Public Tour Scheduled for Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10AM
Join a Park Ranger for "A Stroll Through History-The Paterson Great Falls Orientation Tour." Meet at the Alexander Hamilton Statue at Overlook Park, 72 McBride Avenue, Paterson, NJ More »
Mary Ellen Kramer Park Closure Announcement from the City of Paterson
Due to landscape improvement project, Mary Ellen Kramer Park, landing & footbridge will be closed on November 4, 2013. The project may be completed by Spring, 2014. Reservations for NPS programs will still be taken. Falls can be viewed from Overlook Park.
Be An NPS Scout Ranger!
Are you a Girl Scout? A Boy Scout?
If so, you can also become a National Park Service Scout Ranger! You can explore the many historic and natural wonders throughout the National Park System, learn about the National Park Service, and help us protect these amazing places.
You can learn more about the National Park Service Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger program here: You can download the handout that explains the program, find answers to your questions, and find out how to earn a certificate or patch (patches pictured above).
Did You Know?
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.