Save Rifle Camp Park!

Garret Mountain Phase II Improvement Project
Community Input Meeting
Wednesday September 25, 2019 at 7 PM
Lambert Castle 3 Valley Road, Paterson, NJ 07503

The Concept Plan for this second major renovation of GMR will be shared with the public. Residents are invited to offer feedback and commentary on Passaic County’s Concept Plans for the Auto Overlook area of GMR.

We understand that the concept plans include an amphitheater, fitness area, playground, slope side slides and zip lines, a warming/concession shelter, and bird watching amenities, as well as general repairs, improvements, and plantings.

Garret Mountain Reservation is a classic beauty.
Please come on out to Lambert Castle this
Wednesday night 9/25 at 7PM
and help ensure the future of this beautiful Olmsted designed park.

Passaic County is expecting to hear back soon from NJDEP Green Acres about the grant application they submitted for the RCP Phase 1 Improvement Project. This plan may change depending upon the amount of grant money awarded as affordable contractor bids. You can see it here:

2019_02_13 Rifle Camp Park Improvements – Exhibit for Website.pdf

SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS on Rifle Camp Park Phase 1 Improvements

Send your Phase 1 comments to Passaic County Parks:
See our Phase 1 Page for the history of this project.

RCP Page on the Passaic County Parks website:

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Consider attending the next Passaic County Freeholders meeting
and let them know that the future of Rifle Camp Park
is important to you!

Next Meeting:
Tuesday, September 24th
Freeholder’s 2nd Floor Offices
401 Grand Street, Paterson NJ

Following Meetings:
Tuesday, October 8th
Tuesday, October 22nd
Monday, November 18th 3rd Monday of month
Tuesday, December 10th
Monday, December 30th Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m.

Meetings are normally held at:
Freeholder’s 2nd Floor Offices
401 Grand Street, Paterson NJ
Freeholder Meetings are listed HERE.
Meetings are also posted on the Passaic County Calendar.
You can also check the Freeholder Website for updates
(Or the Passaic County Public Notices page)

Thank You!
To the Passaic County Freeholders

for announcing on December 12th 2017 that the Disc Golf project at Rifle Camp Park will NOT move forward!

A special Thank You! from all of us to our friends and supporters, who saw this campaign to a successful conclusion!


Editorial: Disc golf course didn’t fly on Garret Mountain

Rifle Camp Park disc course is ‘a dead issue,’ Passaic County says

Statement by Ann Schnakenberg,
Executive Director of the Save Rifle Camp Park Coalition

“The events unfolding in connection to Rifle Camp Park, our local Passaic County Park here in New Jersey, are indicative of a state and national dilemma. Our story brings the current assault by government upon our state and national parks such as New Jersey’s Liberty State Park and Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument home to an even more local county level. Public access to and protection of natural open space is currently under siege across all fronts. Steps need to be taken by elected officials to address these situations before it’s too late.”

Passaic County backs away from disc golf course at Rifle Camp Park, by Richard Cowen, Oct. 11, 2017

*** NEW LOCATION FOUND for Disc Golf Course! ***

Preakness Valley Golf Course, owned by Passaic County-
377 acres dedicated to Sports!

We are pleased to announce that we have found a new location for the proposed Disc Golf Course for Passaic County! Preakness Valley Golf Course, 209 Totowa Rd, Wayne, NJ, is the largest park in Passaic County’s park system in lower Passaic County. A recommendation by the disc golf community is that border areas of operating golf courses could be used for new disc golf installations- And Passaic County has TWO golf courses on this property!
Installation of the new disc golf course could be immediate, and would have real benefits for disc golfers-
See our reasons why this is the right location!

See “Theodore Wirth Disc Golf Course” video,
showing disc golf played on a traditional golf course in perfect harmony.
See a video of the new Preakness Valley Golf Course upgrades,
ready to receive disc golfers:

See news coverage of our press conference Disc golf opponents want course moved to Wayne.

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