Melissa first visited one of the Berlin Park playgrounds in Berlin in Camden County for our New Jersey Parks & Playground series back in 2013. Then, I visited with my boys in 2017 and found the park to still be as beautiful as Melissa had shared.
Now for 2022, as part of our 100 Playgrounds in 100 Days series, I revisited the playground AGAIN (today, July 15, 2022) and found while this picturesque setting was still beautiful there was new equipment to replace what had been there.
Gone is this…
But it’s been replaced with this climbing tower playground. Not only that but on this visit to Berlin Park we visited BOTH playgrounds and we’ve got pictures and details to share about both of them.
10 Things to Know About the Berlin Park Playgrounds in Berlin
As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Berlin Park playground, a playground in Berlin, New Jersey.
Where is Berlin Park located?
Berlin Park is located in Berlin, between the White Horse Pike, New Freedom Road and Park Drive. Our address used 34 Park Avenue in Berlin. As I approached the intersection of Thackara Avenue/Berlin-Cross Keys Road and North Park Drive I noticed the Berlin Park sign. I went left and found the larger of the two playgrounds. You can reach the second playground by driving in the opposite direction of Park Drive. This Berlin Park map can help you find your way around.
The Berlin park is part of the Camden County park system.
What kind of playground equipment does Berlin Park have?
As we mentioned Berlin Park has two playground areas. We are going to refer to the playground near the softball fields as the larger playground and the playground near the stream and basketball courts at the climbing tower playground.
The larger playground looks like a traditional playground with slides, swings, and additional playground features. The climbing tower playground is a special feature in itself. We’ll describe it more in the special features section.
Are there swings?
At the larger playground, there is one swing structure. It has 2 baby swings and 2 accessible swings.
Are there slides?
The larger playground has 3 playground structures with slides. The fire station has one short slide.
There is another structure with a slightly curvy slide.
The largest structure at the large playground has 1 side-by-side slide and one slightly curvy slide.
The climbing tower slide has a unique climbing ladder with a slightly wavy slide.
What special features does the playground offer?
Fire Station Truck
At the larger playground, there is a fire station for toddlers and preschoolers. It has the slide we mentioned earlier, a dog house to climb through, and a fire truck seat. Your little one can pretend to drive away or bark as he/she crawls through the tunnel.
Other features of the larger playground
Other features kids will enjoy at this Berlin playground include the climbing ladder, monkey bars, high back spinner, single spinner, and telephone feature.
Climbing Tower Playground
The climbing tower playground is quite the unique feature. You might even miss it if you were just driving by, but it’s definitely worth stopping for.
The inner tower has a series of rope ladders to get you up to the top. There are pieces of rubber stretched out to provide seats to rest or look out over Berlin Park as you climb.
The inner tower has climbing rope walls that extend outward. There are monkey bar handles, ropes with spheres and discs, and more.
If that wasn’t enough there’s also a slide and spinner on this tower.
What kind of ground cover does the playground have?
The ground cover at both Berlin playgrounds is wood mulch.
Are the playgrounds at Berlin Park accessible?
There are two accessible swings at the larger playground.
There are no ramps at either playground area. There are no sensory play areas at the ground level. It might be possible to wheel into the shady area under the playground equipment at the larger playground but there isn’t much to do under the playground.
Is there shade available at the Berlin Park Playgrounds?
Both playgrounds have picnic tables under trees that can provide some shade.
The climbing tower doesn’t offer any other shade. The larger playground has shade in the firehouse station and under the large playground structure.
Where is parking for Berlin Park?
Each playground has its own parking lot nearby.
Are there restrooms at Berlin Park?
There were a few port-a-potties at both playgrounds. They were located on the far end of the parking lots.
What else is there to do at Berlin Park?
In addition to the playground at Berlin Park, there are additional amenities available for visitors.
Are there walking trails?
There is an approximately 5-mile gravel and dirt nature trail. In addition, there is a bike path with a .78 mile portion paved and the other 1.8 mile portion cinder/gravel.
Are there fields or courts for sports?
With all the amenities at Berlin Park, there’s no reason to ever be bored.
- 2 Tennis Courts
- 1 Basketball Court
- 2 Playgrounds
- 2 Softball Fields
- 1 Sand Volleyball Court
- 1 In-Line Hockey Court
- Fishing is available in the Great Egg Harbor River
Bonus information we want you to know about Berlin Park
Berlin Park is part of a 151.81 acres picturesque setting. There are picnic groves available and the Great Egg Harbor River runs within the park. Enjoy watching the ducks in the lake and the wildlife as your children play or you travel through the park.
You could walk the nature trail to get from one playground area to the other one.
Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Berlin Park?
We provide these details about the park as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Berlin Park or the playgrounds for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling 856-795-PARK (7275) or visiting their website.
Find more great playgrounds in New Jersey
Visit Camden 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.