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Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park

#1 of 16 things to do in Paramus Features Animals
216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
+1 201-262-3771
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Nice park and picnic spot

We went as a family and wanted to see the zoo first. We were done seeing the zoo in half an hour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edison, New Jersey
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Nice small zoo in great park

I used to come to this park before they had a zoo and it was a great park. The addition of the zoo... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ocean city
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216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
+1 201-262-3771
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a family and wanted to see the zoo first. We were done seeing the zoo in half an hour. It is good for small kids. The price is reasonable 4$ for adults. There is a carousel, play grounds, water fountains for kids...More

Thank kirtimandal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to come to this park before they had a zoo and it was a great park. The addition of the zoo was a nice touch. Be aware that the park/zoo gets very crowded and parking is limited so that can be frustrating. They...More

Thank PizzaMavin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this Park when I first moved to Burgan county in Nov, of 2016. It is a big park with a 2 mile walking / jogging trail, Pound, Pick nick areas, Play sounds with a water spray area ( just spray no pool )...More

Thank thomd592
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is beautifully maintained and wonderful to visit. The employees were well-trained and good-spirited and friendly. Only 2 criticisms: there must be a better way to purchase tickets! We waited on line (in the HOT) sun for an hour which felt like much longer...More

Thank Gradintsa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Van Saun Park is a great Bergen County facility. Tax Payers money benefiting many at a reasonable fee. The Zoo, train ride, carousel, and playgrounds are truly great. All Bergen County residents should be proud of this facility.

Thank MrDavid14
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Van Saun Park is a great place to spend quality time with your family. Picnic areas, playground, zoo, train ride and a carousel. Everytime I go here I can see the improvements and it is always crowded.

Thank kto470
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous day at this park ! Although it is small it definitely has a ton to offer including an amazing train that goes around the park - a zoo with lots of animals and a carousel . Doesn't really have a restaurant so...More

Thank JetSetJessa
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Been coming here since I was a little boy with my family....now I take our grand daughter...so much to do , it is truly a gem !!!! Zoo, train ride, playgrounds , ball parks, etc.....And all is cheap !!!! I just wish they would dredge...More

Thank JCM2628
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a terrific park and zoo! Been coming here since I was a child - watched it grow and get better each and every year. Great for low key walks, children's playground, merry-go-round, and the train ride - is the exact same train I...More

1  Thank LizGeo M
Reviewed 31 May 2017

My family and I absolutely love Van Saun Park and the zoo there. There is also a train ride to take the kids on, which is great for young kids, and goes all around the perimeter of the park, and a lovely carousel ride. The...More

Thank rcs26
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26 August 2016|
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Response from Mr D | Reviewed this property |
Ditto on the food truck. Suggest picking up some sammies on the way in, or ... ...bring your own food (burgers, hotdogs and self-starting charcoal). They have free grills you can barbecue at...how much better than... More
payal c
14 June 2016|
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Response from April Rose H | Reviewed this property |
Yes but get there early especially on the weekend.
22 May 2016|
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Response from Kathy527 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure it has been a while since we rented, but I would call the office to make sure what the protocol is.