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Passaic Riverfront Park

Passaic Riverfront Park Rendering
In 2016, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders entered into a cooperative agreement with the City of Passaic and the Trust for Public Land to begin Phase 1 of the Passaic Riverfront Park Improvement Project. This $10 million endeavor seeks to revitalize the scenic beauty of the park, while simultaneously creating positive economic impacts. 

Passaic Riverfront ParkIn May 2014, Together North Jersey released a local demonstration project titled the Passaic Eastside Transit-Oriented Development Strategy, which among other initiatives, highlighted the economic impacts of creating access to the river for redevelopment and sustainability purposes in the East Side of Passaic where the park is located. This was one of the driving reasons for the investment. 

In 2017, schematics for the park design were presented to members of the public to acquire feedback on local community needs. Passaic City is small but populous, leaving few options for open green space. The Passaic Riverfront Park, once complete will provide residents a beautiful park for generations to come. 

Construction began on Dundee Island Park on September 1, 2019. The new park will
 include the following amenities and improvements:

  • Elevated field house with a concession and restroom facilities
  • Refurbished soccer field
  • Playground and spray park 
  • Fitness and exercise equipment area
  • Community garden
  • Boat launch
  • River walk and landscaped improvements to the riparian area, including native planting
  • Ornamental security lighting throughout the entire park
  • Art and place making features, including a sculpture designed by a local artist
  • Amphitheater

View photos from the Dundee Island Park Groundbreaking Ceremony