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Mountainside Park, Upper Montclair, NJ

Thanks to Karin L. for sending this roving reporter review! For this report Karin has earned 2 free passes to Imagine That!!! in Florham Park. Check out this link for more information on how you can earn passes too!

Mountainside Park in Montclair NJ, has a playground toward the back of the park,

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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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Ruckman Park, Closter NJ

Ruckman Park in Closter has a huge playground area with two structures. The older child structure is very tall and has a very steep triple slide. There are also independent rock walls, tunnels, monkey bars, and so much to do. The structure for the little ones isn’t toddler size, but is definitely smaller. Expect

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Highland Memorial Park, Harrington Park NJ

Harrington Park’s Highland Memorial Park has a bright green and red playground in a perfectly shaded location. The play area has some very different equipment that looks like licorice walls and spider webs for the avid climber. There are climbing tunnels and mushroom caps.

ADDRESS: Tappan Rd DIRECTIONS: GSP N to exit 168 Washington/Westwood/HoHoKus.

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Wilde Field, Glen Rock NJ

Glen Rock’s Wilde Field Playground has 3 distinct playground areas. One small toddler fenced in area with Little Tykes equipment. The other two sections are together but for different age groups. The area is nicely shaded under tall trees with lots of climbing. The equipment offers something for everyone with the different levels of

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Michael J.Petruska Jr Memorial Park, Paramus NJ

Michael J.Petruska Jr Memorial Park is located on 475 Farview Ave. in Paramus, NJ. Main entrance to park is the toddler playground. There are three distinct areas with equipment for ages 2-5. The play area has lots of cool slides, puzzles, rockers, swings, and a fun train for “all aboard.” There are swinging benches

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DiMaggio Park, Paramus NJ

Paramus’ DiMaggio Park is located on Nichols Dr & Oliver Rd. It is a great playground in residential neighborhood. Two separate areas for each age group. Toddler area has swings and two animal rockers. Older area has great climbing and lots of slides.

DIRECTIONS: NJ-17 N to Linwood Ave exit. Turn right immediately

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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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Staib Park, Hackensack NJ

Located on Summit Ave & Coles Ave in Hackensack NJ, Hackensack Staib Park is a large playground with two play areas for each age group. The toddler area is a smaller version of the larger equipment. Both sections are in full shade. These colorful play areas have climbing sections and lots of slides along

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Frank D. Zaccaria Park, West Paterson, NJ

 

Thanks to Michelle for our newest roving reporter submission that is in West Paterson, or now currently known as Woodland Park. Thanks to this new promotion with Imagine That!!! we are getting alot more favorites from our NJ Playground Facebook fans!

Michelle’s review:

Zaccaria Park is located in West Paterson

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Darlington County Park, Mahwah NJ

Darlington County Park in Mahwah, located on 600 Darlington Avenue has a playground area located toward the back half of the park and not easily accessible due to a steep slope in the walkway. The structure is fenced in and in full sun overlooking Darlington Lake. There is a ton of climbing and playthings

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Bloomingdale Community Playground at Bogue Pond, Bloomingdale NJ

Thanks so much to Eva for another Roving Reporter submission! This playground definitely looks like a worthwile visit, great report Eva! Eva will now earn free passes to Imagine That!!! Museum for her report, see this link to find out how you can get passes too! The Bloomingdale Community Playground at

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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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Veterans Park, Ridgefield Park, NJ

Veterans Park is located on Overlook Ave & Morningside Ln in Ridgefield Park This bright red and blue playground is hidden at the town’s baseball fields. The play area sits below the parking area and there are steeps steps to take to it. The equipment is all bright and picnewer condition. There are lots

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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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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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Morris Township Children’s Playground, Morris Twp.

Morris Township Children’s Playground, Knollwood Dr and Khadena Dr, Morris Township, NJ

Nicely spread out, shaded, neighborhood park. The equipment is scattered throughout a wooded grove. Grass and mulch ground cover. Great if you have toddlers and kids up to age 12 – challenges for everyone!

Route 287 to Lafayette Ave, exit 36B.

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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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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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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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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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