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R.T. Castle Park, Rockaway NJ (Lake Ames Park)



9/17/2012 -Update from our facebook fan, Kelly: “Old information. Playground equipment has been moved to another location about 1/2 mile north on Green Pond Road.”

Once we get some more information we will post on the site, sorry if this inconvenienced anyone!!!

Snake Hill Rd
Editor’s Note: For some information on hiking trails at Lake Ames, check out this link! I’m personally curious about the mining entrances? From nynjtc:”Purchased by Rockaway Township for nearly $1 million in 1979, this park has picnic and playground facilities, a pavillion and opportunities for short walks. You can also investigate the three or four openings of the Denmark Mine. Although a quantitiy of ore was removed from some of them, the material contained large amounts of pyrite and was never mined.”
If anyone has more information on this park, comment below!


Route 80 to Green Pond Rd through Hibernia. Turn left onto Snakehill Rd. There’s a small sign for the playground on your right. Keep an eye out right after you pass through Hibernia as Snakehill Rd is easy to miss.

Secluded playground off a road that doesn’t get very much traffic at all. The playground is on your right at the top of the hill and offers two distinct play areas on recycled rubber ground cover. Great toddler area as well as equipment made for 5-12 year olds. Bigger play area suitable for a playdate. Further along the road is more passive outdoor recreation.

Parking: Small dirt lot
Climbing: Handle rings, two repellers, ladders, chain wall, climbing poles, fireman’s ple, bridge, drawbridge
Playthings: Tic tac toe, little tikes toddler set with built-in playhouse and fireplace, mirrors, benches, “cage” bars w/windows, music center, color puzzles, steering wheel, call boxes
Slides: Three toddler, one corkscrew, one chute, two straight
Swings: Four toddler, two full size, two tire
Other Cool Stuff: Dedication stones with interesting quotes and drawings

Make a Day of It
Check out Torpedo Joe’s or the Hibernia Branch Library.

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