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The NJ Palisades Guide app is now available for both iPhone & Android, with hiking trails color-coded to trail blazes, custom markers and information about points of interest, descriptions and map overlays of popular hikes, and more!


Park Maps


Open / Closed in the Park:

Updated: June 23, 2017

Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Gas dock open 9 AM – 4:30 PM on Thu. | 9 AM – 5:30 PM, Fri to Sun | closed Mon, Tue, Wed. Parking fee $5 (cash only), weekends & holidays.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fee $5 (cash only), weekends & holidays. Kearney House open most weekend and holiday afternoons.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328. Parking fee $5 (cash only), Fri to Tue.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fee $5 (cash only), Fri to Tue. Snack Shack open 10 AM – 4 PM, Tue to Fri | 10 AM – 6 PM, Sat & Sun | closed Mon. (Regular parking fee applies for Snack Shack customers.)
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Metered parking, 7 days (click here for rates). Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM.

Parking Restrictions
WEEKDAYS: Public parking in south lot only.

Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required).
Hazard’s Ramp: Open daylight hours. Parking fees (cash only), Fri to Tue, $20 for trailer launch, $10 for car-top launch.
Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours.
Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs.
Park Headquarters: Administrative offices open Mon to Fri, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except New Jersey State holidays. Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201-768-6001. Click here for Court information.
Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fees (cash only), $10 weekends & holidays, $5 Mon, Tue, Fri.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn (State Line Café & bookshop) open 7 days, 9:30 AM – 5 PM.
Trails: Open daylight hours.

Ongoing Project
ONGOING: Intermittent closures on Shore Trail from Englewood to Ross Dock for construction.

Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.

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Allison Park is an 8-acre scenic cliff-top park area overlooking the Hudson River in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, with paved walkways, ornamental gardens, restrooms, and drinking fountains. Allison Park is just south of St. Peter’s College, with access for hikers from the Long Path and for pedestrians, cyclists, and cars via Allison Park Road from Hudson Terrace (directions). There is no fee for admission or parking.

Grounds are open year-round during daylight hours. Restrooms are closed from November through April. Picnicking is permitted, but tables are not provided. Barbecues are not permitted. Pets are not permitted, and bicycles are not permitted beyond the parking area.


GPS: 40.870044, -73.952497

For current hours of operation at Allison Park, please check the sidebar >

Allison Park. Allison Park memorial plaque. Allison Park Restrooms.


Allison Park was named for William O. Allison (1849–1924), the first mayor of Englewood Cliffs and a leader in preserving Palisades lands. Allison once had an estate here (some of the buildings from his estate are still standing, though the main house burned in 1903).

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace and St. Peter’s College (the school’s main campus is in Jersey City) own the property just north of Allison Park — the only private property along the Palisades summit from Fort Lee to the New York state line.

Click to download an advisory for park visitors (about ticks, poison ivy, and other concerns).

Advisory for hikers (.pdf)


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