Hillside Park, Andover, NJ

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 ¼ 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.

5 thoughts on “Hillside Park, Andover, NJ

  1. 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!

  2. 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.


    Dave Hendershott
    NHS 80’s Alumni Association

  3. 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.

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