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Cape May County Zoo Playground in Cape May Court House NJ

How do you have the perfect day in Cape May? Plan a visit to the Cape May County Zoo playground in Cape May Court House as part of your day to the Cape May County Park and Zoo. Since admission at the zoo is free you can come and go into the zoo allowing kids to have playground breaks in between visiting with the animals.

The Cape May County Zoo park is a very well-designed playground with a large variety of obstacles and fun. This park can be used by any age but it is recommended that your children are at least 5 years old.

WIDE - older kid playground 1 at Cape May County Zoo Park Playground in Cape May Court House NJ

10 Things to Know About Cape May County Zoo Playground in Cape May Court House

As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Cape May County Zoo Playground, a playground in Cape May Court House.

Where is Cape May County Zoo Playground located?

The playground is located in front of the zoo at 707 US-9 North in Cape May Court House in Cape May County, New Jersey. It uses the same entrances and exits as the zoo. The park is part of the Cape May County park system.

WIDE - older kid playground with swings at Cape May County Zoo Park Playground in Cape May Court House NJ

What kind of playground equipment does the Cape May County Zoo playground have?

If you haven’t been to this Cape May Court House playground in a few years, you need to get back there. The major playground area has undergone a massive renovation. There are more swings, slides, and climbing features than ever before. Jenn’s last playground visit was in 2018 so these changes have happened since then.

WIDE - older kid playground close up of whale at Cape May County Zoo Park Playground in Cape May Court House NJ

Are there swings?

This park has a lot of swings; including 20 traditional swings, 2 baby swings, 2 parent-baby swings, and a basket/flying saucer/disk swing. 

SWINGS - traditional swings AND other swings at Cape May County Zoo Park Playground in Cape May Court House NJ

Are there slides?

This park includes 3 side-by-side slides with 2 large curvy slides and one large twisty slide.

SLIDES - 3 side by side slides TALL at Cape May County Zoo Park Playground in Cape May Court House NJ

There is also one medium-sized curvy slide and one large curved tube slide.

What special features does the playground offer?

This park includes a lot of rope equipment including rope bridges, rope ladders, and rope spins.

There are ring monkey bars, a spinner, a whale rock climbing wall, a fun mirror, drums, tube bridges, a map puzzle, and even more. 

Preschool Playground

Nearby there is also another park for preschoolers with 4 slides, 4 baby swings, and a few special features like a small rock climbing wall, ride-on toys, tunnels, spinny toys, activity boards, and a big swinging bench for adults with shade. We believe any changes to that have been minimal.

What kind of ground cover does the playground have?

The playground ground cover is rubber mulch.

TALL - Older kid playground whale and slide view at Cape May County Zoo Park Playground in Cape May Court House NJ

Is the playground at the Cape May County Zoo accessible?

There are 2 accessible swings and some ground-level sensory play. There are no ramps onto equipment.

Is there shade available at the Cape May County Zoo Playground? 

There is a large umbrella covering a good amount of the park, lots of shade under the playground, and tables and benches are sometimes shaded by trees.

Where is parking for the Cape May County Zoo playground? 

There are multiple parking lots available for visitors to the playgrounds, zoo, and other attractions at the park.

Parking lot 2 at Cape May County Park in Cape May Court House NJ

Are there restrooms at Cape May County Zoo playground?

There are indoor restrooms with baby changing spots and a working water fountain located near the playground. There are additional indoor restrooms located near the zoo.

Restroom building at Cape May County Park

What else is there to do at Cape May County Park & Zoo?

In addition to the playground, there are additional amenities available for visitors. This park includes a ton of benches and picnic tables surrounding the playground, along with plenty of trash cans surrounding the area. There is also a walking trail and security cameras protecting the playground.

Bench swing at Cape May County Park in Cape May Court House NJ

Cape May County Zoo

The Cape May County Zoo is an incredible free attraction open every day of the year except for Christmas. You can learn more about it in our story about the Cape May County Zoo or on their website.

Big Zebra at cape may zoo photo credit Jersey family fun
A zebra grazing at the Cape May County Zoo.

Are there walking trails?

There is a walking trail that goes around the playground and through the park that surrounds the zoo. There is also a Parcourse Fitcenter.

Parcourse FitCenter WIDE at Cape May County Park in Cape May Court House NJ

Are there fields or courts for sports? 

This Cape May County park does not have courts, but it does have fishing ponds, picnic pavilions, a disc golf course, and more.

Bonus information we want you to know about Cape May County Park and Zoo

This Cape May County Park is over 200 acres including the Zoo, with many forested areas maintained in their natural state. It is one of 4 Cape May County parks.

TALL - older kid playground 1 at Cape May County Zoo Park Playground in Cape May Court House NJ

Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at the Cape May County Zoo Playground?

The park offers numbered pavilions with registration needed for large parties.

Pavilion at Cape May County Park in Cape May Court House NJ

We provide these details about the playground as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve pavilions for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (609) 465-5271 or visiting their website.

TALL - older kid playground with benches and tables in front at Cape May County Zoo Park Playground in Cape May Court House NJ

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