Public Tour Scheduled for Sunday, December 1
Join Great Falls Youth Corps Volunteers for "A Stroll Through History-The Paterson Great Falls Orientation Tour." Meet at the Paterson Museum, 2 Market St, Paterson, NJ 07501 at 1PM. 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.
Picture yourself standing at the Great Falls overlook today. What do you see, feel and experience? Now imagine what this place will look like 20 years from now. What changes in your view?
These questions about the future of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park are being explored right now and we invite you to be part of creating that vision as we start the General Management Plan.
A General Management Plan (GMP) lays out a vision and guides decision making to get there over the next 20 years. All units of the national park system are required to have a GMP that address resource protection, visitor use, facilities and boundary.
We invite you to review our Fall 2012 Newsletter for an update on our progress. In this newsletter, you'll find a review of our first year's accomplishments, a summary of your comments and suggestions from our public open houses, and an update on our planning progress.
The Federal Advisory Commission purpose is to advise the Secretary of the Interior/National Park Service in the development and implementation of the management plan.
Click here for information on how to provide comments for Commission meetings.
The Commission's 2014 meeting dates have yet to be determined.
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.