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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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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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Morecraft Park, Dunellen, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall-

Morecraft Park, at the corner of 1st St. and Sanford Ave in Dunellen, Middlesex County is a pleasant neighborhood park with some interesting features.

There is a somewhat aging play structure for older children with lots of interesting twisted-metal climbers, and a newer, plastic play area

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Mountain View Park, Middlesex, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall- Mountain View Park, on John F Kennedy Drive off Bound Brook Rd. (Route 28) in Middlesex, Middlesex County is a big park with a nice, though aging playground, and an astounding number of other facilities.

First there is a completely fenced, shady, toddler playground with a small climbing structure

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New Market Park, Piscataway, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall:

New Market Park, on Kossuth Dr. (note: Kossuth is one way northbound) at Allen St. East in Piscataway (Middlesex Co.) is my favorite of Piscataway’s extensive system of neighborhood parks.

The playground has a nautical theme with:

triple slide “rock wall” stairs suspended steps cool piston toy rocking dinosaur

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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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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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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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Hand in Hand Playground, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Vernon

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 Hand in Hand Playground at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Over 40 of Sussex County parks are featured with color pictures in this guide + helpful

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Shakil Williams Playground in Branch Brook, Newark, NJ

 

Thanks to Cory Booker, Bari Mattes, Rose Farias who via twitter was able to hook me up with the lowdown on Newark Parks. Great to chat with a Newark dad at this park, wish you luck in finding employment in the graphic design world. The upside of being unemployed is spending time with the

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Grove St. Park, Chester, NJ

Sara Rall guest post: Grove St. Playground in Chester is an excellent, fairly large, shady playground a few blocks south of Main St. They have a large climbing structure for older kids with two climbing walls. There are giant boulders to climb, too.

For younger children there is a large structure with several slides, gears,

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Wood Park, Leonia, NJ (and Pony Camp)

Intersection of Broad and Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ. Parking is in the back of the Leonia Library (227 Fort Lee Road), you’ll see a big sign for Wood Park. Other than the park, you can play tennis, basketball, and there are picnic tables close to the big section. I didn’t talk to anyone to

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Woods Community Park, East Windsor, NJ

Tot Play Area

Woods Road, East Windsor, NJ

Vinny Burzi shares some more great pictures, this time from East Windsor. They have a great Youth Directory online to check out more activities for kids. From Vinny:

Woods Road Community Park is located at Woods Road just south of Wendover Road in East Windsor NJ

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Donaldson Park, Highland Park, NJ

UPDATE 8/5/09- Thanks for the pictures, Jeremy from Edison. Looks great! Check out gallery below.

Second Avenue, Highland Park, NJ. I started a new acronym for my site (NVNF) meaning “not visited needs feedback”. Think it’s working 🙂 :

From Jeremy: “There are two playgrounds. The park is huge, and this playground was brand

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Tamaques Park, Westfield, NJ

1515 Lamberts Mill Road, Westfield, NJ. Hello Union County, my shady friend, I always come back to you. So I had visited this friend with a long-time college buddy and her 2 lovely girls. I think I told her about how much I loved the shade in this park about 5 times. 2 playgrounds, one

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Kids’ Castle, Doylestown, PA

Update: We made the trip here on September 2011. Here are some of our pictures!

What a Castle

425 Wells Road, Doylestown, PA. Guest-post alert! wow, amazing! A BIG Thank you to Annie, a close friend of our family and proud grandmother! I look forward to

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Wilson Park, Summit, NJ

14 Beekman Terrace, Summit, NJ-

Link to Park

Talk about fun exploring, my kids really enjoyed this park. Great little park for younger kids, at first when I visited, I didn’t see that there was a playground (with rubber surface) that actually belongs to the school (open after 3pm to the public)

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Brundage Park, Randolph, NJ

Update: NO MORE MERRY GO ROUND- Just heard from Karen in Randolph, thanks for the update!!

Carrell Road, between Center Grove and Millbrook, Randolph, NJ-

This is a complete recreational facility including a skate park, tennis courts, basketball courts, softball fields, and a 4 mile paved jogging trail. It is 232 acres and

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Lurker Field, East Hanover, NJ

Eagle Rock Avenue and Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ. there are 2 parking lots, one on Eagle Rock I believe is closer to the playground and it is on Fifth Avenue by the Rinaldi Center, however i do not see that street published on mapquest or google maps. If you park far away, prepare for

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Dodge Field, Madison, NJ

Greenwood Avenue and Chapel street, Madison NJ. What a great park, walking distance to the train station. I’m not familiar with Madison parks, but I love this playground with the central gazebo where you can keep track of the kids, mostly fenced with a rock wall, swings, slides, sandbox, and restrooms really closeby. Tennis courts

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Camp Jefferson, Jefferson Township, NJ

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SKATE PARK LOOKS LIKE IT HAS NOT REOPENED, IF ANYONE HAS MORE INFORMATION COMMENT BELOW, THANKS!**

81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Definitely one of the best playgrounds we have been to. It also has a skate park across the parking lot. *partially fenced in* (UPDATE on the partially thanks to

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Memorial Park, Chatham, NJ

214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ- located in the back of the library. Great playground for toddlers. The kids had a great time, plenty of playground equipment adjacent to a fenced in pool (for town residents). Really nice people were there this past Sunday. I really enjoy Chatham parks. Partially fenced, and there is a basketball

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Castle (Shunpike) Playground, Chatham, NJ

Shunpike Avenue, Chatham, NJ (can use Rolling Hill Court as intersecting street to find on maps.google.com). Great busy playground, especially for older kids. There are a lot of rocks in the perimeter so be careful with your little ones, and a small gully. Shady Picnic tables closeby make it convenient to bring an afternoon snack

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Gero Park, Millburn, NJ

White Oak Ridge Road and Parsonage Hill Road, Millburn, NJ. Sunny park (boy, does NJ have some really hot days) surrounded by tennis courts and ballfield, and basketball court. Has a swingset off in the distance and a grill. For both pre-school and school-age. The Millburn pool is right next to the park, and i

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Mabie Playground, Summit, NJ

Update: No more bocce here, they have replaced the bocce court with swing sets. Hope the gentlemen found a new place to play! Summit Ave. and Broad Street, Summit NJ.

What a nice group of gentlemen I met today playing bocce. Lovely and popular playground, with some fencing to prevent the kids running

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Memorial Field, Summit, NJ

Tulip St. and Ashland Avenue, Summit, NJ (around that area, you can’t miss it, but have to do a little circling to find this shady playground).

Talked to a nice lady there who likes this playground very much, because of the shade, and the children enjoy it. Conveniently, there are bathrooms right next

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