County of Passaic

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The Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs (DCHA) creates and maintains a flourishing cultural landscape throughout Passaic County. As the designated proponent for the County’s heritage and the agent for arts and history programming, the DCHA is responsible for developing, promoting, and implementing an extensive public programs calendar and heritage tourism campaign to encourage public awareness and visitation to the County’s various historic sites. Through this ongoing endeavor, the DCHA maintains these sites for Passaic County residents and visitors to enjoy today and will ensure that these sites are preserved for the benefit of future generations. 

The County of Passaic has been awarded the 2022 Merit Award by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for the restoration of the Gardens at Dey Mansion Washington’s Headquarters. The Gardens were designed by the Olmsted Brother’s Firm in 1935 and completed by the County with assistance from the Works Progress Administration in 1941.


    Garret Mountain Reservation

    Goffle Brook Park

    Gardens at Dey Mansion


The Olmsted Network

Our organization works with partners across the globe to champion Olmsted parks and places.