Quail Brook Park, Franklin Twp NJ

Another Sara Rall Guest Post! (Great picnic spot here!)

Quail Brook Park on New Brunswick Rd. near Hexham Dr. in Franklin Twp., Somerset County is mostly a golf course, but has a lovely playground and picnic grove tucked away here as well.

The play structure is metal and plastic with a rope bridge

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Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch NJ

A Big Thank You to a dear friend, Thu, for getting me great pictures and video!!

UPDATE: ATTENTION GPS SMARTPHONE PEOPLE- Address noted below is not accurate for these devices, see comment by James:

“Please change the address for those using gps and smart phones. It actually comes up as Seven Presidents Park Kiernan Blvd,

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Be a Roving Reporter

We are always looking for new places to play so if you find a great outdoor playground that’s not already on our site we’d love to hear all about it and see your pictures!

In exchange for your review we have some partners who will provide you with FREE passes to their locations. If you

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Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, NJ

Sara has sent me some great finds, and I’m still catching up 🙂 Here’s another great park from her in Bridgewater, check out all our Bridgewater parks, we have a ton thanks to Sara.

Duke Island Park, on Park Drive off Old York Rd. at the southern edge of Bradley Gardens, Bridgewater Twp.,

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Glen Rock Arboretum (Faber Field) Glen Rock, NJ

Update: This park was completely redone. No more wooden structures or metal slides. Thanks to Victoria from the very active North Jersey Moms Meetup Group who sent us these great pictures!!!

Doremus Ave off of Rock Rd, Glen Rock, NJ

DIRECTIONS:Â Â NJ-4 W towards Paterson. Stay straight to go onto NJ-208 N. Slight

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Pleasant Valley Park, Basking Ridge NJ

Located on 3405 Valley Road, Basking Ridge (Bernards Twp.), Pleasant Valley Park is a sprawling park with a wonderful playground in a shady area just off the main parking lot.  Nicely mulched and very clean with newer equipment and amenities – bathrooms are open and nearby! Tons of sports fields and courts, paved walking

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Style and Playgrounds

Editor’s Note:  We love playgrounds, but if this site was just about parks, it would be a little stale.  So from time to time we will take a little detour to change the scenery. I have a personal connection to Bridgette Raes, childhood acquaintance rediscovered on facebook.  Her positivity, drive and message

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Pepe Field, Boonton NJ

Editor’s Note:Â Lara from TwiceBlessedLife commented that she really enjoyed how in Japan they have barriers in front of the swings so that the kids don’t run up to them.Â

Poppy, one of our FB fans, noted that Boonton has this! Thanks to our recent merge of the Playground Guide, we are able to

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Chubb Park, Chester NJ

Editor’s Note: So about a year ago, I had attempted a Celebrity Poll for NJ Parks. Although follow-up was pretty scarce, we did get a great recommendation from one of my favorite comedians and author, Jim Breuer, a Chester resident via email. I also was lucky enough to meet him at an event at the

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Downloads and Fun Things to Do


Thanks for clicking on Gummy, our playground bear!   Â

Visit this page for cool downloads!



Mommy Me Move It Event— Flyer and Links for Registration

Discount for NJ Kids Expo

Springfield MOMS Club

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Saddle River County Park- Glen Rock, NJ

Saddle River County Park encompasses a huge area and this section happens to be a favorite of one of our fans, Victoria. She was kind enough to send us some photos and she describes below why she likes this park:

Not nearly as crowded as the Ridgewood duck pond which is nearby. Parking lot

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Playground Safety: When it isn’t safe to wear a bicycle helmet

Wearing a helmet while biking = SAFE

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our first playground safety article from our newest sponsor, East West Playground Consultants LLC. We hope that these articles will serve a great resource for NJ parents!

After a long cold snowy winter, the time of the year has finally arrived for

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Columbus Park, Piscataway NJ

Another Great Post by Sara Rall!

Columbus Park Playground is located near the corner of Mansfield Rd. and 11th St. in Piscataway, Middlesex County. It is a shady, dino-themed playground in a park with just about every kind of sports facility you can think of.

The playground has one main play structure with a

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Muriel Hepner Park, Denville, NJ

Muriel Helpner Park is located Approx 300 Diamond Spring Rd in Denville, NJ

Small but fun fenced in playground right next to a very scenic pond with fountain, walking paths, foot bridge and in May/June lily pads in full bloom. The playground has new equipment, some shade and astro-turf ground cover!

From I-80W take

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Memory Park, Newton, NJ

Editor’s Note: Another great park by Amy’s Playground Guide from Sussex/Warren counties! I also wanted to acknowledge, Thomas Russo, the Town Manager of Newton, who I’ve been lucky to meet at a NJ Social Media conference awhile back. If you take a look at the Newton Town Website, you can immediately

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What to do After Open Cockpit Day in Teterboro

Today is Open Cockpit Day at Teterboro Airport from 10-4pm. (From Mirabest.com :

Explore planes, helicopters and a fire truck. Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum, Teterboro. Adults $7/Children $5. )

I grew up in Hasbrouck Heights the next town over, and thought I’d share some ideas for things to do that aren’t

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