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Glenfield Park playground is located and best accessible at the intersection of Woodland Ave. and Willowdale Ave. in Montclair NJ. This park is pretty close to the downtown area as well as the high school. Although it is a bit weathered, one of the swings was broken, and the equipment shows use, there are so many structures to keep the kids entertained. When we went there were even some young men using the playground equipment for exercise.

Recommended Ages: Playgrounds for both 5-12 year olds and 2-5 year olds
Climbing: Tons of monkey bars, rings, poles, handles to grab.
Slides: various slides for all ages
Swings: Big kid swings, toddler swings
Other: Fitness circuit around the park
Parking: Street Parking
Benches: Benches are scattered through park
Picnicking: set apart from the playground, have picnic tables and grills!
Drinking Fountain: Yes
Walking Paths: Paved paths
Bathrooms: Indoor bathrooms, and in case not opened there were some porta-potties

From the Essex County Parks Website:


Large community center.
Football field.
Field hockey.
Softball fields.
Tennis Courts.
Lighted basketball courts.
Large playground & fitness court.
Glenfield Middle School, adjacent to the park, uses it for many of their programs.
Toney’s Brook flows through the glen.

Other Cool Stuff: Check out Montclair’s downtown to eat and shop! If you want to take a look at the park map, here is the link from Essex County Parks’ Website: http://www.essex-countynj.org/p/parks/sites/maps/glenfield.jpg