Walter Lubbe Jr Playground at Memorial Field is located on New Bridge Rd & Brey Ln. We just visited this playground a few weeks ago (2011) and the sprayground is working and it automatically shuts off at 4PM in summer months. The pictures displayed are from our most recent visit. This is perfect if you are in the area, and just need to cool off the kids, be cautious with little ones as the surface on the sprayground is hard and and not spongy.
DIRECTIONS: NJ-4 E merge onto CR-503N/Hackensack Ave heading toward River Edge. Stay left at the fork to go on Hackensack Ave. Hackensack Ave becomes New Bridge Rd. After about 1/3 of a mile turn right onto Roemer Ave and follow that for almost a mile as it turns back into New Bridge and end at New Bridge Rd and Brey Ln. Turn into the park complex and park in the lot next to the 1st baseball field to then walk to the playground.
DESCRIPTION: Nicely shaded mostly fenced playground with some fun equipment like two oversized dinosaurs to ride. Also has a spray ground. Thereâ€™s a big picnicking pavilion in the same complex.
PARKING: Large parking lot in the complex, but nothing next to the playground
PICNICKING: Big pavilion in the complex, smaller, older gazebo with tables next to the playground
CLIMBING: Two repellers, stand-alone climbing structures, climbing wall, ladders, leaf shaped steps, monkey bars, tubes, chain ladder
PLAYTHINGS: Tic-tac-toe, call boxes, playthings that include a magic â€œ8-ballâ€ to question
SEESAWS: Two bouncy dinosaurs and a four-seater bouncer
SLIDES: Six toddler, one tube, one corkscrew
SPORTS: Two tennis courts, basketball, four baseball fields, batting cages
SWINGS: Two toddler, four full-size, two chair
WALKING PATHS: Paved and un-paved paths throughout the complex
OTHER COOL STUFF: Spray ground