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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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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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Knoll Park Parsippany

Knoll Rd (at the Knoll Country Club), Lake Hiawatha

Directions From Route 287 take exit 45 (Boonton / Wootton), go straight to the end of the road. Make a right onto Vreeland Avenue, go approximately one-half mile to the bottom of the hill, at fork bear right; 50 yards on the left you

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Municipal Field Playground Franklin Lakes NJ

Franklin Lakes Municipal Field Playground- Walk along a paved path to this big playground behind the municipal building and local library. The playground is suitable to ages 5 – 12 with newer equipment. The area is not shaded and not fenced in but lots of really cool equipment to keep the kids busy. Ice cream

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Maywood Memorial Park, Maywood NJ

Located on Spring Valley Road and Coolidge Ave., Maywood Memorial Park Playground is a newer equipment playground in a large recreational area. The play area is completely shaded with large trees. The red, green, and white equipment has two different structures with lots of climbing with bridges, steps, and tunnels.

DIRECTIONS: NJ-4 E

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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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Kidspot Playground at Memorial Field, Rutherford NJ

Kidspot Playground at Memorial Field in Rutherford (located on Darwin Ave.) is a huge playground at a dead end area of a town recreational complex. The playground is two stories of bridges and ramps. It is handicap accessible and has lots of small areas to maneuver and play in. There are puzzles and tunnels

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Barbour Pond Park, Wayne NJ aka Dave Waks Memorial Park

OLD PIC of Barbour Dave Waks Memorial Park- See updated pics below!

Barbour Pond Park is located on 39 Barbour Pond Road in Wayne, NJ. A bit difficult to find, you should follow the signs for the Overflow Parking to the Maquet Lot, past the baseball fields at the end. Located right

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Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch NJ

A Big Thank You to a dear friend, Thu, for getting me great pictures and video!!

UPDATE: ATTENTION GPS SMARTPHONE PEOPLE- Address noted below is not accurate for these devices, see comment by James:

“Please change the address for those using gps and smart phones. It actually comes up as Seven Presidents Park Kiernan Blvd,

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Clifton E. Lawrence School, Wantage, NJ

Clifton E. Lawrence School is located on 31 Ryan Rd, Wantage, NJ in Sussex County.

DESCRIPTION: The largest, most diverse school playground we’ve encountered in Sussex and Warren County. The landscape is dotted with a wide variety of play structures and toys, and includes a fenced-in toddler area.

DIRECTIONS: From NJ-15

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C.O. Johnson Park, Byram Twp, NJ

From “The Playground Guide”- Sussex/Warren County Edition: C.O. Johnson Park is located on 117 Roseville Rd, in Byram Township, NJ.

DIRECTIONS: Take Rte 206 into Byram. Turn onto Tamarack Rd (can only go one direction) and drive 1.5 miles to the end. Turn left onto Roseville Rd, towards Andover. Soccer and baseball fields with

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Clark Field, Washington Twp, NJ

From “The Playground Guide” Bergen County Edition:

Clark Field is located on Willow St & Cleveland Ave in Washington Twp. NJ.

DIRECTIONS: Garden State Pkwy N to exit 168 Washington/Westwood/HoHoKus. Bear right off exit onto Washington Ave. Proceed on Washington Ave through one traffic light and make a right onto Cleveland Ave. Playground is

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Finch Park Creative Playground, Ramsey, NJ

Finch Park Creative Playground is located at 205 Church St, in Ramsey, NJ. DIRECTIONS: Route 17 N to the Spring St/Grant St exit. Make a right onto Spring St. After you make the right, stay slight right to remain on Spring St. Make a left onto N Island Ave and then a right onto

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Overpeck County Park, Ridgefield Park, NJ

199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ. Overpeck County Park was just redone, and has been the buzz of our facebook fan page for over a month now. Not only does it have climbing nets galore, but it has so many spinners, and a rubbery chip/mulch landing. I made the mistake of first

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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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Hillside Park, Andover, NJ

This is an excerpt from The Playground Guide- Sussex/Warren Edition: Over 40 of Sussex County parks are featured with color pictures in this guide + helpful information on every park in the county. These include parks in the south section of Sussex- Sussex YMCA, C.O. Johnson Park in Byram, Evergreen Park in Green and

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Sussex YMCA, Hardyston Township

I’m closely working with Amy Lamperti of the Playground Guide, a comprehensive guide to all the playgrounds in Sussex County. This is an excerpt from her fantastic listing about the Sussex YMCA Playground in Hardyston, NJ. Over 40 of Sussex County parks are featured with color pictures in this guide + helpful

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Walters Park, Phillipsburg

I’m closely working with Amy Lamperti of the Playground Guide, a comprehensive guide to all the playgrounds in Warren County. This is an excerpt from her fantastic listing about the Walters Park in Phillipsburg. Over 25 Warren County parks are featured with color pictures in this guide + helpful information on every

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Esposito Park, Clark, NJ

 

Approximate address: 659 Madison Hill Rd., Clark, NJ. In between Garden State Parkway and Hazelnut Cemetery.

Esposito Park was opened in October, 2008 and has a great skate park as well as a big spongy floor fenced playground area. Here is an excerpt from NJ.COM “Esposito Farm Park was designed with community

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Votee Park, Teaneck, NJ

 

From “The Playground Guide”- Bergen County Edition: ADDRESS: Queen Anne Rd & Court St DIRECTIONS: NJ-4 E to Queen Anne Rd ramp towards Ridgefield Park/Bergenfield. Turn right onto Queen Anne Rd and stay straight for approximately .6 miles. Turn left onto Court St. DESCRIPTION: Huge and brand new inclusive playground with so many great

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Constitution Park, Fort Lee, NJ

Constitution Park is located between Fletcher Avenue & Lewis Street & Linwood Avenue, Fort Lee, NJ. http://www.fortleenj.net/parks-recreation/constitution.html

Mira from MiraBest.com, had suggested this park to visit, so I did! It was great, however I made the mistake of forgetting a very important cross-street, Lewis. So it took a call to the Parks & Rec Dept.

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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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Warren Twp. Municipal Playground, Warren *guest post*

By Sara Rall:

Warren Township’s playground is at the south end of Bardy Rd., off Mountain Blvd., Warren (Somerset Co.). Follow Bardy Rd. around in a big circle to get to the parking lot.

They have a large pavilion with a bathroom that is sometimes unlocked, a climbing structure for young children and two

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Field of Dreams, Annandale, NJ

Field of Dreams is located on 314 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ (at the Immaculate Conception Church and School). Make sure you drive up to the church and make a left to see this huge but hidden playground. This is a great pit stop for those traveling through Jersey, especially if you are going

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Fairmount Playground, Hackensack, NJ

105 Grand Avenue, Hackensack, NJ at the Fairmount School. So I’ve been on this quest to find some great ADA accessible playgrounds and was so lucky to find this one. I think the most fulfilling playgrounds are the ones that people’s heart and soul are committed to a cause and make things happen. That story

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Kidstreet, Bridgewater, NJ

UPDATE- ***10/11/2014*** Kompan updated the playground!!! From Christian:”I just completed a modern upgrade for Kidstreet playground in Bridgewater, NJ. They wanted to revitalize an under-used area of the playground, help modernize the playground with challenging spinning and climbing activities. We installed a Kompan Spinner Bowl & a modern 2-5 yrs age group climbling/sliding play

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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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Morris-Union Jointure Playground, New Providence, NJ

340 Central Avenue, New Providence NJ.

Only open to public after 6pm on weekdays, and all-day on weekends.

Got this great find for children with special needs through the Kid’s Guide publication for NJ.

This is adjacent to the Developmental Learning Center (DLC), of New Providence which is administered by the

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Memorial Park, Westfield, NJ

713 Cumberland Street, Westfield, NJ. Thanks to kids guide for the information regarding special needs: This park was built by Greg Rayn, Jr. in 2004 for his Boy Scout Eagle project.

It is wheelchair-accessible with rubber surfacing with 4 special needs swings. Not as popular as Mindowaskin Park, this quiet little park is adjacent

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