Essex County Parks Department

Find Essex County New Jersey parks and recreation department, including city and state park authorities, and systems. Parks departments provide information on local recreation facilities, city parks, state parks, activities, recreational land use, and sporting.


Essex County Parks 5 Clifton Avenue Newark NJ 07103 973-268-3500


Essex County Parks and Recreation 220 South Franklin Avenue Belleville NJ 07109 973-751-0178

Essex County Parks and Recreation 115 Clifton Avenue Newark NJ 07104 973-268-3500

Essex County Parks and Recreation 560 Northfield Avenue West Orange NJ 07052 973-731-3828

Montclair Township Parks and Recreation 205 Claremont Avenue Montclair NJ 07042 973-509-4985

Are there fees for using parks?

Many programs and activities that are run by Parks Departments or take place at Parks Department facilities are fee-based. Many parks may be open to the public at no cost, though some heavily-trafficked parks may charge an entry or parking fee. State and federal parks that have campgrounds may also charge camping fees.

Are Parks Department programs and activities for residents only?

Parks Department programs and services are often limited to residents of the community. In some cases, Parks Departments may allow participation by non-residents, who must pay a higher fee. Use of public parks and passive recreation spaces is generally open to the public.

Are dogs allowed in public parks?

Local rules vary, but most public parks allow dogs. However, the vast majority of communities have leash laws that apply when bringing dogs to public parks.