Intersection of Broad and Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ.Â Parking is in the back of the Leonia Library (227 Fort Lee Road), you’ll see a big sign for Wood Park.Â Other than the park, you can play tennis, basketball, and there are picnic tables close to the big section.Â I didn’t talk to anyone to find out the scoop on some cool nearby places, so please comment if you have any suggestions.Â
3 Playground Sections:
Little: Fenced, some shade, but a bit sunny, no benches, but you can lean on the fence.Â (pictured in gallery)
Mid-section: A couple swings, including an interesting looking one with a couple benches.Â (pictured in gallery).Â
Big: Not fenced, no benches nearby but there are picnic tables across the rock/sculpture.Â (pictured in gallery) My son had a great time chasing a local kid there, my youngest joined in the fun and they would continue to hide under the dinosaur/dragon steps.Â From going back and forth from the big one to the smaller playground the kids really spent some energy.Â
Side note:Â If you notice one of the pictures you see a pony, the day we went there was a pony program going on, which I had mistakenly thought it was a bday party.Â It was really cute, on Fridays apparently they do some fun stuff with their students, little races, and games.Â They do some neat stuff, I checked out their website and they have a week of Pony camp for $165 in Leonia.Â For bday parties, and other stuff check out Ponyshare.
ADDRESS: 227 Fort Lee Rd
DIRECTIONS: I-80 E towards the George Washington Bridge (GWB). Take the I-95 N exit on the left towards the GWB/NYC. Take exit 70A towards Leonia. Turn slight right onto E DeGraw Ave. E DeGraw Ave turns into Fort Lee Rd. The playground is below the Leonia Public Library. Entrance is on your left.
DESCRIPTION: Very cool playground with two areas for the kids to play. The older kid area has very tall slides, tunnels, and lots of playthings. There is a dinosaur staircase that is one of the only ways to get onto the structure. The corkscrew slide is a tube slide and is the highest part. The little kid section is full of climbing and slides too. There are puzzles and play things to keep them busy.
PARKING: Large paved lot close to the playground.
PICNICKING: Pavillion area with tables.
CLIMBING: Corkscrew poles, traditional climbing wall, repeller, monkey bars, rope steps, mushroom caps, wiggle poles, tunnels
MERRY-GO-ROUND: Four seater merry go round with horse shaped seats
PLAYTHINGS: Tic-tac-toe, baseball matching, puzzles, call boxes, play house, animal rockers, steering wheels
SLIDES: One tube corkscrew, three chute, two triple, three double
SPORTS: Basketball, tennis, hand ball
SWINGS: Two full size, two toddler, flower mini
OTHER COOL STUFF: Cool area that has ancient masks with descriptions of their time and place in history
MAKE A DAY OF IT: Check out the Leonia Public Library for story time hours.