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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Taken in 2013, these photos are a bit outdated, but you can see the spray park.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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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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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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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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Little Sports Court, Livingston, NJ

 

This park no longer exists, post is for historical purposes only! New park (same location) that replaced Little Sports—-> Click on Monmouth Court Playground

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Rachael B. for this great little park! For her submission Rachael earns 2 passes to IMAGINE THAT!!! Children’s Museum in Florham Park, NJ. If you

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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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Francisco Park, West Caldwell NJ

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Charlene for submitting this review of this little park in West Caldwell! For her submission Charlene earns 2 passes to IMAGINE THAT!!! Children’s Museum in Florham Park, NJ. If you want to earn tickets to Imagine That!!!, click here to find out more about our Roving Reporter Promotion.

Located on 85

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Richard Park, West Caldwell NJ

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Charlene for submitting this review of this playground in Richard Park! For her submission Charlene 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.

Richard Park is a small neighborhood park

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Colgate Field, West Orange

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Rachael B.. for submitting this roving reporter. For her submission she 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

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Stagg Field, West Orange

Editor’s Note: Rachael is our newest roving reporter, and earns 2 passes to IMAGINE THAT!!! Children’s Museum in Florham Park, NJ. She shares this park which is nearby the Turtle Back Zoo! If you want to be a roving reporter too, check out details here.

Stagg Field, located on 385 Saint Cloud Ave, West

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DeHart Park, Maplewood

Maplewood’s De Hart Park is a nice little park adjacent to the DeHart Community Center, sometimes the bathroom is opened inside center, but on the day we went it was not. Has a roller hockey court that we used with the trikes and bikes. Kids liked the bouncy seesaw. Tennis courts too, baseball field

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Grove Playground South Orange

Editors Note: I love twitter. Our friend Georgette from Barista Kids tweeted about the video we linked below which featured a playground in it. She then connected me with Sandy Rustin, creator and director for “Rated P for Parenthood” so that I can find out where this funny video was filmed. Link to our

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Orchard Park, Maplewood

Orchard Park is a lovely wooden-style castle playground located in a quiet street in Maplewood NJ. If you have been to the Loop at Watchung Reservation before they started renovating it, it has a very similar look but in a much smaller scale. My friend Bin had recommended it to me as a former Maplewood

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Cameron Field- Mead Street, South Orange, NJ

Cameron Field is located right across The Baird in South Orange (5 Mead Street).

We parked right by the tennis courts and walked across the soccer field to get to the playground set in the back.

This playground is a bit aged, but it was a fun one to visit with its many ramps, climbing

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Mountainside Park, Upper Montclair, NJ

Thanks to Karin L. for sending this roving reporter review! For this report Karin has earned 2 free passes to Imagine That!!! in Florham Park. Check out this link for more information on how you can earn passes too!

Mountainside Park in Montclair NJ, has a playground toward the back of the park,

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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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Shakil Williams Playground in Branch Brook, Newark, NJ

 

Thanks to Cory Booker, Bari Mattes, Rose Farias who via twitter was able to hook me up with the lowdown on Newark Parks. Great to chat with a Newark dad at this park, wish you luck in finding employment in the graphic design world. The upside of being unemployed is spending time with the

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Memorial Park, Nutley, NJ

Maple Pl. and Vreeland Avenue, Nutley, NJ. For detailed Nutley Parks and Recs information on the web click here.

So far I think I’ve enjoyed this beautiful playground in Memorial Park the most for feeding ducks.

A couple of playground structures, plenty of swings and a very picturesque walking path adds to the

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Belleville Park, Belleville, NJ

Belleville Avenue and Parkview Avenue, Belleville, NJ.

Belleville Park belongs to Essex County and borders Branch Brook Park. If you are looking for the playground in Branch Brook, the maps at Branch Brook don’t help much. I spent the day touring Branch Brook Park, all over with my trio, not to find the playground

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Memorial Park, Maplewood, NJ

Valley Street between Oakland Road & Oakland Avenue, Maplewood, NJ. (Playground really closer to Oakland Avenue though)

Logistics: Although it is right by the train station, there is no accessibility for the disabled. Right across from the Firehouse. Sign on nearby building says No Public Restrooms, but I hear there is a pizza place across

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Farrell Field, South Orange, NJ

298 Walton Avenue, South Orange, NJ. Very close to Maplewood border.

Small nice shady park, and red tubes give kids plenty of opportunity to crawl through them. A few spaces for parking and it was pretty quiet when we went. Less popular than Memorial Park in Maplewood, also targeted for littler kids though you

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Maplewood Parks

Too many parks, too little time.

Being a mom managing a “for fun and sharing site” with 3 kids, you don’t get to cover as much physical ground and often seek out help through other people and google searches. Local news, local message boards and local groups are all tremendous resources for finding what

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Essex Park, Montclair, NJ

41 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ. This Montclair park is adjacent to the Essex Park Pool and skating ice rink. Cross Chestnut Street for the other facilities of Essex Park. A shady spot, with slides and swings and picnic tables, check out our pics, it’s a little less popular than the bigger parks.

About a mile

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Edgemont Memorial Park, Montclair, NJ

20 Edgemont Rd, Montclair, NJ. One of the biggest playgrounds in the area along with Brookdale, this one provides plenty of structures to entertain your children.

With the rubber ground cover, you will not need to worry about getting wood chips in your sandals! Ball field is nearby.

One of the highlights

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Brookside Park, Bloomfield, NJ

Bay Avenue and Broad St., Bloomfield, NJ. Many thanks for this review and great photos from AT Cholet!!!

Street parking is on Morris Place behind the park. The Third River in the background often has lots of ducks and geese and occasionally enough water to justify being called a river. There is no fence, which

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Degnan Memorial Park, West Orange, NJ

650 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ. Degnan Memorial park has a great playground nearby a peaceful lake. For both pre-school and school-age children, my kids enjoyed it very much.

Very popular, and fun for climbers. Swings slides, bouncy seat/characters and fencing. Friendly crowd was there when we went. If you are in this

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Lafayette Park, West Orange, NJ

Park and Ashland Avenue, West Orange, NJ. Thanks Nancy W., a fellow Yelper (www.yelp.com) from West Orange. She mentioned the playground in a review for Schneider Hardware nearby. This is a pretty small playground, fenced in, good for toddlers, and 4 “bouncy” seats, slides and a few swings. If you are in the area, I’d

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Brookdale Park, Bloomfield & Montclair, NJ

PLEASE SEE OUR NEW POST FOR THE NEW BROOKDALE PARK PLAYGROUND!!! BROOKDALE PARK HAS NEW PLAYGROUND STRUCTURES!!! THIS POST IS FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY.

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/

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Verona Park, Verona, NJ

Bloomfield Avenue and Lakeside Avenue, Verona, NJ. I love this park, it is absolutely beautiful with a lake nearby, place to run (I used to go here a while back but pre-kids so never noticed the playground) and a beautiful flower garden next to the playground. A very popular playground, so parking is scarce. Also

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Cedar Grove Park, Cedar Grove, NJ

Around 50 Little Falls Road, Cedar Grove, NJ. This has 2 playgrounds separated by a soccer field, so they are pretty far apart, but a parking lot is adjacent to the soccer field. The first playground (first half of pictures) was for school-age children and had swings slides and a climbing/more like rocky stairs structure.

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