Your Slip Is Showing — at River Barge Park in Carlstadt


The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission will hold information sessions on 17  boat slip rentals at the NJMC’s new River Barge Park on Wednesday, March 14, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 17, at 9 a.m.

The March 14 meeting will be held at the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. The March 17 session will take place at River Barge Park, off Outwater Lane in Carlstadt. The seasonal rentals offer the first new slips in the Meadowlands District in a decade.
The maximum boat length for each slip is 28 feet. The marina includes a launch ramp, waste disposal system, a wash-out yard and a hose bib on the courtesy dock. Electrical service is not available on the docks. 
River Barge Park is the NJMC’s latest urban environmental jewel. The 5.5-acre park includes a paddling ramp, riverfront promenade with seating, catch-and-release fishing, park trail, education pavilion, historical and interpretive signage, and native plants. 

The park is lined by old ballasts, channel markers and other nautical artifacts salvaged from the Barge Club, an iconic Meadowlands restaurant during the 1970s and 1980s that previously occupied the site. The property’s rich history extends back to the 1940s, when it was part of Sky Harbor, a seaplane base that trained hundreds of aviators, including U.S. and Canadian fliers during World War II.  
For those who cannot attend the information sessions, an overview and frequently asked questions sheet will be available beginning on March 14 at For more information contact Lisa Cameron at 201-460-4658 or

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