Introduction to Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Elmwood Park, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 3 miles SE of Paterson, New Jersey and 12 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The people of the town are in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. Elmwood Park has a population of 18,925.
Elmwood Park History
This area was originally a Dutch colony. The English took it over from the Dutch in 1664. Until 1916 it was known as Dundee Lake and was a part of the Saddle River Township. In 1916 the residents of this area voted to secede from Saddle River and formed the Borough of East Paterson. The name Elmwood Park was officially adapted in January 1973.
Elmwood Park and nearby Attractions
- Glen Rock Arboretum
- Turtle Back Zoo
- Bergen Museum of Art & Science
- Lambert Castle Museum
- Brookdale Park
- Dahnert's Lake County Park
Things To Do In Elmwood Park
The parks of Elmwood Park have huge open spaces which have been beautifully designed and give people the opportunity to relax in the lap of nature. They also serve as excellent picnicking areas, and there are several playgrounds thar have soccer fields, basketball courts, a softball field and also a playing area for younger children.
Elmwood Park Transportation
The nearest major airport is Newark International.
Elmwood Park Higher Education
Passaic County Community College, Bergen Community College, Montclair State University and Fairleigh Dickinson University are nearby.