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Open / Closed in the Park:
Alpine Approach Road south of Park Headquarters is CLOSED TO ALL USE from Monday, February 27, for approx. 6–8 weeks for major road reconstruction.
Due to hazardous conditions, this closure will be strictly enforced. Violators are subject to summonses.
See the Parkway Police Twitter feed for updates.
|Allison Park: Open daylight hours. Restrooms closed for season.|
|Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for season.|
|Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No vehicle access until reopening of Henry Hudson Drive. Pavilion restrooms closed for season (parking plaza restrooms remain open). 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 closed for season.|
|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: Closed for season.|
|Henry Hudson Drive: Due to recent winter storm, all riverfront park areas remain CLOSED TO VEHICLES through the weekend of Mar. 18–19. Alpine Approach Road south of Park Headquarters CLOSED TO ALL USE from Monday, February 27, for approx. 6–8 weeks. Englewood to Alpine closed to motor vehicles for season.|
|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. Restrooms closed for season (Port-A-Johns available).|
|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.|
Sidebar last updated:
March 22, 2017.
The information posted here is subject to change without notice.
From 1900 to 1937, the Commissioners of the Palisades Interstate Park consisted of two separate bodies, the New York and New Jersey Commissions (though they generally had identical personnel). In 1937, the two states authorized a Compact to create a single Palisades Interstate Park Commission as a joint corporate municipal instrumentality of the States of New Jersey and New York, and the President of the United States approved the joint resolution granting consent of Congress to the Compact. The Compact provided that the Palisades Interstate Park continue to exist and be maintained in the two States as an Interstate Park. The States pledged faithful cooperation in the future planning, improvement, development, maintenance, government, and management of the park.
The Governor of New York and the Governor of New Jersey each appoints five Commissioners to the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, who serve staggered five-year terms. The Commissioners serve without pay.
The main offices for the Palisades Interstate Park Commission are at the Administration Building at Bear Mountain State Park, in Bear Mountain, New York 10911-0427.
845-786-2701 | Fax: 845-786-2776
James F. Hall
- David H. Mortimer, President
- S. Lloyd Tulp, Vice President
- D. Bryce O’Brien, Treasurer
- Philip H. White, Secretary
- Barnabas McHenry
- James E. Hanson II
- Sophie Heymann
- Keith J. Cornell
- Jeanette A. Redden
- Steven B. Harz
The Commission’s New Jersey offices are at Park Headquarters in Alpine, New Jersey.
Please visit the Palisades Parks Conservancy for information about all of the parks and historic sites managed by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, in both New York and New Jersey — and learn how you can get involved in their continued preservation and development.
“The Palisades Interstate Park Commission shall preserve natural, historic, and cultural resources, and provide for their use by the public for recreational and educational purposes.”
Notice of Regular Meetings of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, pursuant to N.J.S.A., et seq. and Chapter 511 of the New York Laws of 1976:
The New Jersey Open Public Meetings Law provides that “At least once each year … following the annual organization and reorganization meeting of a public body … every public body shall post and maintain posted throughout the year … a schedule of regular meetings of public body to be held during the succeeding year.”
- Monday, February 27*, 2017 at 12 PM: Fort Lee Historic Park, Fort Lee, New Jersey.
- Monday, April 17, 2017 at 12 PM: National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, New Windsor, New York.
- Monday, June 19, 2017 at 12 PM: Sterling Forest State Park, Tuxedo, New York.
- Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12 PM: Bear Mountain Inn, Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain, New York.
- Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12 PM: Fort Lee Historic Park, Fort Lee, New Jersey.
*Presidents Day falls on the 3rd Monday of February; therefore, the meeting will be held on the 4th Monday.
This public interest group usually meets the second Thursday afternoon of the month at New Jersey Park Headquarters. Advisory Council members are appointed by the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection.
Meetings are open to the public and provide a forum for interested persons to voice their concerns about the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.
Because schedules can change due to holidays and the like, and meeting times and places sometimes vary, visitors are advised to call ahead to confirm meetings: 201-768-1360.
CAC Council Members:
- Kevin Tremble, chairperson
- Geoffrey Browne
- Daniel D. Chazin
- Susan Gordon
- Martha Lieblich