Darlington County Park

About Darlington County Park

600 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah 
(201) 634-3140

Darlington County Park, with its 178 acres, contains three lakes on its pleasant and convenient location at the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains. Two of these lakes permit swimming, while the third allows fishing. Swimming is available from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weather and conditions permitting. Please check with the park (201) 634-3140 for the early June schedule. Fishing, with proper valid NJ license, is available all year, catch and release rules in effect (ice fishing is not permitted at any time). The park also includes white sand beaches, wooded picnic area (bring your own grill), open lawns, new children's state-of-the-art playground, tennis and handball courts, and a bird and wildlife observation. 

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy walking the paved roadways. During swimming season there is an entrance fee; however, Bergen County residents receive a discount with a Bergen County Parks card


  • Basketball, Tennis and Handball Courts
  • Fishing (NJ State Fishing License Required) "Catch and release program"
  • Multi-Use Path
  • Picnic Areas (bring your own grill)
  • Swimming in season - click for brochure (fee)
  • Wildlife Observation
  • The Splash Zone
  • No Dogs Allowed

Entrance Fees

Entrance Fees During the Swim Season

Discount fees available to Bergen County residents with purchase of Bergen County Parks card - receive discounts at Darlington swim, Campgaw skiing, and Campgaw archery. For Bergen County registration and permit information call  (201) 634-3140.

If you are coming with a group of 10 or more people, a permit is required. Please email parkpermits@co.bergen.nj.us or call 201-336-7261

Swim Season


Admission per person:

(Evaluate weather conditions before entering park. No refunds offered.) 

Bergen Adults (18-61) $10  (with registration* $5) $8  (with registration $4)
    Children (5-17) $6  (with registration* $5) $6  (with registration $3)
 Out of County Adults $15   $10  
    Children (5-17) $6   $6  
 Seniors (61 and up) $6  (Bergen resident $2) $3  (Bergen resident $2)
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Participants must be 48" or taller.

Life jackets must be work at all times,



Participants must be between 39"-59" tall.

Life jackets must be work at all times,


Single Session — One 10 minute safety/product usage orientation and a 50 minute experience in the Splash Zone. The Splash Zone is cleared at the end of each hour.

Splash Zone Pricing:

 Adult Single Session (In-County)  $10
 Adult Single Session (Out of County)  $15


Entrance to the Park is on Darlington Avenue off Route 202. Route 202 can be reached from Routes 208 or 17. Take Route 17 to MacArthur Boulevard. Take MacArthur Boulevard to the end. Turn left onto Darlington Avenue. Park is on the right.

Contact Us

 Bergen County Department of Parks

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

Phone: 201-336-7275