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Save Rifle Camp Park Coalition
268 Washington Ave. Clifton, NJ 07011
(973) 760-9373


TO: All Interested Organizations in support of Passaic County’s Rifle Camp Park

RE: Join our Coalition!

The Save Rifle Camp Park Coalition is a recently formed non-profit community organization, created to resist the planned redevelopment of Passaic County’s Rifle Camp Park into a Disc Golf course. This park is the last remaining stretch of undeveloped open space in the Passaic County Park system in densely-populated lower Passaic County. It is situated within the Garret Mountain Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area). Our challenge is to help restore this park and protect it from overdevelopment. Our efforts are described on our website at

Designed as a passive park with large natural areas and a nature center (now closed), this park is now under threat of being redeveloped into a disc golf course. This would feature an 18 hole PDGA registered course with tournament and team play. The plan calls for removing over 100 trees for 18 acres of fairways that would run through the entire park.

This plan is being pursued by the Freeholders of Passaic County, who to date have not provided residents with an open public hearing to discuss this matter. They have continued to state their intent to move forward with this disc golf course project. It appears that our only option is to persuade the Freeholders to instead restore the park as it was originally intended, with a Nature Center and passive hiking trails.

The Save Rifle Camp Park Coalition currently consists of concerned citizens and groups who have gathered together to support the restoration of this park as a presentation of the natural world and an asset to the Passaic County community. We invite your organization to join with us by sending us a public letter of support, and allow us to list your name on our website, We are asking only this of our associated groups and are requesting no financial or other obligations.

Current Coalition members can be seen on our “Who We Are” page. Should your group be listed here as well?


Ann Schnakenberg
Executive Director
Save Rifle Camp Park Coalition