Walters Park, Phillipsburg

phillipsburg_walters-park-12I’m closely working with Amy Lamperti of the Playground Guide, a comprehensive guide to all the playgrounds in Warren County. This is an excerpt from her fantastic listing about the Walters Park in Phillipsburg. Over 25 Warren County parks are featured with color pictures in this guide + helpful information on every park in the county including those in neighboring Sussex County. These include parks in the north section of Warren-Allamuchy Mountain State Park in Sandyston, River Park Playground in Hackettstown, Green Acres in Independence and Knowlton Recreation Park. Please support our efforts in providing parents information for them to enjoy the outdoors with their kids by clicking on this link. Each purchase through the link helps us keep going and finding new places to explore 🙂

ADDRESS: Corner of Lynn Rd & Cahill St

DIRECTIONS: Take Rte 22S to Roseberry St. Make the second right onto Heckman, then go ½ mile to Warren St and turn left. Pass the middle school after 2/10 mile, and then look for the park entrance on the right.

DESCRIPTION: A large, open hilltop complex with two separate play systems in easy sight distance from each other. Plenty of picnic tables in a pavilion and scattered throughout the park.


PICNICKING: 30+ picnic tables throughout park

HANDICAP: One play structure has a wheelchair ramp with low seats, bars and steering wheel

CLIMBING: Rope bridge and cargo net wall, parallel bars, tires, jungle gym, steps, chains

PLAYTHINGS: Steering wheel, looking glass, maze under slide

SLIDES: One toddler tube, one standard, one triple bump

SPORTS: Ball field, one full basketball court, three tennis courts

SWINGS: Two toddler, six full size

WATER: Swimming pool

OTHER COOL STUFF: Bike rack, tunnel

MAKE A DAY OF IT: The municipal swimming pool in the park is open to the public for a nominal daily fee during the summer season. Or, head back down to South Main St/CR-122 make a right and then make another right onto Stockton St. At the top of the hill you will find Tuscany Hill Plaza which includes Fun Times for Kids, an indoor playground and play place. Call ahead for hours for open play and special drop-in activities.

16 comments to Walters Park, Phillipsburg

  • Brendan McCabe

    Workers are wrapping up the installation of two new play systems at Walters Park, unnecessarily replacing the old ones which had suffered some non-structural damage due to vandalism. At the same time, on the poorer side of town, the tiny Mercer Street playground continues to be loosely supported by poorly stacked cinder blocks.

  • karen

    can you rent the pavilion?

  • admin

    Hi Karen,
    I think you should call the Dept of Recreation, it doesn’t say on the website except that the pavilion is a great place to have a celebration. Here is the link to the Dept. of Recreation website…
    Good luck!

  • There are exposed concrete footings under the tube slide and at the base of the climbing net. Exposed concrete footings are a violation of the Consumer Products Safety Commission Handbook for Public Playground Safety, Publication 325, Section 3.6 Tripping Hazards. The NJ Playground Subcode 5:23-11.1 requires compliance with The Handbook by all government playground owner/operators. Those footings are a Priority 1 hazard with the potential for death or permanent disability as defined by the National Playground Safety Institute.

  • heather

    can you grill at walters park?

  • Joe

    Just a quick question, but a suppose a simple answer. What is the correct distance around Walters park? distance as in the pavement that a vehicle or bike etc etc can go around?

  • ron

    I live in texas now, but when i was a kid in the 50’s we lived in phillpsburg and my best friend jimmy rockaroni and i went to that park every day we had a great time .and the hot dog stand they had the best hot dogs thank you phillipsburg nj.

  • Craig C Snyder AAS

    Nice web site. I lived in P’burg from birth to 6th grade.
    I swam at the pool after my Mom and Dad divorced. My Dad took me to the Alert Hook and Ladder 1971, I was 5 and I rode with him to the park so the road crew could use the ladder to change the lights on the ball field. I see you don’t have the steel firetruck climber any more. I had a lot of fun at Walters Park. I understand it was a horse track at one time? Keep the park for the kid’s of P’burg.
    I was a sub teacher in P’burg for 3 years. I’m hoping to get my teaching cert. some day. Hope P’burg wins the Turky Day game this year.

  • Patrick

    Walters Park is a great place to swim and just enjoy the day. Does the Pool and Park area have Wi/Fi? when at a table and grilling are you aloud to have a small music box? Thank You

  • cory


    I love walters park

  • Dave

    Are you able to grill and/or bring your own? Are we allowed to have Alchol there? because were gonna be having our Daughter’s 1st Birthday party there

  • Bob

    Does anyone know how Walters Park got its name?

  • Ann Wittemann

    Hi does anyone know how big the track by the pool is? Trying to find out how many miles I’m walking

  • Eric Bolmer

    How many laps does it take to walk around Walters park

  • Yvonne Morley

    I’ve been going to Walters Park for the past 60 years !!! i’ve taken my Grandchildren there also !!!! Love this park l would like to know how much for family to swim for the Summer !!!! Thank You Yvonne Morley

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