Wilde Field, Glen Rock NJ

Glen Rock’s Wilde Field Playground has 3 distinct playground areas. One small toddler fenced in area with Little Tykes equipment. The other two sections are together but for different age groups. The area is nicely shaded under tall trees with lots of climbing. The equipment offers something for everyone with the different levels of play. The play areas are centered between baseball fields, tennis courts, and basketball courts.

ADDRESS: Maple Ave
DIRECTIONS: NJ-4 W towards Paterson. Stay straight to go onto NJ-208 N. Take the Maple Ave North exit toward Glen Rock/Ridgewood. Slight right onto South Maple Ave
PARKING: Large paved lot but it’s a bit of a walk along a path to the playground
PICNICKING: A pavilion shelter with tables and scattered tables throughout the park area
CLIMBING: One corkscrew pole, monkey bars, wiggle poles, rock wall, parallel bars, rings, three climbing mushroom poles, half moon climbing bars, cement dolphins and turtles for climbing
PLAYTHINGS: Alphabet tic-tac-toe, two store fronts, call boxes, pretend spaceship and race car pictures, two rocking animals
SLIDES: Two corkscrew, one chute, one double chute
SPORTS: Bocce, shuffle board, checkers table, chess tables, baseball, tennis, basketball, ice hockey
WALKING PATHS: Paved around the park
OTHER COOL STUFF: Large hockey rink great for roller hockey. Residents may also reserve space for larger groups to utilize the barbeque and picnic areas. Contact Borough Hall for details.
MAKE A DAY OF IT: Check out Grow-Cery Limited on Rock Rd. They are a small scale toy store with lots of personality. They have a broad assortment of creative and educational toys.

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 review from “The Playground Guide” below:

130 Changebridge Rd

From Route 287 North take exit 47 Montville/Lincoln Park. Make a left onto Route 202. Continue on Route 202 to 1st traffic light. Make a right at this light onto Changebridge Rd. The Park is approximaly a mile and ¼ on your left.

An incredibly diverse, clean, fun, well designed playground with four distinct play areas and something for everyone. It’s amusement park like. It could be the largest playground in all of Morris County. It has a beautiful farm theme and tons of variety in the equipment. Tall tube slides are super-adventurous and there’s great climbing for older kids, an imaginative play area for smaller kids and hand-cap accessible swings that can hold wheelchairs. This playground is definitely a top 10! Bathrooms next to the playground would make it perfect!

Parking: Large
Picnicking: Maybe a half-dozen tables and shelter, benches throughout
Handicap: The playground area is wheel chair accessible with ramps throughout and two swings which can accommodate chairs. You need to call the recreation center or stop by as you enter the park in order to have them un-locked. The equipment centers are not entirely wheelchair accessible and they are almost all centered in mulch.
Climbing: Ladders, suspended logs, tubes, repellers, climbing walls, spider web rope structure, helix climb, drawbridges, tire climbs, monkey bars, ramps, rings, and more!
Merry-go-round: Single person
Playthings: Tubes, music center with chimes, a little “mall” with a dairy, log cabin, barn and silo, steering wheels, call boxes, wooden race car and train
Seesaws: Four seater, single person bunny, horse, pig and lamb bouncies
Slides: Three toddler, three chute, one corkscrew tube, two huge twisty tube slides
Sports: Soccer, horseshoe pits, bocce ball courts, beach volleyball
Swings: Two handi-cap wheel chair accessible, one chair, one tire, three full size, four toddler
Other Cool Stuff: Sun dial, community gardens, teen center

Make a Day of It
Eat at the Red Barn restaurant. Take a class or enjoy open play at an indoor place like Play Your Way in nearby Riverdale, or Kid-netic. Bring your dog to the dog park on Changebridge Rd.

Thanks also to Sara for adding the wheelchair swing pic and spinny thing we missed that when we went