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David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ

Despite being off of Route 1, David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown is peaceful! It’s clean, beautifully landscaped and when we were there it was quiet. There were a few people enjoying the paths for biking or running but this isn’t a park for day camps or large crowds when games aren’t in play on the fields.

Horizontal Picture of David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ

10 Things to Know About David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ

As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about David B. Crabiel Park Playground, a playground in Milltown, New Jersey, Middlesex County.

Melanie originally wrote this review back in 2016. While the playground is still very much the same we revisited it on June 29, 2022, for some new pictures and updated details about what this Central Jersey playground offers.

Where is David B. Crabiel Park located?

The playground is located at 38 Elkins Lane in Milltown, New Jersey. The park is part of the Middlesex County park system.

David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ HORIZONTAL PICTURE of one playground 2

The playground is in such a great location! It’s situated right off Route 1 means when you are out visiting, or shopping, it’s a quick stop for everyone to have a chance to stretch their legs. Easy on and off the highway and bonus that there’s a clean bathroom that was unlocked when we were visiting.

What kind of playground equipment does the David B. Crabiel Park have?

The playground area offers two main playground structures, swings, slides, and multiple ways to climb.

David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ HORIZONTAL PICTURE 2

Are there swings?

There were two swing structures. One swing structure had 4 baby swings.

David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ baby swings

The other swing structure had 3 traditional swings and one accessible swing.

David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ swings

Are there slides?

Both playground structures offered slides. There was one straight closed tunnel slide. There was a side-by-side slide. The rest of the slides were curvy or straight.

David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ 3 slides horizontal

What special features does the playground offer?

This playground offers kids multiple ways to climb. There were climbing ladders, climbing platforms, and a large boulder for rock climbing.

The rock climbing boulder! What a great feature for a playground, it’s much more engaging than the average playground structure rock wall. With grips on all sides at different angles and heights it’s a challenge for all ages (make sure to wear sneakers!)

David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ climbing rock vertical

Additionally, there were tunnels, stepping pods, monkey bars, sensory play areas, and a ride on toy.

What kind of ground cover does the playground have?

The ground surface was wood mulch.

David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ bongo drums

Is the playground at David B. Crabiel Park accessible?

With the exception of an accessible swing, we did not find this playground to be accessible. There were no ramps onto the equipment and wood mulch tends to be hard to navigate with a wheelchair.

David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ accessible swing

Is there shade available at the David B. Crabiel Park Playground? 

There were some shady areas on the playground equipment. There are also trees on the playground’s perimeter.

David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ walking path 3

Where is parking for the David B. Crabiel Park? 

There is a large parking lot adjacent to the playground.

David B. Crabiel Park Play parking lot

Are there restrooms at David B. Crabiel Park?

Restrooms were located inside a building near the playground.

David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ restroom building

What else is there to do at David B. Crabiel Park?

In addition to the playground at David B. Crabiel Park, there are additional amenities available for visitors.

Are there walking trails?

There is a walking trail around the park.

David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ walking path 1

Are there fields or courts for sports? 

There is a multipurpose field for sports and a baseball field.

David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ multi purpose field

Bonus information we want you to know about David B. Crabiel Park 

David B. Crabiel Park is a 24-acre park dedicated to the long-time Freeholder Director for his leadership, vision, and service to the residents of Middlesex County. His tireless devotion spans nearly five decades.

David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ walking path 4

You can check out additional pictures in our Facebook album from 2016. The playground looks as great today as it did back then. It’s definitely well maintained.

Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at David B. Crabiel Park?

We provide these details about David B. Crabiel Park as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve David B. Crabiel Park for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (732) 745-3900 or visiting their website.

David B. Crabiel Park Playground in Milltown NJ open curvy slide 1

Find more great playgrounds in New Jersey

Visit Middlesex 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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