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Bass River Township Park Playground in New Gretna, NJ

We were first introduced to Bass River Township Park and Playground in 2018. Driving through New Gretna on Route 9 recently my youngest spotted a playground. The sign with Smokey the Bear caught his attention. We were on our way to the Tuckerton Seaport for their Carving Wars, a chainsaw wood carving competition. Knowing that we frequently STOP for playgrounds he asked if we could stop to visit the park on our way home. Of course, I said yes.

Horizonal picture Bass River Township Park Playground in New Gretna NJ

As we pulled off of Route 9 and headed down Maple Avenue, I was so glad my son noticed this playground. The tall tower playground structure immediately called to my boys. It looked fabulous! Before I could even get out of the car, my boys took off for the tower. They were ready to explore every nook and cranny.

Bass River Township Park and Playground in New Gretna

10 Things to Know About Bass River Township Park and Playground in New Gretna

We could not have asked for a better day to visit the Bass River Township Park. The sun was shining and while the park was crowded I was determined to stay and let my boys play as long as they wanted. My boys spun on the spinning feature, swung on the swings, explored the playgrounds, met some new friends, and played a pick-up game of basketball.

Bass River Township Park playground

Where is Bass River Township Park located?

The Bass River Township Park is located just off Maple Avenue, near Route 9 in Bass River Township in New Gretna. The park is part of the Bass River Township park system in Burlington County.

Bass River Township Park Playground in New Gretna NJ 3 story playground

What kind of playground equipment does the Bass River Township Park have?

The Bass River Township Park has 1 main playground with 2 play areas.

One of the things parents and kids will enjoy most about the Bass River Township Park Park is the tall unique climbing structure. With the multiple platforms, kids can get a view of the entire park from different viewpoints. With slides at every level, even the littlest of kids should be able to enjoy a fun slide down.

slides at Bass River Township Park Playground in New Gretna NJ

Are there swings?

There are two structures with swings. Between the playground and the tennis court are 8 traditional swings. Near the toddler play equipment, there are 2 baby swings.

swings at Bass River Township park

Are there slides?

The large multi-level climbing playground structure has 4 slides: open and closed tunnels, straight and twisty. The toddler playground equipment has three straight slides.

Bass River Park playground

What special features does the playground offer?

  • Both playground structures have an activity wall.
  • Unique merry-go-round spinning structure
  • In addition to slides, the main playground structure has
    • Viewing station with mounted viewfinder
    • Activity walls
    • Rock Climbing wall
    • Climbing ladders
Bass River Park Bass River Township park
  • In addition to the slides at the preschool playground structure with toddler playground equipment, there are
    • Bongo drums
    • Climbing structure
Preschool playground at Bass River Township park

What kind of ground cover does the playground offer?

The ground surface is wood mulch.

A seated spinner rests on mulch at Bass River Township park playground.

Is the playground at Bass River Township Park fully accessible?

Bass River Township Park is not accessible. There were no ramps onto the playground equipment and there were no accessible or inclusive swings.

Is there shade available at the Bass River Township Park park? 

There are a few ways to be in the shade at Bass River Township park. A built-in bench at the base of the 3-story main tower provides shade. The middle level of the tower has shade provided by the top level. The top level has a roof that blocks out some sun. The pavilion can also provide a shady spot to get out of the sun.

Get a great picture at the top of the playground at Bass River Township park
Get a great picture at the top of the playground at Bass River Township park

Where is parking for the Bass River Township Park? 

Parking for the park is available in a small parking lot as well as in a side lot and on the street. Parking was available for free.

Are there restrooms at the Bass River Township Park?

At the time of our latest visit in 2018, the Bass River Township Park had one port-a-potty.

The playground at Bass River Township Park has a 3 story tower as part of its playground equipment.

What else is there to do at Bass River Township Park?

In addition to the playground at Bass River Township Park, there are additional amenities available for visitors.

Memorial Reflection Garden

There is a memorial garden we believe has been dedicated to those who have battled cancer. There is a Survivor Bell for cancer survivors to ring to symbolize the end of chemo and the start of a new healthy life.

Bass river park memorial park

Are there walking trails?

Bass River Park in Bass River Township has one paved walking trail. It can also be referred to as a fitness trail as there are fitness stations. We found it to be stroller-friendly and wheelchair accessible.

Bass River Township walking trail

Are there fields or courts for sports? 

There are no traditional fields at the park, but there is a large area of grass and dirt. Bring a soccer ball, kickball, or other beachy sports equipment and have a pick-up game. This Bass River Township Park also has a basketball court and tennis courts.

Bonus information we want you to know about Bass River Township Park 

We did not see any stated hours for the Bass River Township Park in New Gretna. We believe like most parks it is open from dawn to dusk.

Bass River Township tennis courts

There were about 5 park benches near the playground, a walking trail, and a few more benches around a fountain. There is one pavilion with 3 tables.

Watch our video tour of Bass River Township Park below.

Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Bass River Township Park?

We provide these details about Bass River Township Park as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Bass River Township Park for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (609) 296-3337, emailing clerk@bassriver-nj.org, or visiting their website.

Bring your lunch to enjoy at the Take a Tour of Bass River Township Park pavillion

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Visit Burlington County playgrounds and parks 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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