We just love that a family can spend the whole day at Van Saun County Park in Paramus. With 146 acres this park offers a variety of activities sure to please the entire family. Between playing on one of the 4-5 playgrounds, having a picnic, riding the train, visiting the animals at the zoo, and taking a twirl on the carousel visitors can spend hours at Van Saun County Park.
10 Things to Know About Van Saun County Park and Playgrounds in Paramus
Watch our playground tour of Van Saun County Park.
Where is Van Saun County Park located?
Location, location, location! This park is located close to several major highways and popular malls. It is in the heart of Bergen County and a short ride from just about any of the surrounding towns. The park is part of the Bergen County park system. The Van Saun County Park is located at 216 Forest Avenue in Paramus, New Jersey in Bergen County.
What kind of playground equipment does the Van Saun County Park Playground have?
Kids just love the multiple play areas. The equipment is multi-aged, spread out, and large in size. There is at least 4 medium to large playground structures for kids. Children love to run from area to area and never seem to get bored. The ADA-accessible playground is a great addition, especially for families that have children that need accessible playground equipment.
Are there swings?
There are lots and lots of swings at Van Saun County Park. There are traditional swings, baby swings, an accessible swing, and a tire swing. (Some swings might have been changed since our last visit.)
Are there slides?
There are at least 10 slides at Van Saun County Park in Paramus. You will find quite a variety of slides. There is a classic metal slide, but there are also newer more modern slides. Slides that twist and turn. Slides that are straight. Some slides are tunnel-like and others are completely open.
What special features does the playground offer?
There are multiple toddler play areas that include themed playground equipment, climbing boulders, mushroom stools, ride-on toys, slides, and more.
In addition to the preschool and toddler play equipment, the regular playgrounds include
- Monkey bars
- Rock walls
- Climbing walls
- Activity centers
- Rope Wall
Sprayground open seasonally
What kind of ground cover does the playground offer?
The ground cover is wood mulch.
Is the playground at Van Saun County Park fully accessible?
Van Saun County Park offers ADA-accessible playgrounds. There are wide ramps and pathways on the platforms and there is at least one accessible swing.
Is there shade available at the Van Saun County Park?
In addition to the pavilion with picnic tables, there are shady play areas and tunnels underneath the playground equipment. Parts of the playground equipment are closed in or have canopies that also provide shade. Finally, trees spread throughout the playground areas also help to provide some shade to the playground equipment.
Where is parking for the Van Saun County Park?
Free parking is available in a large parking lot.
Are there restrooms at the Van Saun County Park?
There are restrooms available in an exterior building at the park.
What else is there to do at Van Saun County Park?
In addition to the playground at Van Saun County Park, there are additional amenities available for visitors.
- Bergen County Zoological Park (fee)
- Historic Washington Spring Garden
- Miniature train ride through the park and the outer edge of the zoo (fee)
- Pony rides (fee)
- Millennium Carousel (fee)
- Walden Pond (Fishing (NJ State Fishing License Required)
Are there walking trails?
The park offers over 3 miles of multi-use paths for walking or bike riding. The 1.5-mile trail winds through the park. There’s even a beautiful wooden bridge over a babbling stream.
Are there fields or courts for sports?
Yes, Van Saun County Park has tennis courts, basketball courts, and athletic fields for soccer, baseball, and softball. Permits are needed for some sports. Learn more at the Bergen County website.
Bonus information we want you to know about Van Saun County Park
Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Van Saun County Park?
We provide these details about Van Saun County Park as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Van Saun County Park for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (201) 336-7275 or visiting their website.
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