Greenwood Avenue and Chapel street, Madison NJ. What a great park, walking distance to the train station. I’m not familiar with Madison parks, but I love this playground with the central gazebo where you can keep track of the kids, mostly fenced with a rock wall, swings, slides, sandbox, and restrooms really close by. Tennis courts and a ball field are next to the playground as well. Had to pull my kids away, and it was a tough one. The sandbox has plenty of toys and the parents were friendly.

Check out Amy’s review from “The Playground Guide”:

From I-287 S take exit 37 onto NJ-24 E. Take exit 2A to Columbia Turnpike/CR 51-0W and turn left onto Park Ave. Park Ave turns into 124 or Main St Madison. Turn left onto Central Ave. Right onto Brittin and right again onto Greenwood Ave. The park is on your left.

A large fenced-in playground in an urban setting. Great sandbox with tons of toys. Hard solid rubber ground cover. Easy walking distance (3 blocks) to town and from the train station (5-6 blocks.) Newer equipment, bathrooms and some shelter make this a great day trip!

Parking: Street only
Picnicking: A central gazebo with a couple tables and additional seating under the eaves of the building that holds the restrooms
Climbing: Big stand-alone climbing wall, repeller, ladders, climbing poles, toddler sized climbing wall, monkey bars, rings and stairs, drawbridge, chin-up bars, tubes, steppers, chain wall
Playthings: Fire truck with steering wheel, tic-tac-toe, puzzles
Sandbox: Nice size with TONS of toys
Slides: Three chute, one corkscrew, one half-pipe, four toddler
Sports: Two lit basketball courts, lit baseball/football field with jogging track
Swings: Four full size, four toddler
Walking Paths: Jogging path around ball field
Other Cool Stuff: Push toys and play cars

Make a Day of It
Take the train to Madison and walk to Kids Consignments for an endless supply of gently used items. Dine at The Firehouse Restaurant. On your way back treat yourself to McCools Ice Cream Parlor and shop at Miniatures & More or Alfred’s Sport Shop along the way.