Riverside County Park.
Like another county park near me, Overpeck, this one
is located near a body of water—in this case, the Passaic River.
Since 2003, the Bergen County Department of Parks has joined
with the Passaic River Rowing Association (PRRA) to offer community rowing programs
to the general public.
On my visit, I took this photo of the Bergen County Rowing
Center. The two-story, 14,285-square-foot facility, designed by Clarke Caton
Hintz Architects and Peterson Architects, was completed this past September, at
a cost of in 2022 $7 million. It replaced a one-story 2,600 sq. ft. structure
used as a makeshift boat storage facility.
The expanded facility should provide more efficient
and increased boat storage, as well as improved instructional and community
spaces, while expanding recreational access to the Passaic River.