Biggest Best Playgrounds Indoor Playgrounds

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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Phelps Park, Teaneck

Phelps Park, Teaneck, NJ

near intersection of Wilson Avenue and Cumberland Avenue, Teaneck, NJ. We park right on Wilson Avenue and walk over to the park.

We always love visiting our friend in Teaneck, and found out that it is one of the few towns we know of that have a sprinkler fountain

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Gebhardt Field, Clinton, NJ

Sandbox heaven!

Guest Post by Sara Rall

Gebhardt Field, 65 Halstead St., Clinton (Hunterdon Co.) is an aging playground with lots of equipment and a huge sandbox full of toys.

There is a large climber for older kids and a smaller one for younger, as well as two bouncy cars, a bouncy dino, a

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Griffin Park, Tenafly

From Victoria H.

Griffin Park Tenafly –

It has two areas. One area for bigger kids and another area for smaller kids which is enclosed. It is also shaded. The climbing equipment in the smaller area is just the right height for littler kids, there is also a little store front and some baby

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Hacklebarney State Park, Long Valley, NJ

A BIG THANK YOU to Sara Rall for this guest post, truly a unique place to visit, and to enjoy nature

Hacklebarney State Park, 119 Hacklebarney Rd in the Long Valley section of Washington Township (Morris Co.) is one of my kids’ favorite places in the summer. (For all pictures check out the bottom

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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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Woodland School, Warren, NJ

Guest post by Sara Rall: Woodland School playground (114 Stirling Rd., Warren, Somerset County) is a lovely, shady school playground with some interesting equipment. They have a very nice 4-person bouncy see-saw, a fire-truck climber, a rolling log, a very complex set of monkey bars, tire swing and regular swings.

There are

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Califon Island Park, Bank Rd., Califon, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall- (love the pictures, Sara!) Califon Island Park, on Bank Rd. just north of Mill St. in Califon (Hunterdon Co.) is one of the few remaining wooden castle playgrounds in the state. The playground has a large, interconnected wooden structure, with a section for little ones including a small slide

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Harding Township School, New Vernon, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall- (please note this playground is most likely unavailable during school hours)

Harding Township School, at the corner of Long Hill and Lees Hill Roads in New Vernon (Morris Co.) has a large play structure with an astounding number of interesting details.

The main structure has lots of slides including a

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Mobus Park, Watchung

Thanks Sara Rall for this guest post! Mobus Park, Brookdale Rd., near Mountain Blvd., Watchung, Union Co.

Mobus Park is a lovely little shady community playground next to Watchung Lake. They have two metal and plastic play structures with a little play house under the one for younger kids, and a steep

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Wyckoff Community Playground, Wyckoff, NJ

From “The Playground Guide”: ADDRESS: Scott Plaza DIRECTIONS: Rt 208 North or South to Ewing Ave exit. Go to light and make a right onto Franklin Ave. Take Franklin Ave and make a right into Scott Plaza at the Wyckoff Municipal Complex. If you went over the railroad tracks, you went too far. DESCRIPTION:

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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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White Oak Park, Branchburg, NJ

Another post by Sara Rall, a great contributor to this site 🙂 This is great timing since, Robyn just commented this on 9/26 as a favorite, shady playground: She says:

“White Oak Park in Branchburg (Somerset County). It is located on Baird Road across from Branchburg Central Middle School. It is an active

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Round Valley State Park, Lebanon, NJ

Note: Thanks Sara Rall for this excellent post! From Sara Rall

Round Valley State Park in Lebanon, Hunterdon Co. is just east of where US Route 22 leaves I-78 at exit 18.

Directions from NJ State Park Website:

“Take I-78 west to exit 20 A to Route 22 west, follow signs to the park.

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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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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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Harry Dunham Park, Bernards Twp., NJ

Corner of Liberty Corner Rd./Church St. and Somerville Rd. in Liberty Corner, Bernards Twp., Somerset Co.

Guest Post by Sara Rall: Huge, new, sunny playground on the top of a hill. There is a large structure for little children with several slides, bridges, tubes and gadgets.

There’s a large bouncy dinosaur and some bouncing vehicles,

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Veterans Park Sprayground and Playground, Monroe Twp., NJ

UPDATE (2010) This changed a bit last year, (from residents only to non-residents) so far we do have word that it is opened to the public, although today (6/29/2010) this is the case, I’d call to doublecheck w/ Monroe Recreation (732-723-5000) when you decide to visit..

UPDATE (2009): Just got an email from Monroe

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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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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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Hopatcong State Park, Landing

1 Lakeside Blvd, Landing, NJ. What a great NJ Park! Very expansive, and on the southern tip of Lake Hopatcong is a great beach where you can bathe and relax, and there are also 2 playground in the area, plus plenty of shady places to grill (some are very steep though) Well unfortunately my

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Flat Rock Nature Center, Englewood

443 Van Nostrand Avenue, Englewood, NJ.

What a great find!!! This is a guest post from hobokenmetromom:

“A bit different from the usual stuff. The spider web thing is chains covered in rubber and the kids spent ages just climbing on it. The chains are loose so if you step on one loop, the

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Imagination Playground / Horseshoe Lake, Roxbury, NJ

Imagination Playground in Succasunna (Roxbury) NJ is an impressive playground built by the community and again rebuilt. Please note that Horseshoe Lake/Beach (not part of the playground) is for members only and their guests, for more information on how to purchase membership check out this link Come check out the newest improvements including my son’s

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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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Gardner Field, Denville, NJ

Route 46 & Savage Road, Denville, NJ

Update: 4/7/2011- Spoke to Don Borgadus, Denville Twp. Rec, it is open again!!! 🙂 Update: 3/20/2011- Word is Gardner Field is closed due to insurance purposes, if anyone knows more about this or when they will open, please comment below!

Update 8/12/2009: Classified it as no-wood chip but

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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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