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Early Childhood Center Playground at Paramus High School, Paramus

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Christina M. for submitting this review of this hidden gem! (Note this is part of a school, so can only be used during non-school hours) For her submission Christina earns 4 tickets to Asbury Splash Park. If you want to earn tickets to this perfect summer spot, click here to find

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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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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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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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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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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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Small Safe Enclosed and Quiet Playgrounds

Maxwell Park, Hoboken

Update- 3/27/2011- I was able to capture the comments up till now, and created a listing for all SSEQ playgrounds. However, I still need your help: a few of the playgrounds in the comments don’t have photos or descriptions yet on our website (Oakland, Pacifico-Gallo), email me if you have some!

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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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Griffin Park, Tenafly

From Victoria H.

Griffin Park Tenafly –

It has two areas. One area for bigger kids and another area for smaller kids which is enclosed. It is also shaded. The climbing equipment in the smaller area is just the right height for littler kids, there is also a little store front and some baby

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Votee Park, Teaneck, NJ

 

From “The Playground Guide”- Bergen County Edition: ADDRESS: Queen Anne Rd & Court St DIRECTIONS: NJ-4 E to Queen Anne Rd ramp towards Ridgefield Park/Bergenfield. Turn right onto Queen Anne Rd and stay straight for approximately .6 miles. Turn left onto Court St. DESCRIPTION: Huge and brand new inclusive playground with so many great

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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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Elysian Park and Maxwell Park, Hoboken, NJ

1001 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ. You can park in the residential permit only parking spots as long as it is less than 4 hours. I failed to read the sign so got a metered spot on Sinatra Drive that goes up to 12 hours, 25 cents/every 15 min.

It was refreshing to spend the

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Edgemont Memorial Park, Montclair, NJ

20 Edgemont Rd, Montclair, NJ. One of the biggest playgrounds in the area along with Brookdale, this one provides plenty of structures to entertain your children.

With the rubber ground cover, you will not need to worry about getting wood chips in your sandals! Ball field is nearby.

One of the highlights

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Greenside Playground, Scotch Plains, NJ

Westfield Road and Greenside Place, Scotch Plains, NJ.

Update: Thanks to Laurie’s Roving Reporter submission she updates us with the newly renovated park! For this submission she gets passes to Asbury Park’s Splash Park! Want to earn free passes too? Click here to find out how! Here is her review:

Greenside Playground is still a

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Livingston Senior and Community Center, Livingston

204 Hillside Avenue, Livingston, NJ. This playground is located right next to the Community Center. We haven’t explored the center, but we did go to the playground. Great for a cloudy day since there is no shade, completely fenced. Great sandbox, and toddler area with sandbox but no sand toys, so bring your own. Livingston

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Walton School Playground, Springfield, NJ

Walton School, Frank Racioppi Park-

601 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ.

Walton is our elementary school close by, and it has a great playground that is pretty new. While school is in session, you can’t go there, but after school, and in the summer, it is a great place to visit.

The

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