CLOSTER TOWN INFORMATION
              
                       CITY HALL            
       Closter Borough Hall:     295 Closter Dock Road, Closter, NJ. 07624   201-784-0600
       Government:                    Mayor & Council
       Type:                                  Borough
       Police Employees:           30
                       Population:                       8,383
       Land area:                         3.3 square miles
       Website:  











       LIBRARY
       Public Library:               280 High St. Closter, NJ. 07624   Phone: 201-768-4197
                 Hours:                             Mon-Tue-Wed: 9:00-9:00. Thu-Fri-Sat: 9:00-5:00
                                                         Closed Sundays.  (Closed Saturdays July & August).
                 Website:                         




















       PARKS & RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS
    Residents of Closter & the surrounding towns can enjoy a wonderful pool tucked away in the woods.
    Operated by the Closter Swim Club, the pool is open part time from Memorial Day to approx. mid-June, & full
    time from then until Labor Day. Facilities include a regulation sized pool with two low diving boards & a wading
    pool for members less than six years old. Children can take advantage of free swimming lessons and swim &  
    diving team activities. Pool area amenities include a picnic area, playground & equipment for basketball,
    horseshoes, volleyball, softball, knock hockey and more. Special events are held throughout the season.
    For fee information and to join the swim club call 201-768-1266.

    The Closter Nature Center is a beautiful oasis of woods and water in the middle of suburban Closter,
    a wonderful jewel to explore, relax or to share in its educational & environmental programs. The nature center  
    provides informative monthly lectures, walks for the general public and for school & scout groups, a summer
    program for young people, all in its 136 acres of ponds, brooks, meadows and forests to explore.     
    For more information call (201) 750-2778 or visit:   

    Also available for the publics enjoyment are acres of conservation area, 4 local parks, 5 public
    playgrounds, 4 athletic fields & an additional private swimming pool. The town employs a salaried part time
    Recreation Director, several assistants & summer staff, all in addition to a volunteer 20 member recreation
    commission & coaches.
    Programs include: Baseball softball & T-Ball in the spring, a tennis program with professional instructors for
    children, an Easter Egg Hunt, an April fishing contest at Ruckman Pond, free summer recreation program for
    children including individual/group games as well as arts & crafts plus special events such as a magic show
    petting zoo and pony rides, a Fall program for Soccer Football Cheerleading &  Fall Tennis & Roller Hockey,
    a Halloween parade, a winter sports season consists of Basketball Indoor Soccer Roller Hockey & Wrestling,       
    adult programs for Men's basketball & Men/Women's Softball and Coed Volleyball.
    Closter also has a Performing Arts program under the guidance of the Recreation Commission.  
    Parks include: Veteran's Memorial Park on Harrington Ave, Mollicone Park on Knickerbocker Road, Schauble
    Park on Bergenline Avenue, Amendola Park on Willow Road, High Street Park on High Street & Piermont Rd,
    Ruckman Park on Ruckman & Piermont Roads.     

    The public library on High St. is stocked with books as well as audio and video disks, it also offers
    educational and cultural events for children and adults.

    Nearby Closter the Demarest Nature Center offers trails and a wonderful brook & quaint hanging
    bridge connecting the west side to the eastern part of the Nature Center.
    The Tenafly Nature Center located at 313 Hudson Ave. is just a short drive from Closter, visit their website
    at:

    The JCC (Jewish Community Center) offers many sports facilities including indoor and outdoor
    swimming pools, cultural events and community recreational activities, all housed in and around its state of
    the art building and grounds located at 411 East Clinton Ave in neighboring Tenafly, just a short 10 minute
    drive from Closter. It is one of the largest such centers in Bergen County.
    For information call 201-569-7900 or visit their website at:  

    In neighboring Demarest, The Art School at Old Church is a meeting place for learning & exchanging
    artistic ideas. Located at 561 Piermont Rd. it offers various fine art classes, craft instruction, studios and
    exhibitions. It is a wonderful nonprofit-nonsectarian community educational facility.
    For information call 201-767-7160 or visit their website at:

    There are a variety of country clubs and golf courses to choose from Nearby Closter.














       HOUSES OF WORSHIP                        
  • Centennial AME Zion Church, 5 Lewis St, Closter, NJ. 07624 (201) 767-1212
  • Ellem Korean Presbyterian Church, 5 Lewis St, Closter, NJ. 07624 (201) 768-0041
  • Emmaus Mission Church, 370 Demarest Ave Closter, NJ. 07624 (201) 784-1974
  • First Congregational Church, 77 Closter Dock Rd. Closter, NJ. 07624 (201) 768-7285
  • Kingdom of God Jehovah's Witnesses, 25 Harrington Ave. Closter, NJ. (201) 768-2645
  • Korean Gillbott Church, 300 West St, Closter, NJ. 07624 (201) 784-7739
  • Reformed Church of Closter, 300 West St. Closter, NJ. 07624 (201) 768-3330
  • Sadhu Vaswani Center, Closter, NJ. 07624 (201) 768-7857
  • St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 20 Legion Pl. Closter, NJ. 07624 (201) 768-7565
  • St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 171 Closter Dock Rd. Closter, (201) 768-6310  
  • Temple Beth El of Northern Valley, 221 Schraalenburgh Rd, Closter, (201) 768-5112
  • Temple Emanu-El of Closter, 160 Piermont Rd, Closter, NJ. 07624 (201) 750-9997












       TOWN GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS
       Alpine Lodge #77, F & Am, American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary, B.P.O.E. Closter Lodge #2304,
    Belskie Museum, Closter B'nai B'rith, Closter Boy Scouts, Closter Democratic Club, Closter Girl Scouts,
    Closter Historical Society, Closter Korean Parents Organization, Closter Lions Club, Closter Nature
    Center, Closter P.T.O, Closter Rotary Club, Closter Swim Club, Closter Senior Citizens Club, Closter
    Women's Club, League of Women Voters, Republican Organization of Closter, Clsoter Animal Welfare
    Society, Closter Chamber of Commerce.


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    HOUSING INFORMATION
    Total Houses:                 2,865
    Owner Occupied:           2,424
    Renter Occupied:          365
    Vacant Units:                  76
    Tax Rate:                         2.79% of town assessed value.

    CLOSTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    Board of Education:       340 Homans Ave. Closter, NJ. 07624      Phone: 201-768-3001
                                             Office of the Superintendent of schools  Phone: 201-768-3001
                                             Website:

    Hillside Elementary School:
                                             340 Homans Ave. Closter, NJ. 07624  Phone: 201-768-3860
                               Website:

    Tenakill Middle School:
                                              275 High Street  Closter, NJ. 07624   Phone: 201-768-1332
                               Website:

    Northern Valley Regional High School:   (Demarest, Closter & Haworth)       
      150 Knickerbocker Rd. Demarest, NJ. 07627
           Website:                                                            Phone: 201-768-3200

    TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
    Buses:                           NJ Transit. Website:                                        
                                          Red & Tan. Website:                                     
                                          Both bus lines offer NYC service to the GWB and the
                                          Port Authority terminals.
    Major Highways:           9W, Palisades Interstate Parkway, Route 4, Route 17,
                                          Garden State Parkway, NJ Turnpike.
    Ferry service to NYC:  NY Waterway. Website:
    Airports:                        Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia.
    Railroads:                      NJ Transit, Amtrak.

    UTILITIES & SERVICES
    Water:               Hackensack Water Company
    Gas & Electric: P.S.E.& G and Rockland Electric
    Health:              Englewood Hospital, 350 Engle St., Englewood, NJ. 07631
                             Pascack Valley Hospital, 250 Old Hook Road, Westwood, NJ 07675
    Sanitation:       Trash/household garbage collection twice a week.
    Recycling:        Wednesday curbside pickup for recycling.  
                             Recycling Program includes: glass, aluminum, bi-metal cans, metal, plastic,      
                             cardboard, paper, magazines, grass, leaves, etc.  
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