Van Saun County Park

216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, New Jersey 07652

Within its 146 acres, Van Saun County Park offers a wide range of activities that are 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.

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Primary Address:
Directions 216 Forest Avenue,
Paramus, New Jersey 07652
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Maps & Brochures:


  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jogging / Running
  • Playing in the playground
  • Walking


  • Sports / Athletic Fields
  • Bathrooms
  • Dog Park / Dog Area
  • Nature / Environmental Center
  • Petting Zoo/Regular Zoo/Animals
  • Picnic / Sitting Area
  • Playground
  • Sprayground / Splashground


  • Fitness Trail
  • Flat / Easy
  • Surface Type: Crushed rock
  • Surface Type: Paved
  • Walking Paths

Parks & Gardens:

  • County Parks
  • Dog Parks
  • Park (General)
  • Scenic Overlook / Waterfalls


  • Sprayground / Splashground

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.

Things to See & Do

  • 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
  • Sledding
  • Fishing (NJ State Fishing License Required)
  • 3 Athletic fields - soccer, baseball, softball (permit needed)

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.

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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.

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