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Oakdene Avenue School #6 Park, Cliffside Park

Editor’s Note: Rebecca from Englewood Cliffs, shares this lovely school playground that is a favorite for moms of young kids who enjoy some water in the hot summers. For her review, Rebecca earns passes for Imagine That!!! Museum, one of our favorite places to go in Florham Park NJ. Make sure you sign up for

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Parsippany Volunteers Park

Seminole Avenue, Lake Hiawatha

Directions From 287 take I-80 East exit 41A toward New York City. Take Exit 45 toward Lake Hiawatha. Turn left onto South Beverwyck Rd. Run right onto Lake Shore Dr and then left onto Seminole Ave. Follow Seminole to end.

Description Volunteers Park is located in the Lake Hiawatha section

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Grove Playground South Orange

Editors Note: I love twitter. Our friend Georgette from Barista Kids tweeted about the video we linked below which featured a playground in it. She then connected me with Sandy Rustin, creator and director for “Rated P for Parenthood” so that I can find out where this funny video was filmed. Link to our

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Turkey Brook Park, Mount Olive


Sunset Dr, Budd Lake

Directions From Route 80 W take exit 26 which is US-46W toward Budd Lake/Hackettstown. Turn right onto Anderson Pl. Left onto Mount Olive Rd. Turn slight left onto Flanders Rd and then right onto Sunset Dr.

Description Turkey Brook Park

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Flanders Park, Mount Olive

40 Flanders Bartley Rd, Flanders

Directions From I-80W take exit 27A which is US 206-S toward Somerville. Stay on 206S for a little more than 3 miles and then turn left onto Main St/CR 613 Flanders. Turn right onto Flanders Bartley Rd and follow for a little less than half a mile.


Flanders Park

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Smith Field, Parsippany

Address US-46 & Grange Rd

Directions Smith Field is set off US-46 in Parsippany. From Route 287 take the Smith Rd exit which is 41A towards US-46. Exit on the left towards US-46. Turn left onto Smith Rd and then slight right onto US-46. Turn right onto Grange rd which is just after the Empire

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Mountain Way Park, Parsippany

Mountain Way, between Meadow Bluff & South Powder Mill Rd

Directions Route 10 to Powdermill Rd South (on Route 10 West side.) Continue to top of the hill and all the way to the end of Powdermill Rd South. At end, make a left and Mountain Way Park will be 100 yards ahead on your

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Lake Parsippany Park, Parsippany

Approx 40 Elmwood Dr

Directions Route 10 to Morris Plains/Parsippany. Make a right onto US-202/Littleton. Make a right at the light onto Halsey Road. Turn right onto Elmwood Drive and take to the end of the street and you’ll see the entrance to the park.

Description Lake Parsippany Park has a lot to offer at

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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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Orchard Park, Maplewood

Orchard Park is a lovely wooden-style castle playground located in a quiet street in Maplewood NJ. If you have been to the Loop at Watchung Reservation before they started renovating it, it has a very similar look but in a much smaller scale. My friend Bin had recommended it to me as a former Maplewood

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Hills of Troy Park, Parsippany

Hills of Troy Park is located on the intersection of Homer & Ulysses St in Parsippany NJ. This is a beautifully landscaped and well shaded park with lovely walking paths around the playground area and fields. Two distinct play areas, one for 2-5 year olds and one for 5-12 year olds. A very relaxing and

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Clark Municipal Park, Clark NJ

Clark Municipal Park (also known as Fun Time Junction Kiddie Park) (430 Westfield Avenue, Clark NJ) is a completely fenced in park that is ideal for little ones who love to climb and play pretend. We had fun taking the pictures below on a beautiful fall day. Benches are scattered in the park, and the

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Kennedy Field, Norwood NJ

Kennedy Field in Norwood NJ is a nice park on the grounds of the town municipal fields. The playground is in the complete shaded by large trees within the play area. The area is enclosed and has mulch ground cover. There is a big purple dinosaur on the toddler child area and a larger yellow

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Veterans Memorial Park Englewood NJ

Englewood’s Veteran’s Memorial Park (formerly Depot Square Park)is a great playground in the heart of Englewood. The area is fully enclosed with lots of shade. There is one large structure with a full section of climbing. Tons of playthings and bridges. The area has mulch ground cover and a path to the entrance. There is

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Sgt Frank Pigano Park, Teaneck NJ

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Liba for sharing this find with us, and providing a great review with photos during our Roving Reporter promotion with Imagine That!!!

Sgt Frank Pigano Park USMC is an excellent playground with two structures, one for older and one for younger children. Also a swing set, although lacking any bucket

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Patriot Park Springfield NJ

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Lara at for covering this small quiet park, that was just built this summer! For this park, Lara receives Imagine That!!! passes from our Roving Reporter promotion! Make sure you check out Lara’s blog on raising twins.

Patriot Park is located approximately at 83 Wabeno Avenue, in Springfield NJ.Â

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Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold, NJ

We recently visited the Oak Point Area, at Turkey Swamp Park in Freehold NJ.

Turkey Swamp Park is a beautiful Monmouth County Park that is over 2,000 acres. Only had time to visit a small section in Oak Point.

How many stars would you give this park on a scale of 1-5? 3 stars

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Weehawken Tot Lot, Weehawken, NJ

Editor’s Note: I used to jog around Weehawken in my 20s, when I was a wee college student long long ago. So glad, Vesta from Humpty Dumpty Parent, shared this playground with our readers and playground moms and dads! This is definitely a busy place in the summer, but you can check it out anytime.

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Walter Lubbe Jr. Playground, Bergenfield NJ

Walter Lubbe Jr Playground at Memorial Field is located on New Bridge Rd & Brey Ln. We just visited this playground a few weeks ago (2011) and the sprayground is working and it automatically shuts off at 4PM in summer months. The pictures displayed are from our most recent visit. This is perfect if

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Bell Park, Kearny NJ

Thanks Sharon D. for this park review! Check out our Roving Reporter promotion to find out how you can earn free passes to Imagine That!!! like Sharon did! Located on Stewart Avenue between Chestnut St. and Devon St, Bell Playground is a fenced-in newer park not located on a main street. It

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Station Park (Kids Kastle), Sparta NJ

Thanks to Sharon D, for contributing this park during our Roving Reporter promotion!

Station Park is a great big clean newly redone park with many things to do. There are 2 play grounds- Kids Kastle which many people know and see upon entering the park, and a smaller, less known, little

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Ringwood Forest Community Playground, Ringwood, NJ

Thanks to Eva, our roving reporter, for this awesome park review with excellent photos and information. Eva will get 2 free passes to Imagine That!!! for this report. For more information on this latest promotion, click here.

Ringwood Forest Community Playground in Ringwood NJ is a wonderful, completely fenced in playground

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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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Brookdale Park, Fair Lawn NJ

Update (4/9/2012) : Fire destroyed this playground in Fair Lawn, NJ, playground closed indefinitely! (via Stacy C. and Fair Lawn Patch article)

Will post update once playground is repaired.

Brookdale Park in Fair Lawn has a great red, white, and blue playground in a residential neighborhood. This playground has a large ramp but also

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Carlock Field, Rochelle Park NJ

Rochelle Park’s Carlock Field is located on Thiem Ave & Berdan St. Carlock field has a new play area located in residential neighborhood with field and recreational building. There are two separate areas for 2- 5 and 5-12. The equipment is shiny and new with loads of climbing. There is a huge rock wall

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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.


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