Seasonal job positions for 2016 are posted on our Employment page.
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! Click here to learn more about this important topic.
Open / Closed in the Park:
See the Parkway Police Twitter feed for updates.
Parking fee collection begins Memorial Day Weekend. Parking fees are cash only (except metered parking).
|Allison Park: Open daylight hours.|
|Alpine Boat Basin: Gas dock open Mon. to Thu. 9 AM – 4:30 PM, Fri. to Sun. 9 AM – 5:30 PM. Gas dock is inaccessible at low spring tides (around a new or full moon). 201-321-9055.|
|Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. $5 parking, weekends & holidays. Kearney House open most weekend and holiday afternoons.|
|Englewood Boat Basin: Please please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328.|
|Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. $5 parking. Snack Shack open Tues. to Thu. 10 AM – 5 PM, Fri. to Sun. 10 AM – 7 PM (regular parking fee applies).|
|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. $20 trailer launch, $10 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. 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. $10 parking, weekends & holidays. $5 parking, weekdays.|
|State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open 9:30 AM – 5 PM. 201-750-0465.|
|Trails: Open daylight hours.|
|Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.|
Sidebar last updated:
May 23, 2016.
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
- Philip H. White, President
- David H. Mortimer, Vice President
- S. Lloyd Tulp, Treasurer
- Barnabas McHenry
- James E. Hanson II
- Sophie Heymann
- Keith J. Cornell
- D. Bryce O’Brien
- 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 22*, 2016 at 12 PM: Fort Lee Historic Park, Fort Lee, New Jersey.
- Monday, April 18, 2016 at 12 PM: A. K. Morgan Overlook Lodge, Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain, New York.
- Monday, June 20, 2016 at 12 PM: Sam’s Point, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Ellenville, New York.
- Monday, September 19, 2016 at 12 PM: Bear Mountain Inn, Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain, New York.
- Monday, November 21, 2016 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