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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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16th Street and the Bay, Bayonne NJ- Special Needs Playground

Editor’s Note: New Special Needs Playground opened on Halloween 2015! Thanks to Elisha D. for covering this awesome playground, and did you know she is the one who initiated this effort? Amazing!!! Check out the full story here from Ashley from Hudson County TV. We are so happy that all the efforts from the people

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Monmouth Court Playground, Livingston, NJ

Editor’s Note: Little Sports Court Playground was torn up and replaced by this fabulous playground! Thanks to Charlene Wetterstrand for sharing these great photos of this fantastic play area! Wow! Parents will love this park, as it is a completely enclosed fenced in area. I’m grateful for our friends that scout out new playgrounds

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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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Crescent Field, Dover NJ

Editor’s Note: We are populating all parks into njplaygrounds.com from the archives of “The Playground Guide”. Please note some of these parks may have changed, and we would love to know about it! So comment below if the pictures on this post are different than what you see! Even better, share a picture on our

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Polifly Park, Hackensack NJ

Name of Park or Playground: Polifly Park/ Hackensack Ward 9 How many stars would you give this park on a scale of 1-5? 4 Town: Hackensack (Bergen County) Street Address: Intersection of Sutton Avenue and Polifly Road Link to Google Map: (Optional) https://maps.google.com/maps?q=polifly+road+and+sutton+avenue+hackensack+nj&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89c2f98c8646243f:0x42f1613fcfd8be29,Polifly+Rd+%26+Sutton+Ave,+Hackensack,+NJ+07601&gl=us&ei=zmrwUePEJPHI4AOVuYDYCw&ved=0CC0Q8gEwAA

Description: Polifly Park also known as Hackensack Ward 9 Park, located in

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Pine Street Park, Roselle NJ (Bud Simmons Park and Sprayground)

Hey there it is 2013, and we finally ventured to a new playground and it was lovely. This new park in Roselle was recently opened this summer and boasts a sprinkler area where the kids can cool off. Thanks to our friends at MRC and Gametime they clued us in on this gem!

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R.T. Castle Park, Rockaway NJ (Lake Ames Park)

9/17/2012 -Update from our facebook fan, Kelly: “Old information. Playground equipment has been moved to another location about 1/2 mile north on Green Pond Road.”

Once we get some more information we will post on the site, sorry if this inconvenienced anyone!!!

Snake Hill Rd Editor’s Note: For some information on hiking

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Colgate Field, West Orange

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Rachael B.. for submitting this roving reporter. For her submission she receives 4 passes (2 adults, 2 children) to Asbury Eighteen Miniature Golf (Limit 1 set per family, pass good for 2012 season which is 3/30 thru Sept 2012). If you’d like to participate in our roving reporter program, click

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Nash Park, Clifton

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Daniel H. for submitting this roving reporter. For his submission he receives 4 passes (2 adults, 2 children) to Asbury Eighteen Miniature Golf (Limit 1 set per family, pass good for 2012 season which is 3/30 thru Sept 2012). If you’d like to participate in our roving reporter program, click here

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Diane Grimes Memorial Park, Woodland Park

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Daniel for submitting this review of this playground in Woodland Park! For his submission Daniel earns 4 tickets to Asbury Splash Park. If you want to earn tickets to this perfect summer spot, click here to find out more about our Roving Reporter Promotion.

This is a small park for residents

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Stagg Field, West Orange

Editor’s Note: Rachael is our newest roving reporter, and earns 2 passes to IMAGINE THAT!!! Children’s Museum in Florham Park, NJ. She shares this park which is nearby the Turtle Back Zoo! If you want to be a roving reporter too, check out details here.

Stagg Field, located on 385 Saint Cloud Ave, West

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Codrington Park, Bound Brook NJ

Codrington Park in Bound Brook NJ is located at the intersection of Thompson and Grove Avenues. This park is a favorite of David A. Dein, who shared his video review with us.

Highlights from his review include:

a PSA on drug use Basketball courts, town pool low swings for “not too high” swinging combination

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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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Lions Park, Upper Saddle River NJ

Lyons Park in Upper Saddle River NJ has a very nice fenced in playground with lots of different areas for the kids to spread out. The play area is in two sections for each age group. The toddler section has a ramp for handicap accessibility. There is a fire truck to sit in, along with

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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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Carolyn R. Schultz Park, Cresskill NJ

Carolyn R. Schultz Park at 3rd Street Sports Complex in Cresskill has a new playground (~2008) within the grounds of the towns sports complex. The play area is fenced, shaded and has mulch ground cover. There are two structures for each age group with lots of independent slides and bouncers. There are eight swings and

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Patriot Park Springfield NJ

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Lara at TwiceBlessedLife.com 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.

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Latteri Park, Clifton, NJ

Thanks to Victoria from the very active North Jersey Moms Meetup Group for contributing this park as part of our roving reporter program with Imagine That!!! This park was recently in the news because the town is considering purchasing the park from the school that owns the land. See article for

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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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Ptl. Danny Hughes Memorial Pre-School Playground, Oakland, NJ

Ptl. Danny Hughes Memorial Pre-School Playground, is located on Oakland, NJ. Great playground for ages 0-5 only. It is a smaller area but it is completely enclosed with mulch ground cover. There is a large shade tree in the center with a wrap around bench that allows parents to see every angle of the

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Glen Rock Arboretum (Faber Field) Glen Rock, NJ

Update: This park was completely redone. No more wooden structures or metal slides. Thanks to Victoria from the very active North Jersey Moms Meetup Group who sent us these great pictures!!!

Doremus Ave off of Rock Rd, Glen Rock, NJ

DIRECTIONS: NJ-4 W towards Paterson. Stay straight to go onto NJ-208 N. Slight right

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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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Muriel Hepner Park, Denville, NJ

Muriel Helpner Park is located Approx 300 Diamond Spring Rd in Denville, NJ

Small but fun fenced in playground right next to a very scenic pond with fountain, walking paths, foot bridge and in May/June lily pads in full bloom. The playground has new equipment, some shade and astro-turf ground cover!

From I-80W

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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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Acker Park, Roselle Park NJ

Acker Park is a hidden gem that is located on the intersection of Lehigh Avenue and Woodland Avenue in Roselle Park. This park was recently funded and renovated.

It is completely fenced, although the main entrance is kept open during park hours.

I found this virtual tour of Acker Park Playground.

Picnicking: 2 picnic tables

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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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Snyder Ave. Park, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall-

Snyder Ave. Park, just north of the train tracks (and a few blocks south of Springfield Ave.) on Snyder Ave. in Berkeley Heights, Union Co. just opened in October 2010. The playground is set back from the road and completely surrounded by a fence (with 2 gates). The surface is

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