Introduction to Park Ridge, New Jersey
Park Ridge History
The earliest white settlers included Dutch and Scottish people who arrived in the 18th century. The area was incorporated as the Borough of Park Ridge in 1894 from portions of Washington Township. The residents displayed a penchant for independence from the beginning; they built a dam across the Pascack Brook and installed a hydro-generator to provide electricity to 17 consumers in 1904. In 1977, the Borough’s Board of Public Works built a 26 KVA substation for transforming and distributing power bought from Public Service Electric and Gas to more than 3000 businesses and homes.
Park Ridge and Nearby Attractions
- American Irish Historical Society
- Langston Hughes House
- Bear Mountain State Park
- Central Park Zoo
- New York Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Park Ridge
The Blue Mountain Reservation is home to a county park and includes picnic areas, playground, camping areas and hiking trails. Facilities for fishing and mountain biking are also available. The Queens Zoo features over 400 animals belonging to nearly 70 species. The Lambert Castle Museum has historical exhibits on display in the castle which was built in 1892.
Park Ridge Transportation
One can find air transportation from the O" Hare International Airport.
Park Ridge Higher Education
Higher education programs are available at Bergen Community College, Montclair State University, New York Institute of Technology and Columbia University.