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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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Danny D’Elia Recreation Center, Oakland, NJ

Danny D’Elia Recreation Center also know as Alexander Potash Recreation complex, is located on Lawlor Dr. in Oakland, NJ. It is a beautifully maintained playground for ages 5-12. The equipment is new, the ground cover is rubber mulch and it is completely enclosed. The downfalls of this playground is that there is no shade

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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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Quail Brook Park, Franklin Twp NJ

Another Sara Rall Guest Post! (Great picnic spot here!)

Quail Brook Park on New Brunswick Rd. near Hexham Dr. in Franklin Twp., Somerset County is mostly a golf course, but has a lovely playground and picnic grove tucked away here as well.

The play structure is metal and plastic with a rope bridge

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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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Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, NJ

Sara has sent me some great finds, and I’m still catching up 🙂 Here’s another great park from her in Bridgewater, check out all our Bridgewater parks, we have a ton thanks to Sara.

Duke Island Park, on Park Drive off Old York Rd. at the southern edge of Bradley Gardens, Bridgewater Twp.,

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Glen Rock Arboretum (Faber Field) Glen Rock, NJ

Update: This park was completely redone. No more wooden structures or metal slides. Thanks to Victoria from the very active North Jersey Moms Meetup Group who sent us these great pictures!!!

Doremus Ave off of Rock Rd, Glen Rock, NJ

DIRECTIONS: NJ-4 W towards Paterson. Stay straight to go onto NJ-208 N. Slight right

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Pleasant Valley Park, Basking Ridge NJ

Located on 3405 Valley Road, Basking Ridge (Bernards Twp.), Pleasant Valley Park is a sprawling park with a wonderful playground in a shady area just off the main parking lot. Nicely mulched and very clean with newer equipment and amenities – bathrooms are open and nearby! Tons of sports fields and courts, paved walking paths

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Saddle River County Park- Glen Rock, NJ

Saddle River County Park encompasses a huge area and this section happens to be a favorite of one of our fans, Victoria. She was kind enough to send us some photos and she describes below why she likes this park:

Not nearly as crowded as the Ridgewood duck pond which is nearby. Parking lot

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Memory Park, Newton, NJ

Editor’s Note: Another great park by Amy’s Playground Guide from Sussex/Warren counties! I also wanted to acknowledge, Thomas Russo, the Town Manager of Newton, who I’ve been lucky to meet at a NJ Social Media conference awhile back. If you take a look at the Newton Town Website, you can immediately

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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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Woodland School, Morris Township NJ

Woodland School located on Johnston Drive, Convent Station, in Morris Township.

Two playgrounds on one school grounds. Really cool paved area with drawings and lots of games. Newer equipment is in the back of the school.

Route 287 to Madison Ave. Turn towards the Hospital. Just past the Hospital turn right onto Turtle

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Eisenhower School, Bridgewater NJ

Guest post by Sara Rall!

Eisenhower School is located on 791 Eisenhower Avenue in Bridgewater (Somerset Co.). It is another of Bridgewater’s spectacular school playgrounds.

This one is a beautiful and unusual wooden playground, with a gazebo connected by a ramp to the main play structure. There are many slides, interesting

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Hillcrest School, Morris Township

Hillcrest School located on 160 Hillcrest Avenue, in Morris Township, NJ.

Three playgrounds at one school, good for toddlers on up. Upper field has a full fitness center for older kids and ball fields. Nicely mulched and/or rubber or grass ground cover in all play areas.

Route 287 to Lafayette Ave, exit

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Morris Township Children’s Playground, Morris Twp.

Morris Township Children’s Playground, Knollwood Dr and Khadena Dr, Morris Township, NJ

Nicely spread out, shaded, neighborhood park. The equipment is scattered throughout a wooded grove. Grass and mulch ground cover. Great if you have toddlers and kids up to age 12 – challenges for everyone!

Route 287 to Lafayette Ave, exit 36B.

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Alfred Vail School Playground, Morris Township

Alfred Vail School is located on 125 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Township NJ.

Multiple play areas at one school. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. School has a “Play it Safe” campaign underway to raise money for re-building the play areas.

Route 287 to Lafayette Ave. Straight through 1st light. Under train trestle, right onto

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Woodbourne Park, Wantage NJ

Woodbourne Park is located on Corner of Berry Rd & Sherman Ridge Rd in Wantage NJ.

DESCRIPTION: A sprawling, full-sun playground with a variety of sports fields, playthings, and a walking path.

DIRECTIONS: Take Rte 15 seven miles north of Sparta and then follow CR-565/Ross Corner-Sussex Rd to the right for

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Clifton E. Lawrence School, Wantage, NJ

Clifton E. Lawrence School is located on 31 Ryan Rd, Wantage, NJ in Sussex County.

DESCRIPTION: The largest, most diverse school playground we’ve encountered in Sussex and Warren County. The landscape is dotted with a wide variety of play structures and toys, and includes a fenced-in toddler area.

DIRECTIONS: From NJ-15

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Ironia Elementary School, Randolph NJ

Ironia Elementary School is located on 303 Dover Chester Rd, Randolph NJ Some shade and somewhat sparse ground cover. Lots of climbing available and steep slides.

Directions From NJ 10 W turn left onto Dover Chester Rd/CR 513 and continue for a little more than 2 miles.

Parking: Medium Climbing: Hanging steering wheels, two

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Fernbrook Elementary School, Randolph NJ

Fernbrook Elementary School is located on 206 Quaker Church Rd, Randolph, NJ.

Description This school features two playgrounds – a smaller one in the front and to the side and a larger one in the back.

Directions From NJ 10W turn right onto Millbrook Ave and left onto Quaker Church Rd. The

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Shongum Elementary School, Randolph, NJ

Shongum Elementary School is located on 9 Arrow Pl in Randolph, NJ

Description

Small shady playground in the front of the school, larger equipment around the back of the school.

Directions

From Route 10W take the jug handle just prior to Littleton Rd/US 202 (Wendy’s on your right) to turn left and cross over

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Center Grove Elementary School, Randolph, NJ

Center Grove Elementary School is located on 25 School House Rd in Randolph, NJ.

Description

Brand new very large playgrounds with some really cool features like a spider web climbing structure, suspended steps underneath a drawbridge and dual corkscrew slides.

Directions

Route 10W to Center Grove Rd. Turn left onto Center Grove and go up

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Morris Plains Community Park, Morris Plains

Morris Plains Community Park is located on 51 Jim Fear Dr in Morris Plains, NJ.

Directions: Take 287 to Route 10 and exit towards Whippany/Dover. Turn onto Littleton Drive (Route 202) on same side as the Super Stop & Shop (left if traveling West.) Turn left at the light onto Malapardis Road and then

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C.O. Johnson Park, Byram Twp, NJ

From “The Playground Guide”- Sussex/Warren County Edition: C.O. Johnson Park is located on 117 Roseville Rd, in Byram Township, NJ.

DIRECTIONS: Take Rte 206 into Byram. Turn onto Tamarack Rd (can only go one direction) and drive 1.5 miles to the end. Turn left onto Roseville Rd, towards Andover. Soccer and baseball fields with

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Saddle River County Park – Otto C Pehle Area, Saddle Brook, NJ

From “The Playground Guide”- Bergen County Edition:

ADDRESS: approx 760 Saddle River Rd, Saddle Brook, NJ DIRECTIONS: NJ-4 E to the Saddle River Rd exit. Bear right off the exit and stay straight onto Saddle River Rd. Park entrance will be about ½ mile on your left. DESCRIPTION: Tremendous playground in

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Clark Field, Washington Twp, NJ

From “The Playground Guide” Bergen County Edition:

Clark Field is located on Willow St & Cleveland Ave in Washington Twp. NJ.

DIRECTIONS: Garden State Pkwy N to exit 168 Washington/Westwood/HoHoKus. Bear right off exit onto Washington Ave. Proceed on Washington Ave through one traffic light and make a right onto Cleveland Ave. Playground is

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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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Dahnerts Lake County Park, Garfield, NJ

From “The Playground Guide” Bergen County Edition:

Midland Ave, Garfield, NJ DIRECTIONS: I-80 E to exit 61 Garfield/Elmwood Park. Make a right onto River Rd. Travel approximately 2 ½ miles and make a left onto Monroe St. Take Monroe St to Midland Ave and make a right onto Midland Ave. DESCRIPTION: Beautiful county park next

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Firemans Field Playground, Mount Arlington NJ

Altenbrand Ave & Mountain View Ave From I-80W take exit 30 which is Howard Blvd North toward Mt Arlington. Turn right onto Howard Blvd and follow it for 2 miles into Mt Arlington. Turn right onto Mountainview Ave and then right again onto Altenbrand Ave. Follow Altenbrand to the end and park on your

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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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