land surrounding Overpeck Creek to the county for the creation of a park. Land that once contained brownfields and landfills has been transformed into a multi-use recreational venue. 

In redeveloping the land, not only did the County of Bergen create open space, it also cleaned up an environmental hazard. Now that the landfill has been capped, residents in the surrounding communities can breathe a sigh of relief knowing the land is finally safe and that the Overpeck Creek and the Hackensack River are protected from further pollution. The park is sure to become a recreational destination and those who visit will reap the benefits of the land's dramatic transformation from brownfields to greenfields. 

The newly constructed state-of-the-art Palisades Park Sportsplex, the Bergen Equestrian Center, athletic fields (natural grass and artificial turf) and tracks, picnic and fishing areas, children's playground, canoe/kayak launch into Overpeck Creek, grass amphitheatre, observation decks and 5 miles of walking/jogging trails make this park an attractive option for local residents. The Bergen County Department of Parks hopes that you and your family enjoy the new Overpeck County Park and take advantage of all it has to offer.

Emergency/Safety Signs Posted

Document 1

These signs are a safety measure to be used in an emergency in the Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park and Teaneck. They were installed on the banks of Overpeck Creek right on the walkway and are two-sided. There are five signs with number one in Ridgefield Park stretching to where number five is in Teaneck. There are two uses for these signs. One, if there is a medical emergency on the walkway, the person reporting can use the nearest sign as a landmark. Two, same thing with a person in the water from an overturned boat, etc. A person on the walkway can call or a person in a boat can call since the signs are two-sided.

Palisades Park Sportsplex

Roosevelt Street, Palisades Park 

Document 2

Map of Overpeck Palisades-Palisades Park Sportsplex 


  • Football/soccer stadium - by permit only
  • Athletic Fields (by permit only) - All with press box, scoreboard and public address system
  • Challenger Baseball League (1)
  • NCAA (1)
  • Little League (1)
  • Softball (1)
  • ADA Accessible Playground
  • All-weather running track
  • Field events (shot-put, discus, long jump, and others)
  • Model boating - by permit only

Directions to Sportsplex

Ridgefield Park Area 

Entrance to the Ridgefield Park Area - 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia 

Map of Ridgefield Park Area

Document 3


  • Children's playground
  • Five miles of paths for pedestrian and bicycle use
  • Observation deck/ nature overlook
  • Canoe/kayak launch (car top only)
  • Dock
  • 3,000-seat amphitheater
  • 40-acre open field
  • One softball field
  • One baseball field
  • Two artificial turf soccer fields
  • Six tennis courts
  • Three comfort stations
  • Two concession areas

Directions to Ridgefield Park Area 

Henry Hoebel Area - Leonia North 

Fort Lee Road, Leonia 

Map of Overpeck - Leonia North Henry Hoebel 


Multi-use pathway/Bicycle - Pedestrian Path:

Fitness enthusiasts are drawn to this site with its fitness field and jogging path. A 1.25-mile bicycle-pedestrian path forms a figure-eight beside the lake. 


  • Athletic fields (by permit only) - baseball/softball (1), football/soccer (1), soccer (2)SOCCER BFinal
  • All-weather running track
  • Field events
  • Off-leash dog-park area
  • Andrew Kim Memorial Tennis Courts (4 with lights)
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Fitness Center


World Trade Center Memorial

The World Trade Center Memorial honors each county resident lost during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 



Henry Hoebel Area - Leonia - South



  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Basketball
  • Fishing pier
  • Nature Trails
  • Bird watching

Directions to Henry Hoebel Area 

Bergen County Equestrian Center

40 Fort Lee Rd, Leonia 

Map of Overpeck - Bergen Equestrian Center 

Indoor/outdoor riding areas, boarding, lessons 

Document 4

Teaneck Creek Conservancy - Teaneck 

Overpeck - Area 1 Teaneck Creek Conservancy Map 

Please call (201) 836-2403 or visit www.teaneckcreek.org for more information. 

Overpeck County Park - Great Lawn

Document 5

Contact Us

 Bergen County Department of Parks

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

Phone: 201-336-7275