America's New National Park

The Paterson Great Falls is the most historic place that virtually no one in America has ever heard of, let alone visited. Soon that will change. On November 7, 2011, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar dedicated America's newest national park. It will be a National Park like no other. Learn more.

Building for the Future

To celebrate Paterson's past, we look to the future. The Paterson National Park will be a vital contributing part of the community. The National Park will provide a vehicle for economic progress and a source of local pride, and the Park will help transform the image of Paterson for living and investment. Learn more.


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Ribbon Cutting at Mary Ellen Kramer Park

The first phase of improvements to the National Park was completed this summer, and we celebrated with a ribbon-cutting cermony on August 28.

Great Falls/Great Food/Great Stories is a new project for Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park: a platform that connects the historical and environmental narratives of the Great Falls to contemporary life in Paterson, NJ, through the lens of food. Look for new signage at local restaurants, new community partnerships, and a social media campaign that brings the National Park into the streets of Paterson.