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Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field Playground in Franklin Lakes NJ

Tucked away behind a picturesque library and the municipal building is the delightful Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field Playground in Franklin Lakes New Jersey. You would never know from the road and parking lots how much fun can lie behind these buildings. But sure enough, this Franklin Lakes playground offers lots of opportunities to climb, slide, and enjoy a sunny day.

Franklin Lakes Borough Muncipal Field Playground in Franklin Lakes NJ horizontal picture of both playgrounds and treehouse

10 Things to Know About Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field Playground

As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field Playground, a playground in Franklin Lakes.

Where is the Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field Playground located?

The playground is located behind the municipal building and library at 480 DeKorte Drive in Franklin Lakes. It is not visible from the road or parking lot and there are no signs pointing out that there is a playground behind the buildings. The park is part of the Franklin Lakes Borough park system.

Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field Playground in Franklin Lakes NJ vertical picture of main equipment

What kind of playground equipment does the Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field have?

The playground offers two main structures for play, a large structure with 6 slides. There’s another large structure behind that that offers a slide and climbing features. There are swings, climbing features, a treehouse, and more.

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Are there swings?

There are two swing structures. One swing structure has 3 traditional swings.

Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field Playground in Franklin Lakes NJ traditional swings 1

The other swing structure has 4 baby swings.

Franklin Lakes Borough Muncipal Field Playground in Franklin Lakes NJ baby swings

Are there slides?

The playground structure to the back has one curvy slide.

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The main playground structure has 6 slides: twisting, side-by-side, straight, and wavy. All of the slides are open slides.

What special features does the playground offer?

There are a few features that make this playground special. This rock climbing wall has surfaces that can be climbed on all sides.

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There’s a two-level treehouse.

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Zip along on the zip line.

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These tunnels look fun!

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In addition to those items, all the slides, the monkey bars, the stepping pods, and tunnels there is also this twisting climbing ladder.

Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field Playground in Franklin Lakes NJ twisting climbing ladder 1

What kind of ground cover does the playground have?

The ground cover is wood mulch.

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Is the playground at Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field accessible?

While there is a ramp on the playground equipment in the back of the playground there wasn’t much one could do when at the top, other than slide the slide or climb back down. There were no accessible swings. Additionally, the play areas on the bottom are not ones that would be accessible for a child in a stroller or wheelchair.

Franklin Lakes Borough Muncipal Field Playground in Franklin Lakes NJ ramp

Is there shade available at the Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field Playground? 

The playground is pretty open to the sun. There are some areas around the perimeter where there are some trees that might provide shade.

Franklin Lakes Borough Muncipal Field Playground in Franklin Lakes NJ horizontal picture of BOTH playgrounds

The best spot on the playground for shade is probably in the treehouse. Other shady spots include under the larger playground structure or in one of the tunnels on the playground.

Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field Playground in Franklin Lakes NJ shady area under playground equipment

There is a large beautiful gazebo, outside of the playground, between the playground and the parking lot, that can also provide a shady spot away from the sun.

Franklin Lakes Borough Muncipal Field in Franklin Lakes NJ gazebo

Where is parking for the Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field Playground? 

There are large parking lots available. You can park in front of the municipal buildings in one of the lots or park in the library parking lot.

Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Hall in Franklin Lakes NJ parking lot

Are there restrooms at Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field Playground?

There were no restrooms that we could locate. The nearby public library was only a short walk away and had public restrooms.

What else is there to do at Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field?

In addition to the playground at Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field, there are additional amenities available for visitors.

Are there walking trails?

There is a paved walking path around the playground and fields.

Are there fields or courts for sports? 

There was a baseball field, soccer fields, and open grassy areas near the playground.

Franklin Lakes Borough Muncipal Field in Franklin Lakes NJ baseball field with walking path

Bonus information we want you to know about Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field 

The playground is completely fenced in making it harder for little ones to get away from their grownups.

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Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field Playground?

We provide these details as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Franklin Lakes Borough Municipal Field Playground for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (201) 891-4000 or visiting their website.

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Find more great playgrounds in New Jersey

Visit Bergen 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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