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Highlands Preserve

On May 20, 2021, the Passaic County Board of County Commissioners cut the ribbon on the county's newly renovated Highland's Preserve Athletic Field.

The completion of the new athletic field and playground took place just in time for our residents to enjoy outdoor activities as the weather is warming up and COVID-19 restrictions are eased. The Passaic County Board of County Commissioner's commitment to beautifying our county’s recreational spaces for our residents and visitors to enjoy is what has preserved Passaic County’s rich history and bright future. 

Watch the Highlands Preserve Athletic Field Ribbon Cutting

Highlands Preserve overlookHighlands Preserve (formerly known as San Cap
Park), is a 268-acre park, adjacent to Abram S. Hewitt State Forest located off of Union Valley Road in West Milford. The park contains several multi-purpose athletic fields, but is predominantly geared towards passive recreation, offering several hiking trails. Highlands Preserve is one of the premier hiking destinations in New Jersey. The park is operated by the Passaic County Board of County Commissioners. Trail maps are available at on-site kiosks.

Highlands Preserve, Passaic County Park SystemGPS Address: 22 Warwick Tpke, Hewitt, NJ


From I-287, take the exit for Skyline Drive. Continue on Skyline Drive until you arrive at a T, then turn right and continue onto Greenwood Lake Turnpike. After passing Brown's Point and Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on your right hand side, the road will become Warwick Turnpike, and the parking area will be on your right-hand side.