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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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Mountainside Park, Upper Montclair, NJ

Thanks to Karin L. for sending this roving reporter review! For this report Karin has earned 2 free passes to Imagine That!!! in Florham Park. Check out this link for more information on how you can earn passes too!

Mountainside Park in Montclair NJ, has a playground toward the back of the park,

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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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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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Lake Mohawk Boardwalk Park, Sparta NJ

Update: (8/27/2012) This park is private and only for members of the country club here.

Thanks to Sharon for an excellent review on this small but breezy little gem. We are thrilled on our roving reporters who are giving us their unique perspectives on parks all across the Garden State. In

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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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Barbour Pond Park, Wayne NJ aka Dave Waks Memorial Park

OLD PIC of Barbour Dave Waks Memorial Park- See updated pics below!

Barbour Pond Park is located on 39 Barbour Pond Road in Wayne, NJ. A bit difficult to find, you should follow the signs for the Overflow Parking to the Maquet Lot, past the baseball fields at the end. Located right

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Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch NJ

A Big Thank You to a dear friend, Thu, for getting me great pictures and video!!

UPDATE: ATTENTION GPS SMARTPHONE PEOPLE- Address noted below is not accurate for these devices, see comment by James:

“Please change the address for those using gps and smart phones. It actually comes up as Seven Presidents Park Kiernan Blvd,

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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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Manor Park, Kearny NJ

6/2011 Thanks to Sharon, we have the latest pictures of Coogan/Manor Park in Kearny NJ! All old pictures have been deleted and the descriptions have been replaced by Sharon’s review. Thanks to Abbie for pointing out that this park was completely redone!

For more information on Kearney parks, check out their park website. If

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Finch Park Creative Playground, Ramsey, NJ

Finch Park Creative Playground is located at 205 Church St, in Ramsey, NJ. DIRECTIONS: Route 17 N to the Spring St/Grant St exit. Make a right onto Spring St. After you make the right, stay slight right to remain on Spring St. Make a left onto N Island Ave and then a right onto

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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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Morecraft Park, Dunellen, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall-

Morecraft Park, at the corner of 1st St. and Sanford Ave in Dunellen, Middlesex County is a pleasant neighborhood park with some interesting features.

There is a somewhat aging play structure for older children with lots of interesting twisted-metal climbers, and a newer, plastic play area

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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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North Branch Park, Bridgewater

Guest Post by Sara Rall!

(I’ve been tardy with getting all of Sara’s great posts online, this one is truly a gem, I love the hand-cranked feature here, makes it pretty special! Also what a great place to launch some rockets!)

North Branch Park is located on 355 Milltown Rd., Bradley Gardens,

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Berdan Grove Park, Fair Lawn, NJ

Located on Berdan Avenue and Sunnyside Dr., Fair Lawn, NJ, Victoria shares this Berdan playground in Fair Lawn with us! Thanks Victoria for the pictures and your recommmendation! For more pics check out bottom of post

from Victoria-

This is one of my favorite playgrounds to take my son. The equipment is all very

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Crim School, Bridgewater, NJ

Sara Rall Guest Post-

Crim School playground, 1300 Crim Rd., Bridgewater (Somerset Co.) is another of Bridgewater Township’s incredible collection of school playgrounds. The main climbing structure has slides, bridges, tubes, poles, climbing walls, a net bridge, mushroom caps, spiral pole, parallel inclined poles, log roller, zip line, even more.

Then

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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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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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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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Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Manhattan, NYC

North end of Battery Park City, west of River Terrace, New York, NY. Battery Park has an awesome parks system, with sprinkler parks, playgrounds galore. I’m focusing on a couple of their parks that we visited this August.

Logistics- Parking, Ferries, Path, oh my! This has been my

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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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Woods Community Park, East Windsor, NJ

Tot Play Area

Woods Road, East Windsor, NJ

Vinny Burzi shares some more great pictures, this time from East Windsor. They have a great Youth Directory online to check out more activities for kids. From Vinny:

Woods Road Community Park is located at Woods Road just south of Wendover Road in East Windsor NJ

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Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood *guest post*

1100 Double Trouble Road in Beachwood, NJ. Jakes Branch County Park is very new. They have trails, tennis and basketball courts (never crowded) soccer and baseball fields. The playgrounds are brand new and very safe. 1 for kids 2 to 5 yrs. Another for kids 5 to 12 yrs. Also swings and some other

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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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Vermeule Park, North Plainfield – now with pics

Greenbrook Rd and Clinton Ave. North Plainfield, NJ. (behind Vermeule house) Update: Thanks Sara for these great pictures. This playground is recommended by Robin and has a playground camp in the summer months for residents. If you have more photos to share for any other playgrounds on our site or descriptions, feel free to email

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Tamaques Park, Westfield, NJ

1515 Lamberts Mill Road, Westfield, NJ. Hello Union County, my shady friend, I always come back to you. So I had visited this friend with a long-time college buddy and her 2 lovely girls. I think I told her about how much I loved the shade in this park about 5 times. 2 playgrounds, one

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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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Ross Dock Park Area, Fort Lee, NJ

From “The Bergen County Playground Guide”: ADDRESS: Henry Hudson Dr in the Palisades Interstate Park System DIRECTIONS: I-80 E to the George Washington Bridge (GWB). Keep left and take I-80 Express towards I-95 NJ Turnpike/GWB. The take I-95 N exit on the left towards the GWB. Merge onto I-95 Express N/NJ Turnpike N. I-95

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Olmezer Park, Metuchen, NJ

Christol St. and Clive St., Metuchen, NJ. Olmezer Park is a wide open playground very ideal for big playgroups. Basketball court in park, very spread out playground. Friendly moms here, and the merry go round is a big hit for kids, but watch out for the little ones, since there is no speed

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