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Brookdale Playground in Montclair and Bloomfield NJ 2016

Brookdale Park is located on Watchung Avenue and Circuit Drive, Bloomfield, NJ.  What a great renovation! This was a very nice playground and Brookdale Park itself is gorgeous.  Thanks to http://www.brookdaleparkconservancy.org/ for their efforts.  This park is popular and friendly with both playgrounds fenced.Restroom is a short walk away!Ground cover is the spongy rubbery kind. See our latest pics from our visit on 3/12/2016.

UPDATE: Pokemon Go Pokestops are here, well they are in all the parks, and we wanted to test the theory that if you are on a merry go round that counts for mileage in incubating eggs.  Well it did work for getting a fraction of a kilometer, however the kids agree they would rather walk than spin a heavy merry go round so, it isn’t the most effective way to incubate your eggs, pretty boring too.  Here’s a little montage of our pics.  It’s a great place to play and the misters were refreshing in the hot summer day, also the ice cream truck did show up on a Friday afternoon!

HUGE TIP from SEVAN one of our fellow members of the Yellow Team (Team Instinct)- Best place for Pokestops in the area is Clifton’s Town Hall area, lots of stops in one central area, a MUST SEE! Thanks Sevan! Great guy!

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Brookdale Park in Bloomfield/Montclair- Pokemon Go Adventure

At the center of the playground you can sit on edge of this area to view all parts of the playground.

View of Swings via Central area in middle of playground

View of Big Kid Swings via Central area in middle of playground

Another view from center of playground

Another view from center of playground (little kid area view)

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Little Kid Area (2)

Little Kid Area (1)

Little Kid Area (1)

Little Kid Swings

Little Kid Swings (bucket style)

Little Kid Area (3) - Cute Structures for Toddlers to Climb

Little Kid Area (3) – Cute Structures for Toddlers to Climb with shade for sunny days

Big Kid Area (Taller Structures) (1)

Big Kid Area (Taller Structures) (1)

Giant Spider Web Climbing Structure

Giant Spider Web Climbing Structure

Big Kid Area (2)

Big Kid Area (2)

Big Kid Area (3)

Big Kid Area (3)

Having Fun (Big Kid Area)

Having Fun (Big Kid Area)

Bathrooms - short walk

Bathrooms – short walk

Merry-Go-Round in NJ!

Merry-Go-Round in NJ!

Here are some more details from the Essex County Parks Website:
“Brookdale Park is located in the northernmost part of the eastern section of Essex County, bordered by Watchung Avenue, Grove Street, and Bellevue Avenue, and lies within the municipalities of Montclair and Bloomfield. It is the third largest park in the county system, containing 121.41 acres.”

• 1½ mile fitness course.
• Synthetic ¼ mile running track and football field.
• Soccer & softball fields.
• Archery field.
• Bike races.
• Grandstand
• Fieldhouse.
• Interpretative Trail.
• Playground.
• 11 Tennis Courts.
• Formal rose garden with over 100 different species.
• Favorite park for summer concerts and Fourth of July celebrations.

Video

Hey Essex County parks, can we expect some water in the water fountains?  Please let us know in the comments if the Water Fountains are LIVE yet!

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2 comments to Brookdale Playground in Montclair and Bloomfield NJ 2016

  • Melissa M

    There is no shade at this playground since the renovations have been done.

  • Shannon B

    It’s a very nice playground, but a total miss to spend so much on the renovation, and to not incorporate some sort of shade. I live near the park, and have been driving to Edgemont playground all summer, because Brookdale is way too hot. Such a bummer.

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