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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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Great Family Fun

Adults and children alike will enjoy this zoo. It is small, but well done and maintained. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
68carolyng
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Paramus, New Jersey
Had a few family reunions there.

Getting a permit to have family reunions is easy. If you pick a spot near the zoo and playground... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pikespat2
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Dumont, New Jersey
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (125 reviews)
“pony rides” (57 reviews)
“merry go round” (32 reviews)
LOCATION
216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
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+1 201-262-3771
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"bergen county"
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"tennis courts"
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"all ages"
in 25 reviews
"great playground"
in 15 reviews
"young children"
in 19 reviews
"petting zoo"
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"local zoo"
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"prairie dogs"
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"picnic tables"
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"small children"
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"choo choo train"
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"playground area"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Adults and children alike will enjoy this zoo. It is small, but well done and maintained. There is enough to see to keep you busy for hours. I especially love the monkeys!

Thank 68carolyng
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting a permit to have family reunions is easy. If you pick a spot near the zoo and playground there will be entertainment throughout the day for all family members no matter the age.

Thank pikespat2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found it annoying, today, that they don’t provide a map. Luckily, the zoo is small enough that you eventually see everything while wandering around. Having been to much larger zoos with higher admission prices, I was somewhat disappointed. But this zoo serves its purpose...More

Thank Cynthia F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park is wonderful for young children. There is a large playground with equipment appropriate for toddlers, as well as, older children. The zoo is also geared for families. The train and carousel are reasonably priced as well. Great for grandparents too. Judy S

2  Thank heyjude775
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a 40 minute ride to this park and it was worth it. Big playgrounds and a nice train ride around the zoo with a small splash pad available too

Thank Helen P
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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

1  Thank Puella202
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Reviewed 4 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.

2  Thank elizabeth s
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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

3  Thank Richiebeans
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Reviewed 30 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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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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