It’s known as ‘Bergen County’s Parkland,’ and now Mahwah has a chance to prove it.
The township’s Environmental Commission announced in a release Thursday that it will be hosting the first ever ‘Mahwah Parks Day’ this October. The event is meant to promote the usage of Mahwah’s open spaces.
According to the Commission’s release, it will be reaching out to local residents and organizations in an effort to have them host events and meet-ups at one of the 16 parks in the township on October 12. The town will then promote the activities and spread information about the facilities and what they have to offer all year long.
The Commission said in the release it hopes to promote awareness about the use of the parks, as well as about stewardship and conservation of the open space.
The date was also chosen for a reason.
“The Environmental Commission asks governmental and private organizations to host events in these facilities so that patrons can witness the benefits of outdoor recreation on an October day near the peak of autumn color,” Commission member and Committee Chair Gregg Sgambati said in the release.
Mayor Bill Laforet also encouraged local groups and residents to plan to take part in the event.
“Our legacy is the footprint we leave on the environment,” he said in the release. “Join the Mahwah Environmental Commission and enjoy the parks we have in the community.”
If you’d like to test the parks out before the Mahwah Parks Day, stop by any one of the following:
- Continental Soldier’s Park (Ramapo Valley Road)
- Winters Park (East Ramapo Avenue)
- Commodore Perry Field (East Ramapo Avenue)
- Riverside Field (Reich Avenue)
- Stag Hill Field (Stag Hill Road)
- Fardale Field Chapel Road, behind George Washington School)
- Silver Creek Park/Sam Braen Field (Airmont and Airmount Roads)
- Koufax Field (Silver Creek)
- Memorial Field (Silver Creek)
- Ramapo Valley County Reservation (Ramapo Valley Road)
- Campgaw Mountain County Reservation
- Camp Glen Gray
- Campgaw Ski Area
- Darlington County Park