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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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Hills of Troy Park, Parsippany

Hills of Troy Park is located on the intersection of Homer & Ulysses St in Parsippany NJ. This is a beautifully landscaped and well shaded park with lovely walking paths around the playground area and fields. Two distinct play areas, one for 2-5 year olds and one for 5-12 year olds. A very relaxing and

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Brookdale Park, Fair Lawn NJ

Update (4/9/2012) : Fire destroyed this playground in Fair Lawn, NJ, playground closed indefinitely! (via Stacy C. and Fair Lawn Patch article)

Will post update once playground is repaired.

Brookdale Park in Fair Lawn has a great red, white, and blue playground in a residential neighborhood. This playground has a large ramp but also

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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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DiMaggio Park, Paramus NJ

Paramus’ DiMaggio Park is located on Nichols Dr & Oliver Rd. It is a great playground in residential neighborhood. Two separate areas for each age group. Toddler area has swings and two animal rockers. Older area has great climbing and lots of slides.

DIRECTIONS: NJ-17 N to Linwood Ave exit. Turn right immediately

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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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Clifton Main Memorial Park, Clifton NJ

Thanks to Daniel for submitting this great park for our most recent “Roving Reporter Promotion”. For his contribution he gets 2 free passes to Imagine That Museum in Florham Park. Make sure you check this fantastic opportunity to check out new places and get free tickets to a great museum 🙂

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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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Bloomingdale Community Playground at Bogue Pond, Bloomingdale NJ

Thanks so much to Eva for another Roving Reporter submission! This playground definitely looks like a worthwile visit, great report Eva! Eva will now earn free passes to Imagine That!!! Museum for her report, see this link to find out how you can get passes too! The Bloomingdale Community Playground at

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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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