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News Advisory – Van Saun County Park – October 11

 Bergen County’s 51st Annual Art in the Park Show & Concert Moved to October 11

  Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that the 51st Annual Bergen County Art in the Park Show and Concert will be postponed due to rain and now take place on Saturday, October 11th, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Van Saun County Park, in Paramus, N.J.  Admission is free.

The show and concert will be held in Lot 4, area F.  More than 100 adult visual artists will be featured in this exhibition and sale representing a wide scope of artistic diversity from across New Jersey.  
 Also, the John Spellman Quartet will perform from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with breaks.  John Spellman is a Bergen County resident and a consummate jazz musician who has played with some of the most talented jazz and pop artists of this century and the last one.  The quartet includes: John Spellman - saxophone, vocals; Rave Tesar - keyboards; Bill Tesar - drums; Kermit Driscoll - bass.

  The media is welcome to attend.

For more on Art in the Park, please click on the link below:

Totaling nearly 9,000 acres, Bergen County boasts an exceptional park system where residents can:

  • Camp overnight
  • Cycle
  • Golf
  • Jog
  • Picnic
  • Play softball,soccer and tennis
  • Skate
  • Ski
  • Swim
  • Take a guided nature hike
  • Tour a zoo
  • Visit a Revolutionary War battle site
  • And much more for families and groups

Check the Bergen County Home Page & the Bergen County Facebook Page (, for up to date park closing information during severe conditions.


The Bergen County Park System features:
  • A nationally accredited zoo
  • Five golf courses
  • Twenty-one parks
  • Two horseback riding areas
  • An environmental center
  • Nine historic sites

In addition, there are many passive areas for those seeking solitude.
Hours & Rates
Information about hours, rates, directions, and permits may be obtained from the Bergen County Department of Parks by calling 201-336-PARK (7275).

Most parks open at 7:30 a.m., and close a half hour after sunset. Exceptions are made for lighted sporting areas, ice skating areas, overnight camping (permit required), for the Environmental Center Exhibit Hall, and for the Bergen County Zoological Park.

There are exceptions for these fee facilities:
  • Campgaw Mountain Ski Center (, Darlington Park (during the swim season): open at 10:00AM

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  • Bergen Equestrian Center and Saddle Ridge horseback riding facilities
  • The Van Saun Park Railroad
  • Millennium Carousel
  • Pony rides
  • Five golf courses:
    • Darlington
    • Overpeck
    • Rockleigh
    • Orchard Hills
    • Valley Brook

Smoking is prohibited at any playground, ball field, zoo, and any area where children congregate.

  James Koth

  One Bergen County Plaza
  Fourth Floor
  Hackensack, NJ 07601

  Ph: 201-336-7275