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Grover Cleveland Park, Essex Fells

The Grover Cleveland Park is located at  Brookside Avenue & Runnymede Road, Essex Fells.
You can find a map of the park on the county web-site http://www.essex-countynj.org/p/parks/sites/maps/grovercleveland.jpg

This is a gorgeous county park and playground!
Visit the County website for more information on it’s history and development http://www.essex-countynj.org/p/index.php?section=parks/sites/gr&ImgLoc=images/gr

Update: Pokestops at Grover Cleveland Park! Enjoy the park and catch some pokemon!
2016 pics of our Pokemon Go adventure are below! Magmar were spotted at this pokestop.  Great mixed age playground, where the little ones can play in the fenced area, and the older ones can walk around!

 

Pokemon Go at Grover Cleveland Park Caldwell NJ

Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell Essex Fells looking for Pokemon

Ingress Map: (We did ingress for a short while prior to Pokemon Go, it is what pokemon go is based on and the maps are a perfect resource for finding pokestops) Here’s a screenshot of the area around Grover Cleveland Park.

Grover Cleveland Park Area Ingress Map

Ingress Map of Grover Cleveland Park and Surrounding Area


Grover Cleveland Park NJ

7yo kids without smartphones not playing Pokemon Go

Pokemon Grover Cleveland Park

Pokemon by Playground at Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell NJ

The playground area is fully fenced with a cushiony solid rubber surfacing – no mulch!  There is a beautiful building just outside the fencing that houses bathrooms and kid size picnic tables.  There’s also a port-a-john for days when that building is closed.  The playground has two large new structures with a gazillion climbing options and really fun slides and bridges and all sorts of things to explore.  There are a ton of swings including two fun tire swings.  Lots of benches provide places for adults to rest and relax. The setting is amazing, a beautiful brook meanders past the playground (outside the fencing!) and the whole park is beautifully landscaped. It was immaculate when we visited and everything was in bloom.  A great place to play!

Playground Equipment:

Climbing:  stairs, climbing walls, all sorts of ladders, corkscrew poles, jungle gyms and monkey bars, pull up bars, bridges, fireman’s poles and more

Slides: Corkscrew slides, a REALLY steep chute slide, twisty chute slides, toddler sized slides, TONS of slides in general

Swings:  8 full size swings, 4 toddler swings, handicap swings, two tire swings

Amenities:

Parking:  We parked along the side of the road nearest the playground by the tennis courts, small parking lots are available further away from the playground but connected by paved walking paths

Benches: The playgrounds area has tons of benches nearby

Picnicking: Picnicking areas in the park, tables inside the “childrens house” which also has bathrooms

Drinking Fountain:  YES

Bathrooms: Indoor and port-a-john

Handicap Accessibility: Rubber surfacing, completely fenced, some equipment accessible, paved paths to playground, handicap support swing

Sports Fields:   Baseball

Tennis: Lit courts

Water:  Pond with fountain, beautiful brook

Walking Paths:  Paved walking and jogging pathways

Other Cool Stuff:  Fishing, ice skating, horse shoe pits, shuffleboard (byo equipment for both!)

 Make a Day of It:  Nearby Route 46 and downtown West Caldwell offer lots of eating and shopping

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