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Eagle Rock Reservation
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location West Orange, Montclair and Verona, New Jersey
Nearest city Newark
Coordinates 40°48′41″N 74°14′24″W / 40.81139°N 74.24°W / 40.81139; -74.24Coordinates: 40°48′41″N 74°14′24″W / 40.81139°N 74.24°W / 40.81139; -74.24
Area 408 acres (165 ha)
Governing body Essex County

Eagle Rock Reservation is a 408.33 acre (165.25 ha) forest reserve and recreational park located primarily in the Essex County, New Jersey communities of West Orange, Montclair, and Verona. The land is owned and administered by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.

The skyline of New York City and Newark seen from Eagle Rock

On October 20, 2002, Essex County Executive James W. Treffinger, along with many local residents and dignitaries, dedicated a section of the reservation — which overlooks the Manhattan skyline — to a memorial built in honor of those killed during the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks. The names of all who perished at the World Trade Center or on the two planes that crashed into the twin towers are permanently inscribed in a marble memorial. The reservation is named after the Eagle Rock, a bare rock looking down from the mountain, which is used to form the boundary between Montclair and West Orange.

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