DiMaggio Park, Paramus NJ

Paramus’ DiMaggio Park is located on Nichols Dr & Oliver Rd. It is a great playground in residential neighborhood. Two separate areas for each age group. Toddler area has swings and two animal rockers. Older area has great climbing and lots of slides.

DIRECTIONS: NJ-17 N to Linwood Ave exit. Turn right immediately off the exit onto Alden Rd. Turn right onto Flint Pl and then right onto Nichols Dr.

PARKING: Street only

CLIMBING: Corkscrew, wiggle poles, monkey bars, two repellers, rings, stacked mushroom caps, rock wall

PLAYTHINGS: Tic tac toe, alphabet wall, animal matching

SLIDES: One corkscrew, one chute, one double, one tube

SPORTS: Basketball, handball

SWINGS: Two full size, two toddler

Dimaggio Park
MAKE A DAY OF IT: McDonalds is on NJ Rt 17 North right before you get off of the Linwood Ave exit. Stop and pick up lunch for an afternoon at the park.

Bedminster Elementary School, Bedminster NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall:

Bedminster Elementary School is located at 234 Somerville Road, Bedminster (Somerset Co.). It has a terrific, big, sunny playground with lots of interesting equipment.

The main play structure has about 6 different types of climbing walls, several slides, parallel zip lines that one kid can use with either hand, lots of different kinds of monkey bars, a bouncing balance beam, a store front, lots more.

The structure for younger kids has another slide, a cool periscope, and a neat manipulative about the planets. There are swings, including a chair swing, two spinning stools, a picnic shelter with a tent over it, and a bridge over a tiny stream into the woods and an extremely long and well-done walking path.

On the way in is a set of large concrete balls that my kids enjoyed as well. No bathrooms and very little shade unfortunately, but otherwise wonderful.

The Midland School, Branchburg

Another classic wooden structure!

Thanks Sara Rall for capturing this great playground and sharing the info:

94 Readington Rd., North Branch in Branchburg, Somerset  Co.

The Midland School in Branchburg has a wonderful, shady, wooden ADA-accessible playground that is open  when school is closed.

There is only one slide, but lots of things to climb and swing on, including a Tarzan-style zip line, a giant swing, tire swings,  and chair swings.

There is a raised sandbox that a child in a wheelchair would also be able to use. It is well fenced and far from the road.

This is my favorite ADA playground