Bergen County Parks: Saddle River County Park

Saddle River County Park, one of Bergen County's most popular recreation destinations, actually consists of five park areas that are linked by a multi-use path. This bike and pedestrian path travels from Ridgewood to Rochelle Park and is approximately 6 miles in length. The path runs through Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Saddle Brook and Rochelle Park and under Route 4. The path also follows the Saddle River and Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and passes by the Historic Easton Tower at Route 4.

Here are a few highlights for each section of Saddle River County Park, listed from the north end of the park to south end:

Wild Duck Pond- located on Ridgewood Ave in Ridgewood, this area features a pond with picnic areas and playgrounds.

Glen Rock Area- located off of Prospect Street in Glen Rock, features a pond with picnic areas, playgrounds, and tennis courts.

Dunkerhook Area- located in Paramus and Fair Lawn on Dunkerhook Road which can either be accessed from Paramus Road or Century Road, features picnic areas, playgrounds, and tennis courts. The section also contains a waterfall in the river.

Otto Pehle Area- located on Saddle River Road in Saddle Brook, features a lake with picnic areas, a softball field, basketball courts, and tennis courts.

Rochelle Park Area- located on Railroad Ave in Rochelle Park, features picnic areas, a softball field, playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a roller hockey rink.

Saddle River County Park is a frequent staging area for Bergen County runs, walks and cycling events.

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