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Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park

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216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
+1 201-262-3771
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Zoo and walking park

Great place to walk and chill. The zoo is cute. They have pony rides for the kids. The park,in May... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bbechelli
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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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Review of playground, splash pad, and carousel

Went here today with family. Was very impressed with the playground it was huge! Was the size of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Puella202
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Warren, Rhode Island
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  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
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“train ride” (124 reviews)
“pony rides” (56 reviews)
“merry go round” (32 reviews)
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216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to walk and chill. The zoo is cute. They have pony rides for the kids. The park,in May, is absolutely beautiful. Parking is not a problem. Has much to offer. Great place for the family or even a date.

Thank bbechelli
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here today with family. Was very impressed with the playground it was huge! Was the size of about three playgrounds put together !! Tried splah pad, was a few sprays. Not inpressed and small. My water loving daughter was not into it at all....More

Thank Puella202
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Don’t miss the petting zoo, or the train ride or the age appropriate play grounds, or the ice cream. I have taken my own kids hears many times, now I take my grandkids.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

While this site may not be that large as its close cousins in New York City, the Van Saun Zoo is a staple on any Bergen County native's childhood. The free-roaming peacocks and the strawberry FrozFruit bars are ingrained in my memory, perfect for 90-degree...More

2  Thank Richiebeans
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

In need of a impromptu family picnic venue, Van Saun Park is the place. If you want to spend just 2 hours or the entire day, this place has so much to offer. Apart from the children’s play area, the pony ride, carousel and train...More

Thank Shrirupa C
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We've been coming to Van Saun Park/Zoo for YEARS! It's a nice, small, doable zoo. Over the years, they've added admission, starting in May. They also added a carousel. We went today (4/29/18), before they started charging. Actually, unbeknownst to us, it was Autism Awareness...More

Thank MEEEK
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is definitely worth the trip. The animal exhibits are conveniently close together. Very good zoo for young children. There is a five minute train ride around the zoo that is enjoyable for all ages.

Thank zachary p
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Great for taking the kids and now grandkids. Get close to the animals, feed the ducks take train ride. We can come here over and over again.

Thank johnberndt
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Long time summer spot for Bergen County. The little zoo is the biggest attraction for young children. But I still like it!

Thank Salvatore F
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great park, kids get up close and personal to the animals. Love the train ride. Next door a great playground and carousel ride.

Thank foreverclay
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Karen O
13 April 2018|
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Response from Thomas H | Reviewed this property |
They are open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Monica C
18 January 2018|
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Response from William I | Reviewed this property |
Well it is the dead of winter. Most zoo animals are not out.
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catrine111
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
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