Save Rifle Camp Park!

Rifle Camp Park Phase 1 Improvements

Send your Phase 1 comments to Passaic County Parks:

See the plans on our Phase1 Page
or at this URL:

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders are inviting residents and interested stakeholders to join them on Wednesday, July 25th at 6:00 PM at the Woodland Park Borough Hall located at 5 Brophy Lane, Woodland Park, NJ to view the conceptual plans for the Rifle Camp Park Phase I Improvement Project. The Passaic County Departments of Engineering, Parks and Recreation, and Planning and Economic Development, as well as the engineering design consultant retained by the County for the project will be available to answer questions and concerns. Any residents or stakeholders unable to attend can email comments to

Read the “Forester’s Report”
on the Proposed
Rifle Camp Park Dog Park

How appropriate is a dog park for the proposed location?
See our page on the “Foresters Report”
Download the original Forester’s Report as a PDF: forester_report_dog_park_rcp.pdf

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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, November 20th
Freeholder’s 2nd Floor Offices
401 Grand Street, Paterson NJ

Following Meetings:
Tuesday, December 11th
Tuesday, December 27th

Meetings are normally held at:
Freeholder’s 2nd Floor Offices
401 Grand Street, Paterson NJ
Meetings are posted on the Passaic County Calendar.
Check the Freeholder Website for updates
(Or the Passaic County Public Notices page?
[Website is being redone.])

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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