NJ Spraygrounds & Splash Pads by County 2016

Since 2008 we’ve been on the hunt for the greatest places to play that are free in NJ, for this summer 2016, we have our NJ sprayground list for 2016 for Northern NJ.  Searching for wading pools, fountains, splash pads, spraygrounds? Check out our latest list. We are still updating, but wanted to share

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Favorite NJ park to exercise, bike, walk, jog or hike?

We asked and you answered! We took a poll from our facebook fans on what are people’s favorite NJ park to visit (with kids) for hiking, biking, running or exercising. What a BIG response to this question, we knew a few favorites would come up but then there were a few new ones, we

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Hopatcong State Park, Landing

1 Lakeside Blvd, Landing, NJ. What a great NJ Park! Very expansive, and on the southern tip of Lake Hopatcong is a great beach where you can bathe and relax, and there are also 2 playground in the area, plus plenty of shady places to grill (some are very steep though) Well unfortunately my computer

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Ross Dock Park Area, Fort Lee, NJ

From “The Bergen County Playground Guide”: ADDRESS: Henry Hudson Dr in the Palisades Interstate Park System DIRECTIONS: I-80 E to the George Washington Bridge (GWB). Keep left and take I-80 Express towards I-95 NJ Turnpike/GWB. The take I-95 N exit on the left towards the GWB. Merge onto I-95 Express N/NJ Turnpike N. I-95 express

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Imagination Playground / Horseshoe Lake, Roxbury, NJ

Imagination Playground in Succasunna (Roxbury) NJ is an impressive playground built by the community and again rebuilt. Please note that Horseshoe Lake/Beach (not part of the playground) is for members only and their guests, for more information on how to purchase membership check out this link Come check out the newest improvements including my son’s

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Elysian Park and Maxwell Park, Hoboken, NJ

1001 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ. You can park in the residential permit only parking spots as long as it is less than 4 hours. Â I failed to read the sign so got a metered spot on Sinatra Drive that goes up to 12 hours, 25 cents/every 15 min.

It was refreshing to spend

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Lurker Field, East Hanover, NJ

Eagle Rock Avenue and Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ. there are 2 parking lots, one on Eagle Rock I believe is closer to the playground and it is on Fifth Avenue by the Rinaldi Center, however i do not see that street published on mapquest or google maps. If you park far away, prepare for

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Ralston Playground, Mendham, NJ (Ralston)

UPDATE 4/28/2014-  This park is closed temporarily! from mendham township org site: Residents are advised that due to safety issues resulting from this past winter’s severe weather, the Township has temporarily closed the Ralston playground. The issues requiring the closure are under evaluation by Township staff and the playground designer. A plan/timetable for the

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Gardner Field, Denville, NJ

Route 46 & Savage Road, Denville, NJ

Update: 4/7/2011- Spoke to Don Borgadus, Denville Twp. Rec, it is open again!!! 🙂 Update: 3/20/2011- Word is Gardner Field is closed due to insurance purposes, if anyone knows more about this or when they will open, please comment below!

Update 8/12/2009:Â Classified it as no-wood chip but

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Dodge Field, Madison, NJ

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 closeby. Tennis courts

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Camp Jefferson, Jefferson Township, NJ


81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Definitely one of the best playgrounds we have been to. It also has a skate park across the parking lot. *partially fenced in* (UPDATE on the partially thanks to

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Degnan Memorial Park, West Orange, NJ

650 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ. Degnan Memorial park has a great playground nearby a peaceful lake. For both pre-school and school-age children, my kids enjoyed it very much.Â

Very popular, and fun for climbers. Swings slides, bouncy seat/characters and fencing. Friendly crowd was there when we went. If you are in this

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Castle Park II, Toms River, NJ

If you are looking to book a party, unfortunately you can’t according to the Toms River website. See this link for further explanation.

North Bay Avenue & Oak Avenue, Toms River, NJ. What a great playground, my sons both had a wonderful time. We spent the day at Blackbeard’s cave http://www.blackbeardscave.com/ ($18 for wristband from

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Verona Park, Verona, NJ

Bloomfield Avenue and Lakeside Avenue, Verona, NJ. I love this park, it is absolutely beautiful with a lake nearby, place to run (I used to go here a while back but pre-kids so never noticed the playground) and a beautiful flower garden next to the playground. A very popular playground, so parking is scarce. Also

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Weehawken Waterfront Park, Weehawken, NJ

Port Imperial Blvd., Weehawken, NJ (around 83 Port Imperial according to gps)Â

Coming from 495E from the Hoboken/Weehawken exit, make a right on N. marginal highway and then make a left on Baldwin Avenue and then a left on Port Imperial Blvd. You’ll see the park almost immediately on right-hand side by the

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Memorial Park, Chatham, NJ

214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ- located in the back of the library. Great playground for toddlers. The kids had a great time, plenty of playground equipment adjacent to a fenced in pool (for town residents). Really nice people were there this past Sunday. I really enjoy Chatham parks. Partially fenced, and there is a basketball

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Castle (Shunpike) Playground, Chatham, NJ

Shunpike Avenue, Chatham, NJ (can use Rolling Hill Court as intersecting street to find on maps.google.com). Great busy playground, especially for older kids. There are a lot of rocks in the perimeter so be careful with your little ones, and a small gully. Shady Picnic tables closeby make it convenient to bring an afternoon snack

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Van Saun Park, Paramus, NJ

From “The Bergen County Playground Guide” ADDRESS: Forest Ave & Continental Ave DIRECTIONS: NJ-4 E to Forest Ave. Turn right off of the exit and merge onto Forest Ave. Entrance to the park and zoo is approximately 2 miles down on the right. DESCRIPTION: Van Saun Park is one of the largest playgrounds we’ve been

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Lyndhurst Town Park, Lyndhurst, NJ

From “The Bergen County Playground Guide”: ADDRESS: 367 Valley Brook Ave DIRECTIONS: NJ-3 E to the Park Ave/Riverside Ave exit. Turn left onto Rutherford Ave. Turn right onto Delafield Ave. DESCRIPTION: The best of the best! This playground is awesome. As you enter the park you feel like you’re on vacation. There is an ampi-theater

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Community Playground of Montville, NJ

Change Bridge Road, Montville, NJ. Thanks to my friend Allison Barbag for this recommendation. Very nice huge playground, our kids had a lot of fun today there. This is the biggest one I’ve seen in NJ yet. Great for pre-school and school-age kids. If you like slides, this has a giant one! Check out the

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Taylor Park, Millburn, NJ

Main St. and Taylor St., Millburn, NJ. A favorite shady park in Millburn, NJ with plenty of benches. Fenced in, and 3 main playground structures. They have a sandbox but no toys. there is a co-op nursery adjacent to the park, and a bench. Adjacent to the playground is a very nice walking area. Information

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