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Riverside Park, Piscataway

Riverside Park

430 River Road (just off 287) in Piscataway

This small but conveniently located park is also home to many town events and walks. You can fish or even boat from here.

The playground is small, but conveniently located right next to the bathrooms and fenced on one side so little ones

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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.Â

Stagg Field, located on 385 Saint Cloud Ave, West

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Nassau Park, Franklin

Check out this review by David A. Dein. Comprehensive review about the playground and a commentary about graffiti! MOre “written” details to come soon! Love your videos David!!!

Lions Park, New Providence

After a facebook fan commented that this was her favorite park, that isn’t too far from my house, I was delighted to take my 3yo there. Lions Park is a shady park with equipment for both pre-school and school-age children. It has some great equipment to climb on picnic tables and benches and 2 sets

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The Westvale Park in Westwood

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Rebecca from Englewood Cliffs for submitting this review of a brand new park in Westwood! Looks great!!! For her submission Rebecca 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.


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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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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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Cameron Field- Mead Street, South Orange, NJ

Cameron Field is located right across The Baird in South Orange (5 Mead Street).

We parked right by the tennis courts and walked across the soccer field to get to the playground set in the back.

This playground is a bit aged, but it was a fun one to visit with its many ramps, climbing

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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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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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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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Municipal Field Playground Franklin Lakes NJ

Franklin Lakes Municipal Field Playground- Walk along a paved path to this big playground behind the municipal building and local library. The playground is suitable to ages 5 – 12 with newer equipment. The area is not shaded and not fenced in but lots of really cool equipment to keep the kids busy. Ice cream

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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