FAQs

Where is the James A. McFaul Environmental Center?

We are located at 150 Crescent Avenue in Wyckoff, New Jersey.

How can I contact the James A. McFaul Environmental Center?

You can contact the Center at 201-891-5571 or wildlifecenter@co.bergen.nj.us. We are also on Facebook at @McFaulEnvironmentalCenter.

You can also contact the Parks Department at 201-336-7275, on Facebook and Instagram at @BergenCountyParks, or on Twitter at @BergenCtyParks.

What are the normal hours of operation?

The park hours are dependent on the season. As of now, the hours are:

Weekdays: 8am - 5:15pm Weekends and Holidays: 8:30am - 5:15pm

Is the James A. McFaul Environmental Center open on holidays?

The Environmental Center is open holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. The museum building is closed on all holidays.

I do not live in Bergen County. May I still come to the Park?

Yes, the Environmental Center is open to everyone.

Is there any entrance fee?

Admission is free—there is no charge to enter the park. Fees are only associated with requested programming and reservations/photography permits. A free, Park Use permit is required for all groups of 10 or more. Please contact us for more information at 201-891-5571.

Do you offer any educational programs?

We offer in-person programs for grades Pre-K - 6th. Please take a look at all of the programs we have to offer. All programs can be modified for adults.

Programs are available on weekdays only, excluding legal holidays. Please take our suggested age ranges into consideration when booking. Click here to download reservation forms.

*In-person programming is temporarily suspended due to Covid-19*

Are there garbage cans?

There are no garbage cans. The park is carry-in/carry-out, so trash must be removed or placed in dumpsters located in each parking area.

Is grilling allowed in the park?

There is no grilling allowed on our property.

Are dogs allowed in the park?

No pets of any kind are permitted in the park.

Can I donate a pet to the James A. McFaul Environmental Center?

Each situation is unique, so please contact us to discuss: 201-891-5571.

Can I bring an injured animal to the James A. McFaul Environmental Center?

Each situation is unique, so please contact us to discuss: 201-891-5571.

What do I do if I find an injured animal?

More often than not, it is in the animal's best interest to be left where they are. Please call us for help: 201-891-5571.

Contact Us

James A. McFaul Environmental Center

150 Crescent Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Phone: 201-891-5571

wildlifecenter@co.bergen.nj.us


 Bergen County Department of Parks

One Bergen County Plaza  • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7275