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Pokemon Go at NJ Parks or How the whole family enjoys parks again in 2016

Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell Essex Fells looking for Pokemon

Are your little ones crazy about the playgrounds, but your older kids are kind of past that stage? Or you just have a kid(s) that is aging out of playgrounds? When Amy and I started visiting playgrounds in NJ we were both at similar

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Mt. Playmore Turkey Brook Park Mount Olive NJ

30 Flanders Rd, Budd Lake, NJ 07828

Update: Pirate’s Cove at Mt. Playmore is open! The first Morris County Sprayground is bustling with activity, check out these photos from the Pirate’s Cove FB Page:

Mayor of Mount Olive, Mayor Greenbaum shared this picture on FB:

 

From Mayor Greenbaums Page

Directions From

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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Taken in 2013, these photos are a bit outdated, but you can see the spray park.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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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.

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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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Mary Benson Park, Jersey City NJ

Located on Newark Ave & Merseles St across the st from Elementary School #5, Mary Benson Park will have a ribbon cutting ceremony today, October 11, at 11AM. A contact from Kompan sent us the following information:

“I first spoke with Felicia Noth, a parent representative from PS 5 (The Dr. Michael Conti School) back

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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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Michael Lepp Park, Somerville NJ

UPDATE!!! ***NEW GUEST POST*** From Stacey Friedlander. Thanks Stacey for the latest pictures! You can see our original post below after her update:

Somerville Splash Pad- 2015

6/2015- “It’s been one year since the Somerville Spray Ground opened, and I have an update on the area!

If you’re looking for a cute way

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Silas Condict Park, Kinnelon NJ

Editor’s Note: Ahhhhh summer picnics, get togethers, etc. Although this park has NO PLAYGROUND, it is a beautiful scenic place for a low key get together, featuring great picnic areas with shelters. Although the pedal boats are not operating regularly, you may catch them on a day they have a group reservation that will use

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Sycamore Park, Blairstown NJ

Today was a great day.

A group of friends and I ventured to Blairstown NJ long trek from Springfield NJ because we heard the buzz about this great community that just built a playground designed by kids. It was very inspiring to hear Breanna, the head of the steering committee and the president of

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Zelley Playground at Fullerton Park, Moorestown NJ

Dana on FB writes to us: “I saw you don’t have many parks listed in south jersey so thought I’d share this. It’s called Zelley park in Moorestown nj. It’s a great park, really big. Very clean. My daughter loves this park! And it’s a big castle! Tons of equipment to go on. It also

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Freedom Park, Riverdale NJ

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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Tamblyn Field, Rutherford NJ

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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Crescent Field, Dover NJ

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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Concialdi Park, Wharton NJ

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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Mendham Elementary School Playground, Mendham NJ

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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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Favorite NJ park to exercise, bike, walk, jog or hike?

We asked and you answered! We took a poll from our facebook fans on what are people’s favorite NJ park to visit (with kids) for hiking, biking, running or exercising. What a BIG response to this question, we knew a few favorites would come up but then there were a few new ones, we

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TBT- Park Lake in Rockaway

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Ok, so it isn’t Thursday, but we thought we’d introduce a few of the playgrounds we have visited but never posted. They’ve been sitting in a folder, gathering dust, while we were busy. So Amy visited Park Lake in Rockaway in 2007, and here are some of the great pictures she took!

How has

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Polifly Park, Hackensack NJ

Name of Park or Playground: Polifly Park/ Hackensack Ward 9 How many stars would you give this park on a scale of 1-5? 4 Town: Hackensack (Bergen County) Street Address: Intersection of Sutton Avenue and Polifly Road Link to Google Map: (Optional) https://maps.google.com/maps?q=polifly+road+and+sutton+avenue+hackensack+nj&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89c2f98c8646243f:0x42f1613fcfd8be29,Polifly+Rd+%26+Sutton+Ave,+Hackensack,+NJ+07601&gl=us&ei=zmrwUePEJPHI4AOVuYDYCw&ved=0CC0Q8gEwAA

Description: Polifly Park also known as Hackensack Ward 9 Park, located in

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Pine Street Park, Roselle NJ (Bud Simmons Park and Sprayground)

Hey there it is 2013, and we finally ventured to a new playground and it was lovely. This new park in Roselle was recently opened this summer and boasts a sprinkler area where the kids can cool off. Thanks to our friends at MRC and Gametime they clued us in on this gem!

Name of

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Woodlot Park, South Brunswick NJ (Kendall Park)

 

Editor’s Note: Playground season is here again, and we have received one of our first roving reporter posts! Christina earns 2 passes to IMAGINE THAT!!! A Discovery Museum for Children in Florham Park, NJ. She shares this park which is in South Brunswick NJ. If you want to be a roving reporter

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Sondek Park, South Brunswick NJ

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Christina S. for submitting this review of this fun park in South Brunswick! We are excited to have her as a representative for the Middlesex County area! For her submission she earns 2 passes to Kidnetic in Hamilton, NJ. If you want to earn tickets to Kidnetic, click here to find

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Merrill Park, Woodbridge NJ

Check out this Middlesex County Park that hosts a township park for Woodbridge. It is one of the few wooden playgrounds still around in NJ and it is a great size for little and medium ones. Unfortunately when I went I was without my kids so I can’t get a firsthand review of how

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Angelo L. Tomaso School, Warren NJ

Editor’s Note: After a long winter, we have received one of our first roving reporter posts! Rachel earns 2 passes to IMAGINE THAT!!! Children’s Museum in Florham Park, NJ. She shares this park which is in Warren NJ, a town that boasts many great playgrounds, check them all out here. If you want to be

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Weasel Brook Park, Clifton NJ

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Daniel for submitting this review of this fun park in Clifton! For his submission he earns 2 passes to Kidnetic in Montville, NJ. If you want to earn tickets to Kidnetic, click here to find out more about our Roving Reporter Promotion.

Name of Park or Playground: Weasel Brook Park

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Burnham Pond, Morristown

Burnham Parkway and Scherzer Way

287 to Lafayette Ave. exit 36B. Slight right onto Lafayette, under train trestle, right onto Morris St. Through light, up hill, turn Right onto East Park Pl and then go half-way around the center of town and make a right onto Washington St which is also CR-510 / NJ-24. Continue

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Hanover Park, Hanover Township, NJ

Malapardis Rd, Cedar Knolls

287 N to the Route 10 E towards Whippany. Make the first right onto Jefferson Rd. At the first light, make a right. Take this road to the end and make a right at Notre Dame Church (Ridgedale Ave). At the first light make a left onto Malapardis. The park is

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