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Brookdale Playground in Montclair and Bloomfield NJ 2016

Brookdale Park is located on Watchung Avenue and Circuit Drive, Bloomfield, NJ. What a great renovation! This was a very nice playground and Brookdale Park itself is gorgeous. Thanks to http://www.brookdaleparkconservancy.org/ for their efforts. This park is popular and friendly with both playgrounds fenced.Restroom is a short walk away!Ground cover is the spongy rubbery kind.

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Sycamore Park, Blairstown NJ

Today was a great day.

A group of friends and I ventured to Blairstown NJ long trek from Springfield NJ because we heard the buzz about this great community that just built a playground designed by kids. It was very inspiring to hear Breanna, the head of the steering committee and the president of

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Michael J. Tighe Park Freehold NJ

Michael J. Tighe Park, formerly known as Liberty Oak Park, a local township park located in Freehold NJ, is home to many open sports fields and 3 separate playground areas. Right along Remembrance Road, the park spans a huge area, with many sports fields. Was impressed with how much the park had, that we took

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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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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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Grover Cleveland Park, Essex Fells

The Grover Cleveland Park is located at Brookside Avenue & Runnymede Road, Essex Fells. You can find a map of the park on the county web-site http://www.essex-countynj.org/p/parks/sites/maps/grovercleveland.jpg

This is a gorgeous county park and playground! Visit the County website for more information on it’s history and development http://www.essex-countynj.org/p/index.php?section=parks/sites/gr&ImgLoc=images/gr

Update: Pokestops at Grover Cleveland Park! Enjoy

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Parker Elementary School, Middlesex, NJ

This is our first guest post from the Roving Reporter Promotion for Imagine That!!! Thanks to Sara for contributing this great park! I also love her suggestion for “Make a Day of It”

Located on 1 Fisher Ave. Parker Elementary School in Middlesex is a visually appealing, new school playground with

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Crestwood Lake Park, Allendale, NJ

Crestwood Lake Park is located on Klomburg Dr & West Allendale Ave in Allendale NJ. Wooden and colorful structure in fully enclosed mulched play area. Lots of climbing and play things like rockers and bouncy see-saws. Playground is located at municipal town lake that is open to Allendale residents and to large groups by

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Danny D’Elia Recreation Center, Oakland, NJ

Danny D’Elia Recreation Center also know as Alexander Potash Recreation complex, is located on Lawlor Dr. in Oakland, NJ. It is a beautifully maintained playground for ages 5-12. The equipment is new, the ground cover is rubber mulch and it is completely enclosed. The downfalls of this playground is that there is no shade

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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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Bee Meadow Park, Whippany, NJ

Editor’s Note: We’ve recently added a new classification for SSEQ (Small Safe Enclosed Quiet) playgrounds and this one fits the bill according to one of our fans. Thanks to all the fans and readers for their input, we truly appreciate it and so do the parents looking for these great gems! Have a comment

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Bedminster Elementary School, Bedminster NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall:

Bedminster Elementary School is located at 234 Somerville Road, Bedminster (Somerset Co.). It has a terrific, big, sunny playground with lots of interesting equipment.

The main play structure has about 6 different types of climbing walls, several slides, parallel zip lines that one kid can use

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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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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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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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Mt. Horeb School, Warren, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall: Mt. Horeb School playground is located on 80 Mt. Horeb Rd., Warren (Somerset Co.) It has two very nice playgrounds (obviously only available when school is out). The first is a fully-fenced playground for younger kids with a large play structure featuring tubes and suspended steps.

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Overpeck County Park, Ridgefield Park, NJ

199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ. Overpeck County Park was just redone, and has been the buzz of our facebook fan page for over a month now. Not only does it have climbing nets galore, but it has so many spinners, and a rubbery chip/mulch landing. I made the mistake of first

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Dunham Lebed Park, Franklin, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall-

Dunham Lebed Park, Willow Ave and 15th St. in the Ukrainian Village section of Franklin Twp., Somerset County is a lovely neighborhood park perfect for kids who like plastic climbing walls.

There is one main play structure in this sunny park, but it has more climbing

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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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Firemen’s Memorial Park, Fort Lee, NJ

Intersection of Gerome Avenue and Whiteman St., Fort Lee, NJ- Firemen’s Memorial Park is a small cute park that was busy on the day I had visited with my kids after school. It is on a nice quiet street, and you can get to it from the street as well as a walking

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Belleville Park, Belleville, NJ

Belleville Avenue and Parkview Avenue, Belleville, NJ.

Belleville Park belongs to Essex County and borders Branch Brook Park. If you are looking for the playground in Branch Brook, the maps at Branch Brook don’t help much. I spent the day touring Branch Brook Park, all over with my trio, not to find the playground

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Hillside School, Bridgewater, NJ- for older kids

By Sara Rall- Hillside School, 844, Brown Ave., Bridgewater is yet another wonderful Bridgewater school playground. My kids’ favorite part is the slide on the way to the playground.

There are actually two playgrounds here, separated by a sports field. The older, wooden one is aimed at older children and can

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Haworth Memorial Park (aka Castle Park), Haworth, NJ. Bergen County

Shady Haworth Memorial Park

Thanks Elizabeth L. for sending us this description and great photos!:

“Entrance to Park at corner of Whitman St. and Hoover Way (off Madison Avenue), Haworth, NJ

Great wooden castle playground. Huge. Areas for older and younger kids. Minimal entrances/exits. TONS of shade. Swings, slides, etc.

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Memorial Park, Maplewood, NJ

Valley Street between Oakland Road & Oakland Avenue, Maplewood, NJ. (Playground really closer to Oakland Avenue though)

Logistics: Although it is right by the train station, there is no accessibility for the disabled. Right across from the Firehouse. Sign on nearby building says No Public Restrooms, but I hear there is a pizza place across

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Chimney Rock Park, Martinsville

Chimney Rock Rd., 3 blocks south of Washington Valley Rd., Martinsville, Somerset Co.

Admin Note: More from Sara Rall, thanks for the great pictures, and recommendations on the food establishments in the area. I just saw the site for Gabriel’s Fountain and we will stop by next time we are in the

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Billian Legion Park, Bound Brook

561 East High St., Bound Brook (Somerset Co.)

Another Post by Sara Rall, if I had a payroll she’d be on it! Found a link to the Crusaders website whose home is Billian Legion Park, they have some nice photos also of the ballfield as well.

A large, wood-and-tire playground with two big

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Warren Twp. Municipal Playground, Warren *guest post*

By Sara Rall:

Warren Township’s playground is at the south end of Bardy Rd., off Mountain Blvd., Warren (Somerset Co.). Follow Bardy Rd. around in a big circle to get to the parking lot.

They have a large pavilion with a bathroom that is sometimes unlocked, a climbing structure for young children and two

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Castle Park II, Toms River, NJ

If you are looking to book a party, unfortunately you can’t according to the Toms River website. See this link for further explanation.

North Bay Avenue & Oak Avenue, Toms River, NJ. What a great playground, my sons both had a wonderful time. We spent the day at Blackbeard’s cave http://www.blackbeardscave.com/ ($18 for wristband from

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Cedar Grove Park, Cedar Grove, NJ

Around 50 Little Falls Road, Cedar Grove, NJ. This has 2 playgrounds separated by a soccer field, so they are pretty far apart, but a parking lot is adjacent to the soccer field. The first playground (first half of pictures) was for school-age children and had swings slides and a climbing/more like rocky stairs structure.

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