Palisades Nature Preserve (North Bergen)

The Community Planning Assistance Program was invited by the Coalition to Preserve the Palisades, Inc. to develop a community vision plan for a 6.55 acre site that lies on the Palisades Cliffs, a line of steep cliffs formed about 200 million years ago. Part of the James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park, the site is owned by Hudson County, but is currently closed to visitors. CPAP volunteers: conducted field visits to determine the existing site conditions; obtained and reviewed existing mapping and historical documents of the site; created and implemented a community visioning process in an effort to determine the community’s thoughts, concerns, and ideas for the site, and use the community’s voice as the foundation of this vision plan; and created the vision plan. The community visioning process included creation of and meetings with a steering committee that included the Hudson County parks and planning departments, and conduct of a public meeting. The vision plan included: a vision statement; conceptual designs and recommendations; project phasing and cost estimates; estimated project timeline; and funding options.

Final Report