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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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4th of July Fireworks in the Park 2014 NJ Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Happy 4th of July!!!

Hey NJ Playground Fans and Readers! It’s that time of year again with tons of fun family events for the 4th of July.

If you are looking for a park in NJ to check out the fireworks, here you go! Please check

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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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Spot a new playground? Share with us, and maybe win some coffee!!!

Weather is warming up!!! We are on the lookout for new places to play outside. Share with us if you know of a new spot, or if an old spot is getting work done! We will be giving a $10 Starbucks gift card away at the end of the month for one of our entries!!!

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Offtopic: The Feud between Dan Gutman and Dan Yaccarino

Emma and her signed copy of “Mr. Klutz is Nuts” by Dan Gutman

So ever since Dan Gutman visited our school back in February, I’ve been a huge fan. Don’t get me wrong my kids were already fans of his books, the whole Weird School series and now my boys just finished “The Genius Files”.

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Top 5 Playground Videos featuring Grown Ups

Hi guys! Hope you are enjoying the Spring playground weather. Thought I’d say hello. Our site is hopping with traffic of parents trying to get their kids out there, and thought we’d include a few videos that show adults can use playgrounds too! If you have a great playground video that will entertain us, comment

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NJ Playgrounds Monthly Newsletter

Don’t miss out on what’s going on that’s fun and family friendly in NJ!!! Fill out the form below to get our monthly newsletter that has unique and mostly free things to do and hosts special giveaways for subscribers:

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April’s Question- Favorite park to walk/jog/hike or bike with kids in NJ?

Time to go outdoors again!

April’s here and we’ve started walking to school again, which gets us into the park spirit again. Playing at the playground and now shedding some of those winter pounds is on our minds. So NJ moms and dads, where do you like to go to get some exercise with

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Rebounderz, Edison NJ

After hearing from friends about a sea of trampolines residing in Edison NJ, we couldn’t resist a trip with the family this past rainy Sunday afternoon. Rebounderz located on 76 Carter Drive in Edison NJ is best described as an indoor trampoline arena open everyday but on weekends it is geared to ages 5 and

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Consignment Stores in NJ recommended by NJ moms

Flip Consignment- Sports Equipment Consignment Store in New Providence NJ

Wow, we made it to Spring everyone 🙂

It’s been a rough winter and now that we are ready to greet warmer weather a lot of us may find that kids’ clothes have been outgrown. With 3 kids, I am always on the lookout

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Great Girl Galas in the Garden State

Picking a Proper Place to Party

My artsy, bookworm, tom-boy, princess, diva (I kid you not, she’s all these things!) turns 9 this Spring and for the first time in years has decided she’d like to venture out with friends for her birthday.

Typically, she opts for a smaller at-home party which I’ve always supported

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Your best snow creations- Feb 13 2014 Storm Edition

got something cool you made during this crazy weather in NJ? share it with us below…

We’ll get you started with our friends in Springfield NJ.. If we get at least 10 entries, we’ll give away a $10 iTunes gift card to a random entry!! Just fill out the form below…

Picnic Table transformed

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Fabulous Fun in NJ’s Winter Season

In late January, we asked our close to 4000 Facebook fans to tell us their favorite places to visit and things to do during Presidents Day Weekend and we got an overwhelming response full of local hot spots, fun and inexpensive indoor ideas and fabulous places not too far away. Below is a wrap up of all the great suggestions plus some ideas of our own. See what’s hot when the weather’s not!

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The Connection for Women and Families, Summit NJ

Editor’s Note: Long time ago I used to volunteer for the ESL program at the Connection. It’s a great facility with a friendly atmosphere that is comparable to the YMCA in town. The bonus with the Connection is that the parking is free! I recently met up with a few moms with my youngest daughter,

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Indoor Playground Coupon Page for January 2014

Hey NJ Playground Readers,

January is over, here is our February 2014 deals!

CLICK HERE






Where are the coffee drive thru’s in NJ?

Coffee Cup from Son at Christmas… ahhh coffee

**UPDATED 2 new starbucks places for 2015** See sheet below. If you see any corrections, let us know!!!

Following one of the coldest spells ever, I remember when my kids would nap at the most inopportune times. Never did I value the drive-thru as much as

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The Walk to School & Our 9/24 Event! (Short blog post from Sheila)

Our closed street is great for tricyclists and bike learners

Editor’s Note: Let me be honest, I have entered a new phase of my life where exploring new playgrounds hasn’t been in the cards lately. I miss it, but I’m having lots of fun with the kids in familiar surroundings. As the fall continues,

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4th of July Fireworks in the Park 2013 NJ Edition

Hey NJ Playground Fans and Readers! It’s that time of year again with tons of fun family events for the 4th of July.

If you are looking for a park in NJ to check out the fireworks, here you go! Please check back for updates, we keep adding as we get new feedback, so if

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Fan sound off: Camping in NJ, best places for families

Hi guys! We love it when a topic gets some responses from our fans in facebook land. Last week, we had a request from Deborah M. about the best place to take kids camping, and we received some great responses, so we thought we’d do a round up with some additional details!

NJ State Parks

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Things to Do in February with your little one in NJ

Happy Valentine’s Day! After helping my school-age kids with getting Valentines for their classes, and planning for juggling who is going to what event, I received emails on some cool events this week from our sponsors. So I’m sharing it with you! Also see below for additional activities around NJ!

From Our friends at Kid-Netic

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Hey NJ Playgrounds Subscriber!

Nominate a Unique Fun NJ Attraction for Spot of the Month! If you have a new unique attraction not already listed on our site, share with us, by filling out the form below! Best nomination will be featured on our next newsletter to over 1400 subscribers! Name of Attraction*Where is It?*Tell us about it! (why it's special to you)*Your Name*Your Email Address*

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Thanksgiving Week 2012- Indoor Places to Play in NJ

It’s Thanksgiving week, and I don’t know about you but my kids are home for most of it. Besides getting ready for Thanksgiving feasts, you may want to get the kids out of the house for a bit and we’ve compiled a few of our favorite places to go in date order. Please make sure

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Donation Drop-Off Center at Indoor Play Place in NJ

Hey there,

Play Your Way in Riverdale has a donation drop off. We are sure there are many other great play places doing the same, so feel free to add yours in the comments! (Doesn’t have to be a play place either) We will update this list.

1. Message from Play Your Way:

“HURRICANE SANDY

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Playground Therapy- Transitioning from Bucket Swings to the Big Ones!

Editor’s Note: We are very pleased to introduce our first “Playground Therapy” article written by our friend, Marissa at Pediatric Rehab of North Jersey. For more information on her and her practice, check out their website here. Marissa and I had a great conversation about how playgrounds can help kids in more than just play.

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The Most Relaxing Vacation with my Kids

My 6yo’s first kayak experience

As a geo-specific playground blogger, I’m used to giving you all the details on where the best places for free play are. Now that I have stepped out of NJ for our family vacation, I’m doing something a little different that highlights what we did that made our vacation

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National Night Out Events in NJ 2012

It is another National Night Out in NJ celebrated traditionally on the first Tuesday in August! We are researching the best links to find out what is going on! This 2012, National Night Out falls on August 7, 2012. So let’s spotlight some of these, shall we?

Bergen County National Night Out:

Fair Lawn’s National

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Happy Mother’s Day!!

Me and My Boys

So it’s that time of year again, where the kids surprise you with their creative and aesthetically-challenged but loving gifts. Amy and I were talking the other day about our site and the fact that our own kids are changing, and growing new interests, and they won’t be in playgrounds

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Yankees Baseball Camp Contest

The Yankees are bringing brand new New York Yankees Baseball Summer Camps to young fans this summer. The 2012 Yankees Camp (for boys and girls ages 5 – 13) will run for 7 one-week sessions in different locations across New Jersey. For the full 2012 Yankees Camp schedule, locations available, detailed information about the program,

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