• Paterson Great Falls

    Paterson Great Falls

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Mary Ellen Kramer Park Closure Announcement from the City of Paterson

    Due to landscape improvement project, the City of Paterson closed Mary Ellen Kramer Park, landing & footbridge on November 4, 2013. The project may be completed by end of 2014. Falls can be viewed from Overlook Park. Call 973-321-1212 for project info.

For Kids

Junior Ranger getting sworn in at Paterson Great Falls NHP

One of our first Junior Rangers gets sworn in at Paterson Great Falls.

I. Goldman - NPS PHOTO

Hi, kids!

There are fun new activities to do at Paterson Great Falls!

You can become a Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Junior Ranger. Just download and print the new Junior Ranger book, and bring it with you when you visit the park!



(Our new Junior Ranger book was created by 16-year-old Barrett Young and his parents, Wayne and Dee - all of them NPS Volunteers-In-Parks. Thank you, Young family!)

Who is a Junior Ranger? Any young person who is interested in our national parks and who wants to learn more about the natural and historic wonders protected by the National Park Service. Most of the over-400 national parks have a Junior Ranger program; be sure to ask about it whenever you visit one of these amazing places.

 

If you are a Boy Scout or a Girl Scout, you can also become a National Park Service Scout Ranger. Here's how!

The National Park Service also has WebRangers - for kids of all ages. You can learn about our national parks, historic sites, battlefields, plants, animals, and more - on-line - and earn (virtual) badges and medals in the process.

Have fun!

Did You Know?

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton, founder of Paterson, faced great opposition to his ideas for an industrial America? Many government leaders, including Thomas Jefferson, believed the new nation should base its economy, and could grow powerful, through agriculture – growing what it needed and selling the surplus.