Fasola Park playground and splash pad in Deptford NJ has long been one of my favorite South Jersey playgrounds. Every time we visit there is some new piece of playground equipment that’s been added to make the park more enjoyable for everyone visiting. Climbing webs, splash pad, exercise equipment, and now a musical sensory play area and spinning globe.
10 Things to Know About Fasola Park Playground in Deptford
As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Fasola Park, a playground in Deptford, New Jersey.
We’ve been visiting this park since the early days of Jersey Family Fun. It’s a playground we return to often since there seems to be something new every few years. Our most recent visit was May 31, 2022. Our pictures and details have been updated to reflect what we discovered on that visit.
Where is Fasola Park Playground located?
Fasola Park playground and splash pad are located at 12 Sycamore Lane in Deptford Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey. The park is part of the Township of Deptford park system.
What kind of playground equipment does the Fasola Park Playground have?
The magnitude of this playground is just terrific. There are 5 newer playground structures and 3 older playground structures. Everywhere you look there seems to be something else colorful and fun that a child can play on. Even on busy days, there is ample equipment and areas to play. No child could ever get bored or feel like there’s no room to play.
Fasola Park playground offers swings, slides, monkey bars, climbing walls, and so much more.
Take a video tour of Fasola Park
This video is from 2017 so it does not reflect some of the newer playground features that have been added since then. However, our pictures and details are based on our May 31, 2022 visit.
Are there swings?
There are 2 structures of swings. The newer structure has 6 traditional swings and 2 baby swings. The older structure has 1 baby swing and 2 traditional swings.
Are there slides?
There are 8 slides in all with some on each major playground structure. There are open and closed tunnel slides as well as slides that are straight or twist and turn.
What special features does the playground offer?
There are so many fun features that make the Fasola Park playground special.
- Amazing climbing spider web structure
- Climbing ladders
- Sphere spin seats
- Spinning Globe
- Large unique climbing structure
- Stepping stools
Sensory Play Musical Area
The newest play area added to Fasola Park is a sensory play musical area. Under a canopy, children will find a variety of musical instruments to play. Some of these instruments are so large that multiple children can play them together at the same time.
Another new, eye-catching piece of playground equipment is the spinning globe. It’s two levels of fun that allow kids to spin and spin to their heart’s content.
Fasola Park Splash Pad
On Friday, June 12, 2015, Fasola Park opened its greatly anticipated, splash pad. The splash pad is located with Fasola Park next to the playground. During the warmer months, it is open from 8 am to 8 pm.
The splash pad is small and compact. Children could play on either the splash pad or the playground both within eyes’ view. The ground is not very slippery but it’s best to wear water shoes while at the splash pad.
There is a drain in the center for the water so the water is always being circulated.
There is a green button in the center of the splash pad. The splash pad is on a timer and every so often it will go off. As long as someone presses the center green button the splashing and water fun will continue. Children love pressing the button in the center.
What kind of ground cover does the playground have?
The newer pieces of playground equipment rest on top of a soft, colorful, rubber ground surface. The older playground equipment has a ground surface of wood mulch and dirt.
Is the playground at Fasola Park Playground accessible?
As much as I love this park I do wish it was more accessible. There were no accessible swings and the majority of the playground equipment is not wheelchair accessible. The new musical sensory play area is accessible.
Is there shade available at Fasola Park Playground?
There is shade available on and under the newer larger playground structures. There is also a pavilion with picnic tables to get out from the sun. The older playground equipment and red climbing structure are protected from the sun by trees.
Where is parking for the Fasola Park Playground?
There are two small parking lots adjacent to Fasola Park playground and a larger parking lot across the street from the playground.
Are there restrooms at Fasola Park Playground?
Restrooms at Fasola Park are located in a building near the pavilion.
What else is there to do at Fasola Park Playground?
In addition to the playground at Fasola Park, there are additional amenities available for visitors. Fasola Park is a Green Acres Park consisting of softball fields, a football field, tennis courts, an exercise area, and a lake with a fountain.
Are there walking trails?
There are walking trails at the park. Additionally, there is a 1-mile track.
Are there fields or courts for sports?
Throughout the property are a number of fields for sports.
- Baseball field
- Soccer field
- Football field
- Wiffleball field
- Tennis courts
Bonus information we want you to know about Fasola Park Playground
Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Fasola Park Playground?
We provide these details about Fasola Park Playground as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve the pavilion for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (856) 845-0804, emailing [email protected], or visiting their website.
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