Within its 146 acres, Van Saun County Park offers a wide-range of activities that is sure to please the entire family. Some of its popular attractions include the nationally accredited Bergen County Zoological Park, the historic Washington Spring Garden, train, carousel, pony rides, and picnic and fishing areas.


ADA accessible playground

Millennium Carousel (fee)

Bergen County Zoological Park (fee)

Van Saun Tennis Center (Summer Camp for Kids, Sunday Doubles Scramble, Singles Leagues, private lessons)

Picnicking - pavilions, 3 with electric (permits needed)

Miniature Train Ride (fee)

Pony rides (fee)

Washington Spring Garden County Historic Site


Fishing (NJ State Fishing License Required)

3 Athletic fields - soccer, baseball, softball (permit needed)

Description borrowed from co.bergen.nj.us

Trail & Path Info

Multi-use pathway/Bicycle - Pedestrian Path: Winding through Van Saun County Park, this 1.5 mile trail takes you by the nationally accredited Bergen County Zoological Park, historic Washington Spring Garden, and Walden Pond.

Trip Ideas

We would suggest making a nice long day out of visiting the park. You can get to Van Saun County Park early to play in the playgrounds. Next, visit the Bergen County Zoo (found on the property) and all the furry animals. After, take a walk on the park trails, ride the carousel, splash in the playground, and more.

Picnics / Lunches / Eating

There are many picnic tables, and picnic areas, throughout Van Saun County Park. They are within a few minute walk from the Zoo as well.


You will find ample parking throughout the park.

Editor's Note....

We have only visited the park during the winter and have not yet been able to explore either the Bergen County Zoo or Van Saun County Park. But from what we have seen, it looks like a must visit for anyone in the area. And from what we have heard on Facebook, all the locals love it! We can not wait to actually visit this year.

Amenities / Features of Van Saun County Park:

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Entertainment / Fun
Sprayground / Splashground
Parks and Natural Areas
County Parks
Dog Park
Park (General)
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All Activities
General Amenities
Trails / Trail Information
Bird watching
Hiking !More like Walking
Jogging / Running
Trail Running
Playing in the playground
Special Activities
A !Pony Rides
Watching your pups play
Activity / Sport Area(s)
Sports / Athletic Fields
Amusements / Rides / Games !Miniature Train
Dog Park / Dog Area
Fishing Pond
Nature / Environmental Center
Parking Lot(s)
Petting Zoo/Regular Zoo/Animals
Picnic / Sitting Area
Grills / Firering
Picnic shelter(s)
Picnic tables
Scenic Areas (overlooks/waterfalls)
Special Amenities
A !Historic Washington Spring Garden
B !Millennium Carousel
Sprayground / Splashground
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: 40.9302
Listing Center: Longitude: -74.0485
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: Van Saun County Park
Rules and Regulations
Pets Permitted
On Leash Only
Special Connections
County Park Systems
Bergen County Parks
Trails / Trail Information
Fitness Trail
Flat / Easy
Surface Type(s)
Crushed rock
Walking Paths
Other Destinations found within / connected to Van Saun County Park are: Bergen County Zoo

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