Leonia, NJ 05 Aug
Overpeck Park is the perfect destination for both old and young. The park features walking paths, kayak and canoe rentals, and a most enjoyable, original playground.
When arriving at the roundabout which has a sign for Overpeck Park, make a right and cross over the two wooden bridges. The first parking lot is for Overpeck Park Kayak Center. They rent out canoes as well as both single and tandem kayaks. They have a limited amount of tandem kayaks. It is always smart to arrive early to ensure availability. There is no reserving in advance. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 5 are not allowed onto the boats.
There is a scenic walkway alongside the water that leads to the playground. You can also drive to the playground and park there. The playground is huge! There is a large climbing area, a toddler climbing area, swings, a monkey bar area and the highlight of the park; the four connected 15 foot rope climbing structures with a small trampoline in the center. Children feel a real sense of accomplishment when they reach the top of the tower.
Monday-Tuesday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday: 2:00 p.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Last boat rental is two hours before closing.
$15 per paddler for up to 2 hours.
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 30 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Monsey: 35 minutes