Malapardis Rd, Cedar Knolls
287 N to the Route 10 E towards Whippany. Make the first right onto Jefferson Rd. At the first light, make a right. Take this road to the end and make a right at Notre Dame Church (Ridgedale
Ave). At the first light make a left onto Malapardis. The park is about a Â¼ of a mile on the left.
Nicely shaded â€œLittle Tikesâ€ playground with really unique playthings and cool climbing structures. Part of a lovely clean park with a pond, walking paths and ball field. Very restful and a great spot for a picnic. Upper park with tennis courts.
Picnicking: Great little gazebo with tables, additional tables scattered throughout park
Climbing: Monkey bars, rings, advanced and toddler climbs, rock and rope walls, mushroom caps
Playthings: Big purple hippo with insides labeled (e.g. stomach, tongue, kidney, etc.) Under equipment is full of fun stuff, puzzles, a bat cave with hieroglyphics, mazes, music center, store front, kid-sized benches, and music center with bongos, keyboard and more!
Slides: Five chute, two half-pipe, one corkscrew, one toddler
Sports: Busy baseball field, horseshoes, three tennis courts
Swings: Two full size, two toddler
Walking Paths: Around the ball field, pond and up to the â€œupper parkâ€, great for bike riding and strollers, a little too un-even for beginning and maybe even adult roller skating
Water: Very pretty pond with center fountain and steps approaching perimeter, good for launching remote controlled boats!
Make a Day of It
Check out the local Kiwanis Club for information on their annual rubber duck race in June. We went this year and even though our duck didnâ€™t win, it was a ton of fun with face painting, horse and buggy rides, food and more. Lots of dining and coffee on nearby Route 10, Ridgedale Ave or downtown Morris Plains.