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Baby Lucy Playground in Margate NJ

In our quest to feature 100 New Jersey playgrounds over 100 days, the Baby Lucy Playground in Margate is a bonus playground feature. As soon as I heard about it through Facebook I knew I had to get over to see it.

I am so glad I did. If you love Lucy the Elephant you are going to love this playground, that’s shaped just like a Baby Lucy. Quick note, the playground and Lucy the Elephant ARE NOT located in the same place, but they are both in Margate.

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10 Things to Know About the Baby Lucy Playground in Margate

As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about the Baby Lucy the Elephant Playground, a playground in Margate, New Jersey.

Where is the Baby Lucy Playground located?

The playground is located at the corner of Jerome Avenue and Fulton Avenue. It’s part of the greater Jerome Avenue Recreational Complex. The park is part of the Margate park system.

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What kind of playground equipment does the Baby Lucy Playground have?

The playground is made to look like a smaller replica of Lucy the Elephant. It even has a 3-level tower that leads to a howdah and a tunnel slide for a trunk.

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Are there swings?

There is one swing structure with multiple swings. There are 4 traditional swings.

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The same structure has 1 accessible swing, 1 baby swing, and 2 baby and companion swings.

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Are there slides?

At the trunk end of the elephant playground there is one tunnel slide that represents Lucy’s trunk. On each side of the tunnel slide is another slide. Both are long, open, slightly curvy slides. All three of the slides start from the second level and travel down to the ground level.

What special features does the playground offer?

There is a tower with 3 levels. The top is a howdah just like Lucy the Elephant has.

There is another 2-level tower where the slides descend from. They represent Lucy’s head. If you look closely you will notice there are eyes and ears for Lucy.

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There are ladders around every side of the structure.

There is a small climbing wall on the streetside of the playground.

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There are some sensory play areas on the structure.

There is an oversized baseball bat that serves as a balance beam and an oversized baseball mitt that serves as a tunnel.

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What kind of ground cover does the playground have?

The ground cover is sand-colored rubber padding.

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Is the playground accessible?

There is limited accessibility on the playground. There is one accessible swing, but there are no ramps onto the equipment. Climbing is required to get from one level to another. The openings inside the elephant structure that have the ladder to climb up are fairly narrow.

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The picnic tables at the playground are wheelchair accessible.

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Is there shade available at the Baby Lucy Playground? 

There is shade inside the structure provided by the ceilings and roof and under the oversized baseball mitt.

Additional shade is available under the two picnic tables or in the dugout.

Where is parking for the Baby Lucy Playground? 

There is free street parking along Jerome Avenue and Fulton Avenue. The parking lot to the recreation complex was open but there are now permanent basketball hoops in the same space. It’s not clear if parking is still allowed there.

Are there restrooms at Baby Lucy Playground?

Towards the far end of the Jerome Avenue Recreational Complex, there are indoor restrooms.

What else is there to do at this playground?

In addition to the playground, there are additional amenities available for visitors.

Are there walking trails?

There is a paved trail that seems to weave around the various fields and the playground.

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Are there fields or courts for sports? 

Since the playground is part of the Jerome Avenue Recreational Complex there are a number of sports fields: basketball courts, tennis courts, and baseball fields.

There is a small field of grass adjacent to the playground.

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Bonus information we want you to know about the Baby Lucy the Elephant playground in Margate.

The Margate City Recreation Department opened the new Baby Lucy playground on August 8, 2022. Our pictures are from our visit just 3 days later. The playground is fully fenced in. There is a door that opens to the street and an opening to the fields.

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Tot Lot

In addition to this new playground, there is a tot lot playground between the baseball field, tennis courts, and street. It’s gated in on all sides with a door that opens to the street and to the baseball field.

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Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Baby Lucy Playground?

We provide these details about this playground as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Baby Lucy Playground for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (609) 823-6658 or visiting their website.

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Find more great playgrounds in New Jersey

Visit Atlantic County parks and playgrounds to learn more about playgrounds near this one. Visit our series on New Jersey Playgrounds and Parks to learn more about the great playgrounds across our state.

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