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Fort Mott State Park Playground in Pennsville NJ

Fort Mott State Park is one of Jenn’s favorite New Jersey State Parks so its only natural we would want to tell you about the Fort Mott State Park Playground in Pennsville, New Jersey.

Fort Mott State Park is a New Jersey State Park with weaponry remains that were critical to defending the Delaware River in the late 1890’s. Tours are available as well as self-guided walk throughs.

Climbing walls of Battery Gregg at Fort Mott

A ferry is available, May through September, for rides out to Fort Delaware. The playground and picnic/grilling opportunities and onsite museum make this state park a fun family hub. While we tell you about the playground below you can learn more about the State Park by reading Jenn’s guide to visit Fort Mott State Park with Kids.

Fort Mott State Park playground in Pennsville NJ horizontal picture of the playground

10 Things to Know About Fort Mott State Park Playground in Pennsville NJ

As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Fort Mott State Park Playground, a playground in Pennsville, Salem County, New Jersey.

Where is Fort Mott State Park Playground located?

The playground is located near the parking lot at Fort Mott State Park, which is located at 454 Fort Mott Road in Pennsville, New Jersey. The park is part of the New Jersey State Park system.

Fort Mott State Park beachfront in Pennsville NJ 1

What kind of playground equipment does the Fort Mott State Park Playground have?

The playground consists of one main playground structure and a set of swings. There are slides and monkey bars as well.

Fort Mott State Park playground in Pennsville NJ horizontal close up with side by side slides

Are there swings?

There is one swing structure with 2 traditional swings and 2 baby swings.

Fort Mott State Park playground in Pennsville NJ swings

Are there slides?

The playground has 4 slides. Two of the slides are side-by-side slides, while the other two slides start close together at the top and then curve outwards away from each other.

Fort Mott State Park Playground in Pennsville NJ 2 curvy slides horizontal

What special features does the playground offer?

The playground equipment features a number of different climbing ladders.

There is also a tic-tac-toe board with rotating pieces.

Fort Mott State Park playground in Pennsville NJ tic tac toe board

What kind of ground cover does the playground have?

The ground cover is primarily wood mulch. Some areas have the dirt and grass showing through.

Fort Mott State Park playground in Pennsville NJ wood mulch

Is the playground at Fort Mott State Park Playground accessible?

While the pathways around Fort Mott State Park are paved and accessible the playground equipment is not. There is no ramp or accessible swings or ground level sensory play.

Is there shade available at the Fort Mott State Park Playground? 

Shade is available at the pavilion and some picnic tables and benches that are located under the trees.

Fort Mott State Park bench under tree in Pennsville NJ

Where is parking for the Fort Mott State Park Playground? 

There is a large parking lot adjacent to the playground.

Are there restrooms at Fort Mott State Park Playground?

There are indoor restrooms located in a building that is near the playground.

Fort Mott State Park playground in Pennsville NJ restroom building

What else is there to do at Fort Mott State Park?

In addition to the playground at Fort Mott State Park Playground, there are additional amenities available for visitors. For more details visit our guide to visiting Fort Mott State Park with Kids.

Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville NJ Finn's Point Interpretive Trail sign

Are there walking trails?

There is a paved walking path around Fort Mott State Park that provides views of the Delaware River, fort, barracks, fire tower, and more. You can venture off the paved trail into the grassy areas and hills for a better look.

Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville NJ walking path with tower and stairs

There is a nature interpretive trail considered easy and excellent for beginners. The trail is accessible for persons with disabilities. View the Interpretive Trail Guide: Fort Mott History Trail.

Fort Mott State Park nature trail sign in Pennsville NJ

Are there fields or courts for sports? 

There are not any fields or courts for sports. There are large open grassy areas for a game of frisbee or catch.

Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville NJ picnic table under trees with open grassy area 1

Other activities at Fort Mott State Park

In addition to the ferry ride, you can walk along the nonswimming beach, take a tour, or go into the historical buildings and museums to learn more about the significance of Fort Mott State Park.

Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville NJ tower vertical

Bonus information we want you to know about Fort Mott State Park Playground 

Fort Mott was designed after the American Civil War as part of a three-fort coastal defense system for the Delaware River. The fortifications seen today were constructed in the late 1890s. By the end of World War due to advances in military technology, the fort was considered obsolete. Visitors can wander through the old gun batteries, following interpretive signs with detailed descriptions of the fort.

New Jersey State Park website for Fort Mott
Gun platforms at Fort Mott

Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Fort Mott State Park Playground?

We provide these details about Fort Mott State Park Playground as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Fort Mott State Park Playground for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (856) 935-3218, emailing [email protected], or visiting their website (click the picnicking tab).

Battery Lane Ammunition Railway at Fort Mott
Battery Lane-Ammunition Railway at Fort Mott State Park

Find more great playgrounds in New Jersey

Visit Salem 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.

Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville NJ pier with walking path

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