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Paramus Municipal Parks


THE CLIFF GENNARELLI-PARAMUS SPORTS-PLEX: Located at Paramus Road & Garden State Plaza Boulevard.

This lighted Sports-Plex is the centerpiece of the park system in Paramus. This facility contains our lighted baseball, little league, softball, soccer, football, basketball and tennis facilities. The restrooms are open to the public for scheduled events and the snack bar is run by volunteers of our athletic programs. The playground has activities for children of all ages. The fitness walk is used by residents of all ages. A permit is required for any organized group activity. A new pavilion and picnic area will be constructed in 2003.


PETRUSKA PARK: 475 Farview Avenue north of Midland Avenue-The office of Paramus Recreation is in the park.

This major town park contains baseball, little league, practice football field, playground equipment for all ages, a handball wall, picnic tables and a combination lighted basketball/roller hockey court. Rest Rooms are open during organized events.


PARKWAY PLEX: A sports field facility located behind Parkway School on East Ridgewood Avenue.

This facility has two Little League fields and three Soccer/Lacrosse areas.


BESEN PARK: Is a neighborhood park that can be accessed from Howland Avenue, Ramile Court, W. Village Circle or Schimmel Street off Lucky Hollow Drive.

A natural wooded area with a playground for children of all ages is available in this park. The open expanse of lawn area is used for informal baseball, soccer and/or football games.


BUEHLER PARK: Is a green belt park on South Farview Avenue between Route 4 and Route 17.

An interpretive trail meanders through the park with several areas depicting the role of aviation in New Jersey history. Parking is available in the parking lot opposite Paramus Fire Co. No.4.


CONSTITUTION GROVE PARK: Is located at the intersection of Farview Avenue & East Midland Avenue.

The entrance to this grove is off of East Midland Avenue. There is a walkway system through this native woodland. Located along the roadways are monuments dedicated to the Paramus Rescue Squad, Rotary Club and Christopher Columbus/Unico.


DI MAGGIO PARK: Is a neighborhood park located at the intersection of Oliver Road and Flint Place.

Scheduled for 2003 is the installation of a new playground for both youths aged 2-5 and another for youths 5-12. In addition to this, there is a half basketball court and handball wall.


FABER PARK: Is a neighborhood park located at the dead end of Hemlock Drive.

Recently renovated, there are new playgrounds for youths ages 2-5 and youths ages 5-12.


FIREMEN=S PARK: Is a monument park area for reflection at the intersection of Forest Avenue & Spring Valley Road dedicated to the Paramus Volunteer Fire Department.


HOWLAND MEMORIAL GROVE: Is a monument park area for reflection. This Grove honors Paramus residents who perished on September 11, 2001.

This newly established memorial grove will undergo further improvements to develop it into a grove of reflection.


MADISON PARK: Is a neighborhood park located at the intersection of June Drive & Jay Drive.

Recently installed playground for youths ages 2-5 and 5-12 have received considerable use from the neighborhood youth.


McELLEN PARK: Is a neighborhood park that can be accessed from either Vassar Drive or Heather Lane.

Recently installed playground equipment for youths 2-5 and 5-12 are available for area children. The park also contains a Basketball Court.


MELE PARK: Is a neighborhood park located at the dead end of Silverrod Court.

Scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2003 are new playgrounds for youths aged 2-5 and 5-12. The small parking lot accommodates vehicles for parents whose children participate in the fall soccer program that is scheduled on this field.


REID PARK: Is a neighborhood park located at the dead end of Spencer Place.

This long established park contains a softball field, soccer field, playground and basketball court. The Borough of Paramus recently acquired 17 acres of woodland that increases this park to over 20 acres. Portions of the new area are state designated wetlands that cannot be developed; however, the Borough is looking into future facilities for this park. A walkway connecting Reid Park to Solder Hill Road is presently being engineered and construction is to be completed in 2004.


SIRIANNI PARK: Is a neighborhood park located at the end of Midwood Road.

A little league field, playground, basketball court, handball wall and open play area are located at Sirianni Park. The restrooms are open during organized events only. The small parking lot accommodates vehicles for parents whose children participate in Little League Baseball.


SPRING VALLEY PARK: Is a green belt park on Spring Valley Avenue between Farview Avenue and the Maywood border. This natural area is presently under developmental review for an interpretive walk with natural plantings. It is anticipated that development in this area will begin in the summer of 2003.


FAIRWAY OAKS PARK: Is the newest neighborhood park located off Paramus Road and accessible from Farmington Lane and Cumberland Court.

This newest neighborhood park contains a fitness walk and native trees. Plans call for the installation of playground equipment, benches and other future recreation/athletic equipment.


RULES (most often requiring enforcement)

  1. Parks close at dusk unless a Recreation Commission sanctioned event is taking place.
  2. NO DOGS permitted in any park.
  3. Groups must have a permit obtained through the Recreation Commission Office 201-265-9321.
  4. NO alcoholic beverages permitted in any park.
  5. A complete copy of the Park Rules is available through the Borough Clerks Office.
  6. The Shade Tree & Parks Commission Office can be reached at 201-265-2100 Ext: 4120

Address-Shade Tree

Ken Raschen
Carlough Drive
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 265-2100 Ext: 4120