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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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Goffle Brook Park- North Section, Hawthorne, NJ

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Liba for getting us 2 playgrounds in Passaic County, NJ. For these parks, she’s receiving 2 free passes to Imagine That!!! Check out our promotion to see how you can earn passes too. Unfortunately the status of the parks in Goffle Brook Park were disappointing. I noticed there was a picture

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Goffle Brook Park Center Section, Hawthorne NJ

Update: For a great sledding spot, check out the intersection of Goffle Road & Diamond Bridge Ave. (directly west of this park) Check out the article from the Bergen Record on the sledding highlights.

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Liba for getting us 2 playgrounds in Passaic County, NJ. For these parks, she’s receiving 2

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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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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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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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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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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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McCoy Park, Dunellen NJ

Another guest post by Sara Rall, which earns her 2 tickets to Imagine That!!! during our “Roving Reporter” promotion 🙂

McCoy Park, at the northeast end of 4th St just off N. Washington Ave. in Dunellen (Middlesex Co.) is a brand new moderate-sized playground at the local Little League fields.

My kids

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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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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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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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Staib Park, Hackensack NJ

Located on Summit Ave & Coles Ave in Hackensack NJ, Hackensack Staib Park is a large playground with two play areas for each age group. The toddler area is a smaller version of the larger equipment. Both sections are in full shade. These colorful play areas have climbing sections and lots of slides along

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Frank D. Zaccaria Park, West Paterson, NJ


Thanks to Michelle for our newest roving reporter submission that is in West Paterson, or now currently known as Woodland Park. Thanks to this new promotion with Imagine That!!! we are getting alot more favorites from our NJ Playground Facebook fans!

Michelle’s review:

Zaccaria Park is located in West Paterson

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Darlington County Park, Mahwah NJ

Darlington County Park in Mahwah, located on 600 Darlington Avenue has a playground area located toward the back half of the park and not easily accessible due to a steep slope in the walkway. The structure is fenced in and in full sun overlooking Darlington Lake. There is a ton of climbing and playthings

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Greenview Park, Pequannock NJ

Greenview Park in Lincoln Park (Pequannnock NJ) is located on West Pkwy & Colfax Dr in Pequannock. It is a great park with a nice pond and fountain, busy fields, tennis and lots of other amenities. The playground is well shaded and located near the parking lot closest to the soccer field. A great

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Kidspot Playground at Memorial Field, Rutherford NJ

Kidspot Playground at Memorial Field in Rutherford (located on Darwin Ave.) is a huge playground at a dead end area of a town recreational complex. The playground is two stories of bridges and ramps. It is handicap accessible and has lots of small areas to maneuver and play in. There are puzzles and tunnels

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Veterans Park, Ridgefield Park, NJ

Veterans Park is located on Overlook Ave & Morningside Ln in Ridgefield Park This bright red and blue playground is hidden at the town’s baseball fields. The play area sits below the parking area and there are steeps steps to take to it. The equipment is all bright and picnewer condition. There are lots

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Continental Soldiers Park, Mahwah, NJ

Located on Ramapo Valley Rd & Twp Recreation Park Drwy in Mahwah, NJ, Continental Soldiers Park has a brand new field and playground. This recreational area has a football turf stadium, a pavilion with picnic tables, and a skate board park. The playground is right next to the football stadium, completely fenced in with

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Hedden Park, Dover, NJ

Hedden Park is located on Reservoir Ave (best entrance for playground) in lovely Dover, NJ.

Playground is hidden in the woods a bit, just past the picnicking area. A very scenic and restful area with a great big picnicking area and a beautiful pond. The playground itself is similar to all playgrounds at

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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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