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Echo Lake Dog Park, Mountainside, NJ

Editor’s Note: Now that we have Annalise, our Siberian Husky Hound Mix for about a year now, we’ve ventured into the dog park world. At first we steered clear, but now we are a little more comfortable we’ve explored. A dog park can be wonderful but it really depends on the dogs and owners. For

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Model Railroad Holiday Show

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When: November 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – December 11, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Where: A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, Union, NJ, USA

Union County residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the holiday season this year with a trip to one of the largest model train displays in New Jersey, complete with special sound, narration and lighting[…]

Weequahic Park Newark NJ

Taken in 2013, these photos are a bit outdated, but you can see the spray park. We can’t wait to visit to see the newest renovation to Weequahic. Please check out Essex County NJ article on the newest playground that replaces the old one pictured below!

From article:”The new playground features age-appropriate equipment for

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Belgrove Park, Kearny NJ

The Donald Scott Memorial Playground located on the corner of Belgrove Drive and Park Ave. It is next door to 445 Belgrove Drive. Completely fenced in, it has tennis courts, and it is also accessible by a gate near the intersection of Park Ave. and William St. The Town of Kearny Facebook Page posted this

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16th Street and the Bay, Bayonne NJ- Special Needs Playground

Editor’s Note: New Special Needs Playground opened on Halloween 2015! Thanks to Elisha D. for covering this awesome playground, and did you know she is the one who initiated this effort? Amazing!!! Check out the full story here from Ashley from Hudson County TV. We are so happy that all the efforts from the people

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Monmouth Court Playground, Livingston, NJ

Editor’s Note: Little Sports Court Playground was torn up and replaced by this fabulous playground! Thanks to Charlene Wetterstrand for sharing these great photos of this fantastic play area! Wow! Parents will love this park, as it is a completely enclosed fenced in area. I’m grateful for our friends that scout out new playgrounds

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Making Freddy Fazbear and Withered Bonnie

Hey Guys, It’s Sheila from your friendly NJ Playgrounds website! So here comes another Halloween and I couldn’t resist sharing our latest experience… Making a homemade costume for the very first time ever! In this day and age, with youtube, google and facebook, the mission of making a homemade costume has been somewhat more accessible

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Regatta Playground, South Mountain Reservation, West Orange NJ (Clipper Pavilion Playground)

The Regatta Playground (also called Clipper Pavilion Playground) in South Mountain Reservation is the latest addition to the South Mountain Reservation Complex in West Orange. It is pretty awesome!! It is a sprawling playground that boasts adirondack chairs for seating as well as plenty of tables and benches for young and old. The equipment is

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Mendham Borough Park, Mendham

Editor’s Note: We are populating all parks into njplaygrounds.com from the archives of “The Playground Guide”. Please note some of these parks may have changed, and we would love to know about it! So comment below if the pictures on this post are different than what you see! Even better, share a picture on our

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G. Thomas DiDomenico Park (16th St. Park) Bayonne, NJ

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Elisha D.. for submitting this review of this Bayonne park! She will be submitting more Bayonne parks, so stay tuned! For her submission Elisha earns 4 tickets to Asbury Splash Park. If you want to earn tickets to this perfect summer spot, click here to find out more about our Roving

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Glenfield Park, Montclair NJ

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Charlene Wetterstrand for submitting this review for this big Montclair park! For her submission Charlene receives 4 passes (2 adults, 2 children) to Asbury Eighteen Miniature Golf (Limit 1 set per family, pass good for 2012 season which is 3/30 thru Sept 2012). If you’d like to participate in our roving

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The Loop Playground, Watchung Reservation, Mountainside (2012)

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Stacey Maisch for submitting this review of one of my newest favorite parks! Stacey blogs regularly on “From Grind to Whine”. Check out her bio below! For her submission Stacey earns 4 tickets to Asbury Splash Park. If you want to earn tickets to this perfect summer spot, click here to

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Nash Park, Clifton

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Daniel H. for submitting this roving reporter. For his submission he receives 4 passes (2 adults, 2 children) to Asbury Eighteen Miniature Golf (Limit 1 set per family, pass good for 2012 season which is 3/30 thru Sept 2012). If you’d like to participate in our roving reporter program, click here

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Randall Carter Elementary School Wayne

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Rachael B. for submitting this review of this elementary school playground in Wayne! For her submission Rachael earns 4 tickets to Asbury Splash Park. If you want to earn tickets to this perfect summer spot, click here to find out more about our Roving Reporter Promotion.

Just a general reminder about

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Bicentenniel Park, East Brunswick

Editor’s Note: Katie Groel sends us this great park in East Brunswick. Please note that the Daisy Kids Playground is used for their own events, but sometimes accessible when it isn’t being used by the program. For Katie’s submission she receives a family day pass (2 adults, 2 children) to Asbury Splash Park. If you’d

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Flanders Park, Mount Olive

40 Flanders Bartley Rd, Flanders

Directions From I-80W take exit 27A which is US 206-S toward Somerville. Stay on 206S for a little more than 3 miles and then turn left onto Main St/CR 613 Flanders. Turn right onto Flanders Bartley Rd and follow for a little less than half a mile.

Description

Flanders Park

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Knoll Park Parsippany

Knoll Rd (at the Knoll Country Club), Lake Hiawatha

Directions From Route 287 take exit 45 (Boonton / Wootton), go straight to the end of the road. Make a right onto Vreeland Avenue, go approximately one-half mile to the bottom of the hill, at fork bear right; 50 yards on the left you

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Cutie Patooties, Englewood NJ

***UPDATE****- Cutie Patooties has closed its doors at their current location, however to find out where they will reopen, check out their still active facebook page here. (You can also show your support too, it was a great space):

From Dec, 2012: “Cutie Patooties Play Space: We have not found a permanent location yet,

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Municipal Field Playground Franklin Lakes NJ

Franklin Lakes Municipal Field Playground- Walk along a paved path to this big playground behind the municipal building and local library. The playground is suitable to ages 5 – 12 with newer equipment. The area is not shaded and not fenced in but lots of really cool equipment to keep the kids busy. Ice cream

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Staib Park, Hackensack NJ

Located on Summit Ave & Coles Ave in Hackensack NJ, Hackensack Staib Park is a large playground with two play areas for each age group. The toddler area is a smaller version of the larger equipment. Both sections are in full shade. These colorful play areas have climbing sections and lots of slides along

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Darlington County Park, Mahwah NJ

Darlington County Park in Mahwah, located on 600 Darlington Avenue has a playground area located toward the back half of the park and not easily accessible due to a steep slope in the walkway. The structure is fenced in and in full sun overlooking Darlington Lake. There is a ton of climbing and playthings

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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

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Kidspot Playground at Memorial Field, Rutherford NJ

Kidspot Playground at Memorial Field in Rutherford (located on Darwin Ave.) is a huge playground at a dead end area of a town recreational complex. The playground is two stories of bridges and ramps. It is handicap accessible and has lots of small areas to maneuver and play in. There are puzzles and tunnels

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Barbour Pond Park, Wayne NJ aka Dave Waks Memorial Park

OLD PIC of Barbour Dave Waks Memorial Park- See updated pics below!

Barbour Pond Park is located on 39 Barbour Pond Road in Wayne, NJ. A bit difficult to find, you should follow the signs for the Overflow Parking to the Maquet Lot, past the baseball fields at the end. Located right

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Small Safe Enclosed and Quiet Playgrounds

Maxwell Park, Hoboken

Update- 3/27/2011- I was able to capture the comments up till now, and created a listing for all SSEQ playgrounds. However, I still need your help: a few of the playgrounds in the comments don’t have photos or descriptions yet on our website (Oakland, Pacifico-Gallo), email me if you have some!

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Shongum Elementary School, Randolph, NJ

Shongum Elementary School is located on 9 Arrow Pl in Randolph, NJ

Description

Small shady playground in the front of the school, larger equipment around the back of the school.

Directions

From Route 10W take the jug handle just prior to Littleton Rd/US 202 (Wendy’s on your right) to turn left and cross over

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C.O. Johnson Park, Byram Twp, NJ

From “The Playground Guide”- Sussex/Warren County Edition: C.O. Johnson Park is located on 117 Roseville Rd, in Byram Township, NJ.

DIRECTIONS: Take Rte 206 into Byram. Turn onto Tamarack Rd (can only go one direction) and drive 1.5 miles to the end. Turn left onto Roseville Rd, towards Andover. Soccer and baseball fields with

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Clark Field, Washington Twp, NJ

From “The Playground Guide” Bergen County Edition:

Clark Field is located on Willow St & Cleveland Ave in Washington Twp. NJ.

DIRECTIONS: Garden State Pkwy N to exit 168 Washington/Westwood/HoHoKus. Bear right off exit onto Washington Ave. Proceed on Washington Ave through one traffic light and make a right onto Cleveland Ave. Playground is

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Overpeck County Park, Ridgefield Park, NJ

199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ. Overpeck County Park was just redone, and has been the buzz of our facebook fan page for over a month now. Not only does it have climbing nets galore, but it has so many spinners, and a rubbery chip/mulch landing. I made the mistake of first

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Samuel Nelkin County Park, Wallington NJ

Samuel Nelkin Park in Wallington NJ is located near the intersection of Maple Ave. and Rose St. in Wallington nearby the famous Wallington Bowling Lanes. My good friend Marina took these pictures for me. Looks like a great park to get together for a playdate. I can’t believe we never visited here, my parents

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