Passaic County

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Passaic County Towns

Bloomingdale

Clifton

Haledon

Hawthorne

Little Falls

North Haledon

Passaic

Paterson

Pompton Lakes

Prospect Park

Ringwood

Totowa

Wanaque

Wayne

West Milford

Woodland Park

 

Education

Education & Library

College and Universities in Morris County

Berkeley College
44 Rifle Camp Road
Woodland Park,
New Jersey 07424
973-278-5400

Passaic County Community College
One College Boulevard 
Paterson, NJ 07505 
973-684-5900

William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
973-720-2000

 

Library

PALS Plus


 

Government

Passaic County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Freeholders are the center of the legislative and administrative resonsibility in Passaic County.

These are the administrative offices:

Public Information

Passaic County Administration Building
401 Grand Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
973-881-4405

Serves as the public information center for county government departments and agencies.

County Administrator
Passaic County Administration Building
401 Grand Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
973-881-4405

Responsible for the day-to-day operation and supervision of the county departments and their divisions and projects.

Clerk of the Board
Passaic County Administration Building
401 Grand Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
973-225-3632

Responsible for the adminstrative and supervisory functions of the board of freeholders.

Prosecutor
Passaic County Administration Building
401 Grand Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
973-881-4800

The county's chief law enforcement officer.

County Counsel
Passaic County Administration Building
401 Grand Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
973-881-4466

Manages all legal matters for the county, and represents the county in litigation.

Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Office of the Passaic County Sheriff
435 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-389-5900

Responsible for providing highly technical and specialized services to local law enforcement agencies.


Parks

Apshawa Reserve
Macopin Road
West Milford, NJ

Passaic County's 512-acre Apshawa Preserve, located in the Highlands region of New Jersey,  includes a 43-acre reservoir and  miles of hiking trails. and is located adjacent to a 68-acre tract owned by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation (NJCF).

  • Picnicking
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking Trails
    Please note that Hiking Trails are currently being cleared, marked, and mapped.

Friendship Park
Glenwild Avenue
Bloomingdale, NJ

Friendship Park is an 8-acre park with hiking trails in natural woodland setting. A small parking lot is located adjacent to the park.

  • Hiking Trails

Garret Mountain Reserve
Mountain Park Road
Woodland Park, NJ 

Garret Mountain Reservation is a 568-acre recreational area, situated more than 500 feet above sea level. It has views of northern New Jersey and the New York City skyline.

  • Athletic:

    • Garret Mountain Equestrian Center
    • Cricket Field
    • Cross Country Ski Trails
    • Hiking Trails
    • Cross Country Running Trails
    • Jogging/ Walking Paths
    • Basketball Court

  • Recreational:
    • Scenic Overlook
    • Picnic Areas
    • Lambert Castle and Observation Tower
    • Veterans' Memorial


Goffle Brook Park 
Diamond Bridge Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ

Located along Goffle Road, this 103-acre park is adjacent to the Goffle Brook. The northern section contains a duck pond, which is stocked with trout for fishing during the summer. The southern section of the park contains numerous athletic fields, an accessible playground, and picnic areas.

  • Athletic:
    • Softball Fields
    • Soccer Fields
    • Sleigh Riding Hills
    • Ice Skating

  • Recreational:
    • Dog Run
    • Picnic Areas
    • Accessible Playground
    • Fishing

Rifle Camp Park
Rifle Camp Road
Woodland Park, NJ

Rifle Camp Park has a wide variety of recreational activities, an amphitheater for concerts and events, the John Crowley Nature Center and Astronomical Observatory.

  • Athletic:
    • Garret Mountain Equestrian Center
    • Cricket Field
    • Cross Country Ski Trails
    • Hiking Trails
    • Cross Country Running Trails
    • Jogging/ Walking Paths
    • Basketball Court

  • Recreational:
    • Scenic Overlook
    • Picnic Areas
    • Lambert Castle and Observation Tower
    • Veterans' Memorial

SanCap Park
Warwick Turnpike
West Milford, NJ

This county park, located in the Township of West Milford, is largely undeveloped except for a small portion which is leased by the township. The leased portion of the park contains athletic fields which are under the control of West Milford.

  • Recreational:
    Hiking Trails

Tranquility Ridge 
Ringwood Avenue
Ringwood and West Milford, NJ

Tranquility Ridge is 2,110-acres of unspoiled woodlands located in the highlands communities of West Milford and Ringwood.

  • Recreational:
    Hiking Trails

Weasel Brook Park
Gregory Avenue
Clifton, NJ

Weasel Brook Park is a neighborhood park with a brook, two softball fields and basketball courts and playgrounds and regulation Horseshoe Pits.

  • Athletic:

    • Two Softball Fields
    • (one is regulation size)
    • Basketball Court
    • Regulation Horseshoe Pits

  • Recreational:
    • Two playgrounds
    • Toddler Wading Pool


 

Sports & Recreation

 

Family/Outdoor Fun

 

Golf

  • Bowling Green Golf & Tennis Club
    53 Schoolhouse Rd
    Milton, NJ 07438
    973-697-8688

  • North Jersey Country Club
    594 Hamburg Tnpk
    Wayne, NJ 07470
    973-595-5150

  • Packanack Golf Club
    7 Osborne Terrace
    Wayne, NJ 07470
    973-694-9754

  • Preakness Hills Country Club
    1050 Ratzer Rd
    Wayne, NJ 07470
    973-694-2200

  • Preakness Valley Golf Course                                       
    209 Totowa Road 
    Wayne, NJ 07470
    973-881-4921

  • Upper Montclair Country Club
    177 Hepburn Rd
    Clifton, NJ 07012
    973-777-5178


Hockey

  • Floyd Hall Arena
    28 Clove Road
    Little Falls, NJ 07424
    973-746-7744

  • Ice Vault Arena
    10 Nevins Road
    Wayne, NJ 07470
    973-628-1500


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