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Harrington Park is a quaint
residential town formed in 1094 from parts of Harrington Township,
Washington Township and the Borough of Closter. It is known for
outstanding schools and a strong community spirit that reveals
itself in abundant volunteer services and recreational activities
for residents. Shopping is limited, with most resident traveling
to nearby towns like Cresskill and Closter for retail needs.
Harrington Park Population:
Harrington Park Median
Harrington Park Schools:
Harrington Park public schools serve students in grades kindergarten
through eight. High school students attend Northern Valley Regional
High School at Old Tappan.
• Harrington Park School (K-8)
• Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan (9-12)
Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan has received
the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States
Department of Education, the highest award an American school
can receive. It was ranked 18th among public high schools in
the state out of 316 schools surveyed in 2008 by New Jersey Monthly
magazine. The school offers top-ranked sports teams for boys
and girls, and a nationally known music program with a competitive
wind symphony and an acclaimed string ensemble.
Harrington Park Transportation and
New Jersey Transit and private bus services provide transportation between Harrington
Park and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.
Train service from New Jersey Transit runs from nearby Westwood and Hillsdale
to Midtown Manhattan, taking about 60 minutes. MTA Metro-North Railroad service
can be found across the Tappan Zee Bridge from Harrington Park in Tarrytown,
The New York Metropolitan area’s three major airports – Newark Liberty
International, JFK International and La Guardia Airport, can be reached in under
45 minutes by car.
Ferry riders can reach 39th Street in Manhattan from a departure point in Edgewater.
The ride takes about 15 minutes.
Harrington Park Health
Bergen Regional Medical Center
The largest hospital in the state and the largest licensed nursing
home, Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus offers extensive
behavioral health services, a full-service emergency department,
up-to-date operating suites and 21 outpatient specialties in
Harrington Park Cultural and
The Harrington Park Recreation Commission, made up of volunteer
residents appointed by the mayor, oversees the maintenance of
town parks, fields, playgrounds, and facilities, as well as the
scheduling of all activities at these locations. Seasonal sports
include baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, tennis, fishing,
and ice skating. The commission also presents special activities
such as the annual town picnic and the fishing contest in May.
The volunteer-run Harrington Park Swim Club provides recreational,
instructional and competitive swimming and diving opportunities
to members and their families of all ages from Memorial Day Weekend
through Labor Day. A volleyball court, playground, ping pong
tables and locker/shower facilities also are available.
Club 60 welcomes all senior citizens to meet the second Friday
of every month except July and August. Trips are organized throughout
The Harrington Park Public Library, which is part of the Bergen
County Cooperative Library System, offers books for borrowers,
as well as educational and cultural activities to promote life-long
learning for residents.
Friends of the Library, which meets the second Monday of every
month, focuses on fundraising for the Harrington Park Public
Library, particularly for children’s programs that cannot
be fully supported through the regular opening budget.
The all-volunteer Ambulance Corps, made of trained Harrington
Park residents, provides round-the-clock emergency service to
residents and visitors.
The Garden Club, which meets monthly, concentrates on town beautification
and special projects, with lectures, demonstrations, floral competitions,
and a town-wide holiday decorating contest.
The Home and School Association is an alliance of parents and
teachers that promotes the all-around welfare of children through
the optimal use of school facilities, achieved by fundraising
activities that support cultural events and other enrichment
programs for youngsters.
The Junior Women’s Club provides fundraising and social
efforts that improve life in Harrington Park by offering opportunities
to help people in need.
Harrington Park Entertainment:
Some dining is available in Harrington Park, with options that include family
style restaurants and American cuisine. For more options, residents travel to
Cresskill to find a mix of fine dining, casual eateries, cafes, and bars. In
Closter, another nearby town, residents find a wide array of restaurants with
Japanese, Korean and Italian food among the many offerings in a variety of settings.
Many Harrington Park residents also shop in Closter, where stores for everyday
needs like supermarkets and auto shops mingle with specialized boutiques in the
central business district.
The latest films play at Clearview’s Closter Cinema 4 in town.
The state’s largest shopping mall, Westfield Garden State Plaza, located
in Paramus, is one of five major shopping malls in Bergen County.