About This Place
Ridgefield Park is a village in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. The population was 12,729 at the 2010 United States Census. Of 566 municipalities statewide, Ridgefield Park is only one of three with a village type of government in New Jersey, along with Loch Arbour and Ridgewood.
The village's Fourth of July Parade, first established in 1894, is said to be the longest continuously celebrated such event in New Jersey and one of the oldest in the country. The village eliminated its July 4th fireworks in 2009, citing the $50,000 cost in the face of the difficult economy, but committed to retain its parade.
Ridgefield Park is located at 40°51′26″N 74°01′27″W / 40.857119°N 74.024272°W / 40.857119; -74.024272 (40.857119, -74.024272).