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How will COVID-19 Affect My Visit?

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The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. Since the City of Paterson owns the park property, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance from the Federal Government, State Government and the City of Paterson and are regularly monitored. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public and workspaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ) has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

For More Information About Covid-19:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -
State and local public health authorities -

Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted on our website and on our social media platforms - on Facebook Twitter - and Instagram -

Additional Information:

*Portable toilets available at Overlook Park parking lot at 72 McBride Avenue. They will be unlocked from 9:00AM - 4:00PM, staff permitting.* Please plan ahead and "go before you visit." Please note, the toilets and office will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day, though the grounds will remain open.

Please assist the City of Paterson in their trash collection efforts by practicing Leave No Trace principles (carry out your trash).
A link to the 7 principles of Leave No Trace:

Hours of Operation:
The grounds are open from sunrise to sunset.


Monday- Sunday parking is available at Overlook Park (72 McBride Avenue Extension) and limited parking along Maple Street and Hinchliffe Stadium, also along Maple Street.
Saturday-Sunday, additional parking may be available at the Franklin Mill parking lot, which is the next lot down the street from the lot at Overlook Park. The address for the Franklin Mill is 22 Mill Street, Paterson, NJ but the parking lot is on McBride Avenue Extension.

To Visit the Park Virtually: - park website - Mill Mile free virtual tour app…/learn/photosmultimedia/multimedia.htm - short videos - Earthcam - National Park Service website.


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Last updated: July 22, 2021

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72 McBride Avenue Extension
Paterson , NJ 07501



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