This is an excerpt from The Playground Guide- Sussex/Warren Edition: Over 40 of Sussex County parks are featured with color pictures in this guide + helpful information on every park in the county. These include parks in the south section of Sussex- Sussex YMCA, C.O. Johnson Park in Byram, Evergreen Park in Green and the Helen Morgan School in Sparta. This book also contains all playgrounds in Warren County.
ADDRESS: 150 Lake Iliff Rd
DIRECTIONS: Take Rte 616 or Rte 206 to CR669/Limecrest Rd in Andover. Turn north onto Lake Iliff Road, follow signs to the police station. Park entrance is less than Â¼ mile on the left hand side, across from the police station.
DESCRIPTION: Sprawling fields with a big, beautiful playground in the center. A number of play structures and freestanding pieces. Big hills surround the playground and two buildings with bathrooms are a short walk from the playground.
PARKING: Small lot next to the playground, additional lots behind the buildings
PICNICKING: A lovely shaded picnic area with nine picnic tables and two grills
HANDICAP: Two wheelchair swings; key available at the Andover police station across the street
CLIMBING: Three climbing walls, chain ladder, track glide, unique yellow climbing structure
PLAYTHINGS: Looking glass, monocular
SANDBOX: Large with toys
SEESAWS: Six traditional two-seaters, one single bouncy, two two-seater bouncies
SLIDES: One tube, one corkscrew, two metal (one bump and one toddler)
SPORTS: Two ball fields, one small lit basketball court, two tennis courts, one skating rink (lit), batting cages
SWINGS: 16 full size, four toddler, two wheelchair
MAKE A DAY OF IT: This park is a day in and of itself. Bring friends and lunch for a picnic or to grill.
I just took my kids here today for the first time. What a wonderful playground! Spacious, not crowded, very clean and with a lot to do! My kids loved the sandbox and jungle gyms, but were so happy to see real see-saws (you don’t see them much anymore)! My little guy got his first taste of a bucket swing, too. If you’re in a wheelchair, this park has two wheelchair swings and the keys are kept across the street at the police station (can you find a safer place?). Awesome place and will definitely return!
I would like booking info for the barn to have a NHS reunion. We do an annual NHS 80’s ball, and have been using the ABFD Hall. I would love to move it to the wonderful atmosphere of the barn. What is the capacity and cost? Proceeds to benefit NHS, so it is a charity event. No alcohol will be sold, as it is BYO, and beer and wine are provided in the ticket price.
NHS 80’s Alumni Association
hi there, i missed your comment b4- but you’d have to contact Andover Township I believe.. here’s their page http://www.andovertwp.org/contact.htm
Why did they cut down those gorgeous shade trees in the picnic area?
I used to go there when I was a child 20 yr ago. I am glad to see the “unique yellow climbing structure is still there. It is a beautiful huge park perfect for any occasion.