Introduction to Prospect Park, New Jersey
Prospect Park History
Prospect Park was established on March 13, 1901 from portions of Manchester Township. It was named after the park in Brooklyn, New York. Passaic County was created on February 7, 1837 from parts of the Bergen and Essex counties.
Prospect Park and nearby Attractions
- American Labor Museum
- Alwood Branch
- Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
- Ramapo Valley County Reservation
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Campgaw Mountain
Things To Do In Prospect Park
Local parks include Prospect Park, Battery Park, Blauvelt State Park and Pascack Brook County Park. The Meadowlands Museum, the American Labor Museum, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science, the New Jersey Children's Museum, and the New Jersey Naval Museum are some of the popular museums accessible from Prospect Park. The Bergen County Zoological Park, the Glen Rock Arboretum, and the Brooklyn Borough Hall are all nearby as well.
Prospect Park Transportation
Flights are available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Prospect Park Higher Education
Local colleges and universities include William Paterson University, Bergen Community College, Passaic County Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Felician College.