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Brookdale Park, Bloomfield & Montclair, NJ

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Brookdale Park is located on Watchung Avenue and Circuit Drive, Bloomfield, NJ.  This was a very nice playground (2 separate ones) 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.  (school age- isn’t completely fenced). Kids had a great time here, lots of places to run, and a semi-nearby restroom to the pre-school one.  Tough on the stroller though, a little rocky but we did ok with the graco duoglider which is falling apart on us due to lots of use.  Thanks Mamino for the recommendation!
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.

From the Essex County Parks Website: Park Map
Local online resources for parents:
Barista Kids
Suzy Said Montclair Edition

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