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Continental Soldiers Park, Mahwah, NJ

Located on Ramapo Valley Rd & Twp Recreation Park Drwy in Mahwah, NJ, Continental Soldiers Park has a brand new field and playground. This recreational area has a football turf stadium, a pavilion with picnic tables, and a skate board park. The playground is right next to the football stadium, completely fenced in with

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Hedden Park, Dover, NJ

Hedden Park is located on Reservoir Ave (best entrance for playground) in lovely Dover, NJ.

Playground is hidden in the woods a bit, just past the picnicking area. A very scenic and restful area with a great big picnicking area and a beautiful pond. The playground itself is similar to all playgrounds at

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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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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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Glen Rock Arboretum (Faber Field) Glen Rock, NJ

Update: This park was completely redone. No more wooden structures or metal slides. Thanks to Victoria from the very active North Jersey Moms Meetup Group who sent us these great pictures!!!

Doremus Ave off of Rock Rd, Glen Rock, NJ

DIRECTIONS: NJ-4 W towards Paterson. Stay straight to go onto NJ-208 N. Slight right

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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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Pepe Field, Boonton NJ

Editor’s Note: Lara from TwiceBlessedLife commented that she really enjoyed how in Japan they have barriers in front of the swings so that the kids don’t run up to them.

Poppy, one of our FB fans, noted that Boonton has this! Thanks to our recent merge of the Playground Guide, we are able to

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Chubb Park, Chester NJ

Editor’s Note: So about a year ago, I had attempted a Celebrity Poll for NJ Parks. Although follow-up was pretty scarce, we did get a great recommendation from one of my favorite comedians and author, Jim Breuer, a Chester resident via email. I also was lucky enough to meet him at an event at the

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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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Memory Park, Newton, NJ

Editor’s Note: Another great park by Amy’s Playground Guide from Sussex/Warren counties! I also wanted to acknowledge, Thomas Russo, the Town Manager of Newton, who I’ve been lucky to meet at a NJ Social Media conference awhile back. If you take a look at the Newton Town Website, you can immediately

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Manor Park, Kearny NJ

6/2011 Thanks to Sharon, we have the latest pictures of Coogan/Manor Park in Kearny NJ! All old pictures have been deleted and the descriptions have been replaced by Sharon’s review. Thanks to Abbie for pointing out that this park was completely redone!

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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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Woodland School, Morris Township NJ

Woodland School located on Johnston Drive, Convent Station, in Morris Township.

Two playgrounds on one school grounds. Really cool paved area with drawings and lots of games. Newer equipment is in the back of the school.

Route 287 to Madison Ave. Turn towards the Hospital. Just past the Hospital turn right onto Turtle

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Alfred Vail School Playground, Morris Township

Alfred Vail School is located on 125 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Township NJ.

Multiple play areas at one school. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. School has a “Play it Safe” campaign underway to raise money for re-building the play areas.

Route 287 to Lafayette Ave. Straight through 1st light. Under train trestle, right onto

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Woodbourne Park, Wantage NJ

Woodbourne Park is located on Corner of Berry Rd & Sherman Ridge Rd in Wantage NJ.

DESCRIPTION: A sprawling, full-sun playground with a variety of sports fields, playthings, and a walking path.

DIRECTIONS: Take Rte 15 seven miles north of Sparta and then follow CR-565/Ross Corner-Sussex Rd to the right for

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Ironia Elementary School, Randolph NJ

Ironia Elementary School is located on 303 Dover Chester Rd, Randolph NJ Some shade and somewhat sparse ground cover. Lots of climbing available and steep slides.

Directions From NJ 10 W turn left onto Dover Chester Rd/CR 513 and continue for a little more than 2 miles.

Parking: Medium Climbing: Hanging steering wheels, two

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Fernbrook Elementary School, Randolph NJ

Fernbrook Elementary School is located on 206 Quaker Church Rd, Randolph, NJ.

Description This school features two playgrounds – a smaller one in the front and to the side and a larger one in the back.

Directions From NJ 10W turn right onto Millbrook Ave and left onto Quaker Church Rd. The

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Shongum Elementary School, Randolph, NJ

Shongum Elementary School is located on 9 Arrow Pl in Randolph, NJ

Description

Small shady playground in the front of the school, larger equipment around the back of the school.

Directions

From Route 10W take the jug handle just prior to Littleton Rd/US 202 (Wendy’s on your right) to turn left and cross over

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Freedom Park, Randolph NJ

Freedom Park is located on Millbrook Ave, in Randolph, NJ.

Description

A large and busy sports facility with a great playground at its entrance. The playground has some really unique playthings. It’s a great spot for a weekday play-date with a very large picnicking gazebo just off the parking lot. Very busy during the

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Center Grove Elementary School, Randolph, NJ

Center Grove Elementary School is located on 25 School House Rd in Randolph, NJ.

Description

Brand new very large playgrounds with some really cool features like a spider web climbing structure, suspended steps underneath a drawbridge and dual corkscrew slides.

Directions

Route 10W to Center Grove Rd. Turn left onto Center Grove and go up

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Lewis Morris County Park, Morris Township, NJ

Lewis Morris Park is located on 270 Mendham Rd in Morris Township, NJ.

Directions

From I-287 take exit 36 which is the CR510/Laffayette Ave exit. Stay straight to go under the train trestle toward Morris Ave. Turn right at Morris and go through the light and at top of the hill make a right

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Morris Plains Community Park, Morris Plains

Morris Plains Community Park is located on 51 Jim Fear Dr in Morris Plains, NJ.

Directions: Take 287 to Route 10 and exit towards Whippany/Dover. Turn onto Littleton Drive (Route 202) on same side as the Super Stop & Shop (left if traveling West.) Turn left at the light onto Malapardis Road and then

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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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Saddle River County Park – Otto C Pehle Area, Saddle Brook, NJ

From “The Playground Guide”- Bergen County Edition:

ADDRESS: approx 760 Saddle River Rd, Saddle Brook, NJ DIRECTIONS: NJ-4 E to the Saddle River Rd exit. Bear right off the exit and stay straight onto Saddle River Rd. Park entrance will be about ½ mile on your left. DESCRIPTION: Tremendous playground in

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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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Oradell Kids Foundation Playground, Oradell, NJ

From “The Playground Guide”- Bergen County Edition:

Oradell Kids Foundation Playground is located on Prospect St & Oradell Ave, Oradell, NJ

DIRECTIONS: GSP N to exit 165 towards Oradell. Merge onto Oradell Ave for 1.6 miles and make a right onto Prospect St.

DESCRIPTION: A very special playground in the center of several ball

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RVA Johanson Memorial Fields and Park, Boonton, NJ

353 Powerville Rd, Boonton, NJ

287N to Intervale Rd/Mtn. Lakes exit. At top of exit ramp turn left. At traffic light turn right onto Fanny Rd. At 2nd stop sign turn right and quickly bear left onto Powerville Rd. Proceed down Powerville Rd bearing right at the fork in the road to remain on

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Firemans Field Playground, Mount Arlington NJ

Altenbrand Ave & Mountain View Ave From I-80W take exit 30 which is Howard Blvd North toward Mt Arlington. Turn right onto Howard Blvd and follow it for 2 miles into Mt Arlington. Turn right onto Mountainview Ave and then right again onto Altenbrand Ave. Follow Altenbrand to the end and park on your

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Green Acres Field of Dreams, Independence, NJ

Editor’s Note- Happy Halloween! Located 2 miles from Shades of Death Road, Sara found a great spot to play 🙂

Guest Post by Sara Rall-

Green Acres/Field of Dreams playground, about half way down Cemetery Rd. off Route 46 in the Great Meadows section of Independence Twp. (Warren County), is a

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