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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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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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Summer Movies and Concerts in the Park 2012- Somerset County Edition

Thanks to Jessica for sharing the dates for this special summer movie series! Just like last year, we are posting a series of movies in the park for various places, and are including Somerset County’s unique Drive-In movies in Duke Island Park! There is alot going on this summer, you can check out their calendar

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Nassau Park, Franklin

Check out this review by David A. Dein. Comprehensive review about the playground and a commentary about graffiti! MOre “written” details to come soon! Love your videos David!!!






Codrington Park, Bound Brook NJ

Codrington Park in Bound Brook NJ is located at the intersection of Thompson and Grove Avenues. This park is a favorite of David A. Dein, who shared his video review with us.

Highlights from his review include:

a PSA on drug use Basketball courts, town pool low swings for “not too high” swinging combination

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Summer Movies and Concerts in the Park 2011- Somerset County Edition

We are posting a series of movies in the park for various places, and are including Somerset County’s unique Drive-In movies in Duke Island Park! There is alot going on this summer, you can check out their calendar here.

July 15, 22, 29th- Drive-In Movies at Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, NJ- Movie titles are not

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Cedar Hill School, Basking Ridge NJ

Another guest post by Sara Rall!

Check out her Roving Reporter submission below and click here for how you can earn free passes to Imagine That!!! for submitting a playground we need covered! Cedar Hill School is in Basking Ridge, Bernards Twp. and has a nice, large playground with the most astoundingly clashing colors

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Quail Brook Park, Franklin Twp NJ

Another Sara Rall Guest Post! (Great picnic spot here!)

Quail Brook Park on New Brunswick Rd. near Hexham Dr. in Franklin Twp., Somerset County is mostly a golf course, but has a lovely playground and picnic grove tucked away here as well.

The play structure is metal and plastic with a rope bridge

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Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, NJ

Sara has sent me some great finds, and I’m still catching up 🙂 Here’s another great park from her in Bridgewater, check out all our Bridgewater parks, we have a ton thanks to Sara.

Duke Island Park, on Park Drive off Old York Rd. at the southern edge of Bradley Gardens, Bridgewater Twp.,

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Pleasant Valley Park, Basking Ridge NJ

Located on 3405 Valley Road, Basking Ridge (Bernards Twp.), Pleasant Valley Park is a sprawling park with a wonderful playground in a shady area just off the main parking lot. Nicely mulched and very clean with newer equipment and amenities – bathrooms are open and nearby! Tons of sports fields and courts, paved walking paths

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Bedminster Elementary School, Bedminster NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall:

Bedminster Elementary School is located at 234 Somerville Road, Bedminster (Somerset Co.). It has a terrific, big, sunny playground with lots of interesting equipment.

The main play structure has about 6 different types of climbing walls, several slides, parallel zip lines that one kid can use

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Eisenhower School, Bridgewater NJ

Guest post by Sara Rall!

Eisenhower School is located on 791 Eisenhower Avenue in Bridgewater (Somerset Co.). It is another of Bridgewater’s spectacular school playgrounds.

This one is a beautiful and unusual wooden playground, with a gazebo connected by a ramp to the main play structure. There are many slides, interesting

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Mt. Horeb School, Warren, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall: Mt. Horeb School playground is located on 80 Mt. Horeb Rd., Warren (Somerset Co.) It has two very nice playgrounds (obviously only available when school is out). The first is a fully-fenced playground for younger kids with a large play structure featuring tubes and suspended steps.

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Green Acres Park, North Plainfield, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall-

Green Acres Park, on Rockview Terrace just southeast of Green Brook Rd. in North Plainfield (Somerset Co.) is a fairly new playground in a lovely park. The playground features a large structure for older kids and a smaller one for younger ones, plus a tall, free-standing

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Dunham Lebed Park, Franklin, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall-

Dunham Lebed Park, Willow Ave and 15th St. in the Ukrainian Village section of Franklin Twp., Somerset County is a lovely neighborhood park perfect for kids who like plastic climbing walls.

There is one main play structure in this sunny park, but it has more climbing

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Greenwood Meadows Park, Warren, NJ

Looking to spin? This one is just the place for it! Thanks Sara for sharing this treasure 🙂

Guest Post by Sara Rall-

Greenwood Meadows Park, on Liberty Village Dr. just off Liberty Corner Rd. at the western edge of Warren Twp., Somerset County is the ideal park for kids who

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North Branch Park, Bridgewater

Guest Post by Sara Rall!

(I’ve been tardy with getting all of Sara’s great posts online, this one is truly a gem, I love the hand-cranked feature here, makes it pretty special! Also what a great place to launch some rockets!)

North Branch Park is located on 355 Milltown Rd., Bradley Gardens,

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Crim School, Bridgewater, NJ

Sara Rall Guest Post-

Crim School playground, 1300 Crim Rd., Bridgewater (Somerset Co.) is another of Bridgewater Township’s incredible collection of school playgrounds. The main climbing structure has slides, bridges, tubes, poles, climbing walls, a net bridge, mushroom caps, spiral pole, parallel inclined poles, log roller, zip line, even more.

Then

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Naaman Williams Park, Somerset, Franklin

Guest Post by Sara Rall- Naaman Williams Park, on Irving St., just north of Somerset St (Route 27) in Somerset, Franklin Twp., Somerset County is a big, sunny park with a lot to offer.

Naaman Williams Park is sunny, with a large play structure for older kids next to a small pavilion

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Thomae Park, Bridgewater, NJ

Update 1/2/2012- Recently through our comments sections we found that David Dein posted a video review, do you agree with David? I like his style, and hope to see more from him, here’s his fan club too: David A. Dein Fan Club. Check it out, and add your comments too! Guest

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Woodland School, Warren, NJ

Guest post by Sara Rall: Woodland School playground (114 Stirling Rd., Warren, Somerset County) is a lovely, shady school playground with some interesting equipment. They have a very nice 4-person bouncy see-saw, a fire-truck climber, a rolling log, a very complex set of monkey bars, tire swing and regular swings.

There are

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Inman Park, Franklin NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall-

Inman Park, on Leupp Lane off John F Kennedy Blvd. in Franklin Township (Somerset County) has some very nice play equipment in a beautiful setting.

Be sure to park in the lot further to the northeast or you will have a long, hot trudge past the

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Mobus Park, Watchung

Thanks Sara Rall for this guest post! Mobus Park, Brookdale Rd., near Mountain Blvd., Watchung, Union Co.

Mobus Park is a lovely little shady community playground next to Watchung Lake. They have two metal and plastic play structures with a little play house under the one for younger kids, and a steep

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White Oak Park, Branchburg, NJ

Another post by Sara Rall, a great contributor to this site 🙂 This is great timing since, Robyn just commented this on 9/26 as a favorite, shady playground: She says:

“White Oak Park in Branchburg (Somerset County). It is located on Baird Road across from Branchburg Central Middle School. It is an active

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Hillside School, Bridgewater, NJ- for older kids

By Sara Rall- Hillside School, 844, Brown Ave., Bridgewater is yet another wonderful Bridgewater school playground. My kids’ favorite part is the slide on the way to the playground.

There are actually two playgrounds here, separated by a sports field. The older, wooden one is aimed at older children and can

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The Midland School, Branchburg

Another classic wooden structure!

Thanks Sara Rall for capturing this great playground and sharing the info:

94 Readington Rd., North Branch in Branchburg, Somerset Co.

The Midland School in Branchburg has a wonderful, shady, wooden ADA-accessible playground that is open when school is closed.

There is only one slide, but lots

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Hillsborough Municipal Playground

A Sara Rall guest post:

Hillsborough Municipal Playground at the west end of the municipal complex at South Branch Rd. and Beekman La., Hillsborough, Somerset Co.

For the official Hillsborough Parks Website, check out this link Hillsborough has a wonderful, big, shady wooden castle playground right next to the town hall. There are slides, bridges,

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Harry Ally Park, Bridgewater, NJ

Grand Blvd. (at north end, off East Main St.), Bridgewater, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall:

To get to the park you walk across Betty’s Bridge and past a preserved wetlands. It’s a fairly small, shady park with a play structure for older kids and one for younger ones, though none of the equipment is

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Harry Dunham Park, Bernards Twp., NJ

Corner of Liberty Corner Rd./Church St. and Somerville Rd. in Liberty Corner, Bernards Twp., Somerset Co.

Guest Post by Sara Rall: Huge, new, sunny playground on the top of a hill. There is a large structure for little children with several slides, bridges, tubes and gadgets.

There’s a large bouncy dinosaur and some bouncing vehicles,

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Chimney Rock Park, Martinsville

Chimney Rock Rd., 3 blocks south of Washington Valley Rd., Martinsville, Somerset Co.

Admin Note: More from Sara Rall, thanks for the great pictures, and recommendations on the food establishments in the area. I just saw the site for Gabriel’s Fountain and we will stop by next time we are in the

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