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At this time of year, it is common to encounter what may appear to be sick, injured, or orphaned young animals in the park. Most often, these animals are fine and should be left alone!
Injured Animal Information
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Open / Closed in the Park:

Road Closed
Alpine Approach Road south of Park Headquarters is CLOSED TO ALL USE for major road reconstruction.
Projected reopening: May 1 (weather and other factors permitting – please check back for updates).

WARNING!
Due to hazardous conditions, this closure will be strictly enforced. Violators are subject to summonses.

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NOTE: THE PARK’S SPRING OPERATING SEASON BEGINS MAY 1

Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for season.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No motor vehicle access until reopening of Henry Hudson Drive. All restrooms closed for season. Kearney House closed for season. 
Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Snack Shack open 10 AM – 4 PM Tues. – Fri., 10 AM – 6 PM weekends (closed Mondays).
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Metered parking (year-round, click here for rates). Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM. 201-461-1776.
Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required). 201-784-0484.
Hazard’s Ramp: Open daylight hours.
Henry Hudson Drive: Edgewater park entrance to Englewood Cliffs park entrance open daylight hours. Alpine Approach Road south of Park Headquarters CLOSED TO ALL USE (projected reopening: May 1). Englewood to Alpine CLOSED TO MOTOR VEHICLES for construction (projected reopening: May 1).
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. 201-768-1360. Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201-768-6001. Click here for Court information.
Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn (State Line Cafe & bookshop) open 9:30 AM – 5 PM. 201-750-0465.
Trails: Open daylight hours. Trail construction with intermittent closures on the Shore Trail between Ross Dock and Englewood.
Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No motor vehicle access until reopening of Henry Hudson Drive.

Last updated April 21, 2017 (subject to change without notice).

All permanent positions in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey are filled through the New Jersey State Civil Service Commission.


Throughout the year, we rely on hourly and seasonal employees to supplement the work of our permanent staff. Job listings, when available, are posted below.


State Line Lookout & Concessions

Trail Crew & Outdoor Programs


Note: On each application, you must indicate a single position for which you are applying, or your application will not be considered.

This page last updated: April 20, 2017


 

Concession Attendant

28 hours per week, $10.00 per hour.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Must be able to work weekends and holidays.

Contact: Carson Mitchell: 201-750-0465

Click to download an application. For Position Applied For, write Concession Attendant

Concession attendants staff and operate park concession stands. Concession attendants assist with food preparation and service. Concession attendants help maintain a clean and safe environment for patrons and operate cash registers.

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Trail Crew Member

28 hours per week (Tuesday – Friday, must work occasional weekends and evenings), $11.00 per hour.

Applicants must indicate available start date. Position runs until December for non-students.

Start Date: Tuesday, April 4
Start Date: Tuesday, May 23

Members of the NJ Palisades Trail Crew are responsible for the maintenance of the park’s 30+ miles of hiking trails. Crewmembers will be trained on-the-job in methods of trail maintenance and construction and the safe and proper use of all related equipment. Crewmembers will also learn about the NJ Palisades trail system, various species of flora and fauna, geology, history, and rules and regulations pertaining to the NJ Palisades, and will occasionally assist with park programs. Experience is a plus, but not required.

Duties:

Requirements:

Note: Those with severe reactions to poison ivy, bees, wasps, and the like should reconsider applying.

Contact: Christina Fehre | 201-615-9226

Click to download an application. For Position Applied For, write Trail Crew Member.

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