Introduction to Garfield, New Jersey
Prior to 1881, Garfield was known as East Passaic. It was named after James Garfield, the twentieth President of the United States. On March 15, 1898, it was incorporated as a borough. At that time Garfield was a part of Wallington and Saddle River Township. Garfield was eventually incorporated as a city.
Garfield and nearby Attractions
- Dahnerts Lake County Park
- Belmont Park
- Bronx Zoo
- Eagle Rock Reservation
- Israel Crane House
- Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Things To Do In Garfield
The city of Garfield offers a number of recreational activities. These include basketball courts, amusement parks, golf courts, restaurants, theaters and shopping areas. The city also includes several historic and cultural attractions.
International air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.
Garfield Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are provided by the Passaic County Community College.