Hillside Park, Andover, NJ

by | Dec 3, 2009 | Andover, Outdoor Playgrounds, Sussex County Playgrounds | 5 comments

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 ΒΌ 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.


  1. Lisa

    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. Dave Hendershott

    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. admin

    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

  4. OttoMobeale

    Why did they cut down those gorgeous shade trees in the picnic area?

  5. Bill Cook

    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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