Ruckman Park in Closter has a huge playground area with two structures. The older child structure is very tall and has a very steep triple slide. There are also independent rock walls, tunnels, monkey bars, and so much to do. The structure for the little ones isnâ€™t toddler size, but is definitely smaller. Expect full sun, seek shade in the nearby large picnicking pavilion.
ADDRESS: Piermont Rd & Ruckman Rd
DIRECTIONS: GSP N to exit 168 Washington/Westwood/HoHoKus. Bear right off of the exit onto Washington Ave. Stay on Washington Ave for approximately 2 miles and bear right onto Broadway into the center of Westwood. Continue on Broadway for about 4 miles and make a right onto Closter Dock Rd. Make a left onto Piermont Rd. The playground is at the intersection of Piermont Rd & Ruckman Rd.
PARKING: Large paved lot but a little bit of a walk to the playground
PICNICKING: A pavilion with tables and benches at the playground
CLIMBING: Rock wall, chain steps, wiggle pole, circular monkey bars, stacked mushroom caps, corkscrew poles, standing bouncers, steppers, balance beams
PLAYTHINGS: Tic-tac-toe, matching games, steering wheels, call boxes, general store, looking glass, animal bouncers
SLIDES: One corkscrew, two chutes, one tube, one double, and one very steep triple chute
SPORTS: Baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis, bocce courts
SWINGS: Four full size, two toddler, one tire
WALKING PATHS: Paved around the park but not to the playground
MAKE A DAY OF IT: Stop by Wards 5 & 10 on Closter Dock Rd for a shopping trip like no other. For the last 50 years Wardâ€™s has carried a broad assortment of inventory at the lowest prices. There is something for everyone so take the time to stop by and see what they have for you.