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Bergen County Rowing Center




The non-profit organization Passaic River
Rowing Association (PRRA) has partnered
with the Bergen County Parks Department
since 2003. Since then, boats have been
stored in a makeshift structure known as the
"Train Tunnel" which was used decades ago
by the Department of Parks as part of a
children's railroad attraction. While PRRA has
organized fantastic community rowing
events and 300+ people row with them every
year, a new, modernized Rowing Center will
enable them to include more Bergen County
residents in their programming and connect
a larger audience with the sport of rowing.


Project Information

Budget: $2.885 million
Location: Riverside County Park-South
North Arlington, NJ 07031

This state-of-the-art two-story 14,285 sq. ft multi-purpose rowing center will replace an existing one-story 2,600 sq. ft. structure used as a makeshift boat storage facility. The construction of the rowing center will satisfy growing demand for public access to Bergen County waterfronts and rowing activities with more efficient and increased boat storage, as well as improved instructional and meeting spaces. It will provide access to rowing for both novice and advanced users, create opportunities for youth activities that promote teamwork, health, and bonding, and bring more opportunities for the public to enjoy Bergen County’s Riverside County Park and the Passaic River.


October 2019  Parks Department solicits project design proposal
March 17, 2021  Board of Commissioners awards construction contract to DMD Contracting, LLC. (Reso #169-21)
May 5, 2021  Construction begins
July 23, 2021  Groundbreaking ceremony
Summer 2022  Anticipated completion




Architect of Record (1): Clarke Caton Hintz Architects

Architect of Record (2): Peterson Architects

Construction Manager: LiRo Group, Inc.

General Contractor: DMD Contracting, LLC

Contact Us

 Bergen County Department of Parks

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

Phone: 201-336-7275