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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).

New Jersey Headquarters, Palisades Interstate Park Commission

Built in the 1920s as a private residence, this stone building houses the Parkway Police and Parkway Police Court and, upstairs, the New Jersey offices of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. The Park Headquarters is at Exit 2 of the Palisades Interstate Parkway, at the top of Alpine Approach Road in Alpine, New Jersey (directions).


GPS: 40.952950, -73.920458

Headquarters main office: 201-768-1360

Park Headquarters. Cyclists outside of Park Headquarters in Alpine, New Jersey. Park Headquarters.

The Parkway Police desk is staffed at all times: 201-768-6001. The Parkway Police Court number is 201-768-8702.

Administrative offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM except on New Jersey State holidays (marked on our calendar, or click here for a listing). The main office number is 201-768-1360, and our general email account is mail@njpalisades.org. (Click here for a contact directory for all park departments.)

Public restrooms and a drinking fountain are available, and meetings of various groups, including the Citizen’s Advisory Council, are held in the building’s courtroom and in a smaller upstairs conference room.

The first snowfall of the season at Park Headquarters.

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