| Woodland Park is a suburban town of mountain and river edge neighborhoods. The
Borough of Woodland Park is one of sixteen municipalities in
Passaic County. The Borough is located in the northeastern section
of New Jersey and the lower end of the county, about 20 miles
west of New York City.
access is provided by Interstate 80 in the northern edge of
town and U.S. 46 along the southern border. Natural features
form the Boroughs other two borders: Garret Mountain on
the east and the Passaic River on the west.
Woodland Park is situated
southwest of the City of Paterson, New Jerseys third most populous
city. To the east is the City of Clifton. To the south and west
are the Township of Little Falls and Totowa Borough, respectively.
The postal zip code, 07424, is shared with
Little Falls. But, efforts continue to
get the United States Postal Service to assign a unique zip
code to the municipality.
The Borough is almost three square
miles in size. The population in the 2010 U.S. Census, 11,819, makes us the seventh highest in the county. The previous census in 2000 was 10,987, indicating a population increase of 7.6 percent.
We are in the eighth most populated county in the state. But, Passaic County is only the fourth largest in land area.
Though Woodland Park is a highly developed
municipality, with a mixture of residential, retail, office,
and industrial properties, a significant portion of the Borough
remains open space due to municipal parkland, two County parks,
and a two reservoirs.
Formerly West Paterson
West Paterson’s name was changed to the Borough of Woodland Park, effective January 1, 2009.
A referendum on the Nov. 4, 2008 General Election ballot, calling for the name change, resulted in a majority of the registered voters in favor of changing the name of the borough: 2,136 Yes to 2,111 No. On Dec. 17, 2008, the Mayor and Council approved a resolution accepting the election results, officially declaring Woodland Park as the borough’s new name.
A second referendum was placed on the Nov. 3, 2009 General Election ballot seeking to have the borough’s name revert back to West Paterson. Voters defeated the question: 2,248 No to 2,216 Yes. Therefore, the borough’s official name remaines Woodland Park.