Washington Crossing Park Association of NJ

The Washington Crossing Park Association of New Jersey (WCPA) works to preserve, enhance and advocate for the park and the history it represents. The Association strives to educate citizens and enrich their quality of life through knowledge and exposure to the park.


About the Park

The Washington Crossing State Park of NJ is the site of one of the most important events of the American Revolution—the Christmas Crossing of 1776.

Originally preserved for its historical significance, the park is also well known for its trails and wildlife habitat. It supports an interesting assortment of plants and a splendid variety of spring and summer wildflowers. Among the most notable species of wildlife are whitetail deer, fox, raccoon, great-horned owl, screech owl, red-tailed hawk, red-shouldered hawk and Eastern bluebird. The park is popular for picnicking and, in the winter, for cross-country skiing.

You can visit the park's official state website here, or download a map of the park here. You can also visit our Meetup site to learn about and register for events and activities at the park!



Our Work
Our young organization has been able to accomplish a lot over these past few years. Here are some of the projects that we've recently completed:
 
  • Repainting of the Johnson Ferry House
  • Renovation of the Sullivan Grove Pavilion Roof
  • New Park Kiosks
  • Bluebird Houses
  • Milkweed Plantings for Monarchs
  • Bat Houses (in collaboration with Boy Scout Troop 1776)
  • Tai Chi & Yoga Classes on the Delaware
  • Nelson House Pollinator Garden
  • Washington Arboretum Restoration
  • Park Clean Ups
  • Programming for Families & Children (Revolutionary War Weekend)
  • Programs featuring Historical Literature
  • Signage to Support Honey Bees
  • Nelson House Pollinator Garden