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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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Great Oak Park, East Brunswick NJ

Editor’s Note: Dana K. sends us this sprawling park in East Brunswick. What an awesome find! If you visit, make sure you check out the hidden butterfly sanctuary. For her submission she receives a family day pass (2 adults, 2 children) to Asbury Splash Park. If you’d like to be a roving reporter and

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Quibbletown Park, Piscataway

Quibbletown Park Academy Street and South Washington Avenue

Quibbletown Park in Piscataway is a beautifully landscaped park has a lot to offer!

The playground is nicely set back from the parking lot with a beautiful paver walkway leading up to it and pretty bushes and plants all around it. There are ramps leading up to

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Riverside Park, Piscataway

Riverside Park

430 River Road (just off 287) in Piscataway

This small but conveniently located park is also home to many town events and walks. You can fish or even boat from here.

The playground is small, but conveniently located right next to the bathrooms and fenced on one side so little ones

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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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McCoy Park, Dunellen NJ

Another guest post by Sara Rall, which earns her 2 tickets to Imagine That!!! during our “Roving Reporter” promotion 🙂

McCoy Park, at the northeast end of 4th St just off N. Washington Ave. in Dunellen (Middlesex Co.) is a brand new moderate-sized playground at the local Little League fields.

My kids

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Parker Elementary School, Middlesex, NJ

This is our first guest post from the Roving Reporter Promotion for Imagine That!!! Thanks to Sara for contributing this great park! I also love her suggestion for “Make a Day of It”

Located on 1 Fisher Ave. Parker Elementary School in Middlesex is a visually appealing, new school playground with

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Shadyside Park, South Plainfield, NJ

Shadyside Park, at the end of Yurgel Dr. off Durham Rd. in South Plainfield (Middlesex Co.) has a lot of interesting items for an urban neighborhood park.

There is a large play structure with a tube climber, a merry-go-round, a stand-up circular bouncer, a 4-person seesaw, two rocking animals, a horizontal

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Columbus Park, Piscataway NJ

Another Great Post by Sara Rall!

Columbus Park Playground is located near the corner of Mansfield Rd. and 11th St. in Piscataway, Middlesex County. It is a shady, dino-themed playground in a park with just about every kind of sports facility you can think of.

The playground has one main play structure with a

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Borough Park, South Plainfield NJ

Another guest post by Sara Rall!

Borough Park on Elm St. by Lakeview Ave. in South Plainfield, Middlesex County is a sunny ball field with a playground among the trees at the far end.

The equipment is aging but still in good shape. There is a long metal and plastic play

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Central Ave. Park, Edison, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall-

Central Ave. Park at the northeast end of Central Ave., two (long) blocks from Plainfield Ave. and the Edison train station (in Middlesex County) is a sunny, urban neighborhood park with lots of nice, new equipment.

The main play structure has a jet plane theme with

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Morecraft Park, Dunellen, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall-

Morecraft Park, at the corner of 1st St. and Sanford Ave in Dunellen, Middlesex County is a pleasant neighborhood park with some interesting features.

There is a somewhat aging play structure for older children with lots of interesting twisted-metal climbers, and a newer, plastic play area

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Columbia Park, Dunellen, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall:

Columbia Park, at the east end of Orange St. off South Washington Ave. in Dunellen, Middlesex County has a spectacular running track next to an interesting, shady, wooden playground.

The playground has a large structure with store fronts beneath, and a very

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Mountain View Park, Middlesex, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall- Mountain View Park, on John F Kennedy Drive off Bound Brook Rd. (Route 28) in Middlesex, Middlesex County is a big park with a nice, though aging playground, and an astounding number of other facilities.

First there is a completely fenced, shady, toddler playground with a small climbing structure

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New Market Park, Piscataway, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall:

New Market Park, on Kossuth Dr. (note: Kossuth is one way northbound) at Allen St. East in Piscataway (Middlesex Co.) is my favorite of Piscataway’s extensive system of neighborhood parks.

The playground has a nautical theme with:

triple slide “rock wall” stairs suspended steps cool piston toy rocking dinosaur

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Victor Crowell Park, Middlesex, NJ

Another fine guest post by Sara Rall-

Victor Crowell Park playground at the corner of Green Ave and Willow Dr. in Middlesex is a lovely shady park alongside a river. The playground has a structure for older children and one for very young.

There is also a big plastic climbing wall

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Veteran’s Memorial Park, Middlesex, NJ

Thanks Sara Rall for another great guest post! Veteran’s Memorial Park, at the east end of Legion Place off Mountain Ave. in Middlesex, Middlesex County, is the ideal place for a toddler playgroup to meet.

The park is completely fenced and far from the busy road. They have two nice climbing

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Veterans Park Sprayground and Playground, Monroe Twp., NJ

UPDATE (2010) This changed a bit last year, (from residents only to non-residents) so far we do have word that it is opened to the public, although today (6/29/2010) this is the case, I’d call to doublecheck w/ Monroe Recreation (732-723-5000) when you decide to visit..

UPDATE (2009): Just got an email from Monroe

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Johnson Park, Piscataway, NJ

River Rd. and Rose Dr., Piscataway, NJ. Welcome back to Middlesex County! Great spacious parks, and animals to see. The main attraction for kids at Johnson Park is feeding the animals (ducks, goats, etc.). There is a concession stand for both people and animals, make sure you save enough animal feed for the end

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Donaldson Park, Highland Park, NJ

UPDATE 8/5/09- Thanks for the pictures, Jeremy from Edison. Looks great! Check out gallery below.

Second Avenue, Highland Park, NJ. I started a new acronym for my site (NVNF) meaning “not visited needs feedback”. Think it’s working 🙂 :

From Jeremy: “There are two playgrounds. The park is huge, and this playground was brand

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Thompson Park, Jamesburg, NJ

Thompson Park is located on Perrineville Road, in Jamesburg, NJ.

I visited Monroe with my parents when they contemplated living in an adult community. They seem to contemplate things alot. Anyway, on with the review!

The big attraction here is feeding the deer and ducks while being shielded from teeth/beaks/bills by a fence. Much safer

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Crystal Springs Aquatic Center, East Brunswick, NJ

Dunham’s Corner Road at Church Lane, East Brunswick, NJ. Update: We finally visited Crystal Springs Aquatic Center and it is amazing. Although it is not like a Sesame Place or a Great Adventure, it is the place to go if you want to enjoy just the waterpark attractions and not have to deal

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Olmezer Park, Metuchen, NJ

Christol St. and Clive St., Metuchen, NJ. Olmezer Park is a wide open playground very ideal for big playgroups. Basketball court in park, very spread out playground. Friendly moms here, and the merry go round is a big hit for kids, but watch out for the little ones, since there is no speed

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