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.

Description taken from www.co.bergen.nj.us

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Activities
Baseball
Biking
Boating (general) !Canoe/kayak launch into Overpeck Creek
Equestrian / Horseback !Bergen Equestrian Center
Fishing
Freshwater
Jogging / Running
Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, row boat
Paddling - Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)
Playing in the playground
Soccer
Softball
Special Activities
A !Grass amphitheatre
Special Events Year-Round
Walking
Amenities
Activity / Sport Area(s)
Sports / Athletic Fields
Lighted for night use
Volleyball Courts
Bathrooms
Boat launch
Car top Only
Fishing Pond
Nature / Environmental Center
Parking Lot(s)
Picnic / Sitting Area
Benches
Grills / Firering
Picnic shelter(s)
Picnic tables
Playground
Trails !5 miles of walking/jogging trails
General Location
New Jersey
General Areas within NJ
Northern NJ
Regions (based on tourism)
Gateway (Berg, Ess, Hud, Mid, Pas, Uni)
Misc Information
Listing Center: Latitude: 40.8644
Listing Center: Longitude: -74.0050
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: Overpeck County Park
Rules and Regulations
Alcohol *NOT Permitted*
Special Connections
County Park Systems
Bergen County Parks
Trails / Trail Information
Fitness Trail
Flat / Easy
Walking Paths

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