When we visited Goffle Brook Park Playground in Hawthorne last week we certainly didn’t have a sense of how massive Goffle Brook Park was. Had we realized that there were not one but three playgrounds we certainly would have tried to visit them all.
That being said this playground, spot 3 on their map, was certainly delightful with lots of room to run and play and lots of structures to play on. We loved that shade was built into the playground and that there were several picnic tables available for visitors.
The playground also scores bonus points from us for having accessible features and fencing around the playground.
10 Things to Know About Goffle Brook Park Playground in Hawthorne
As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Goffle Brook Park Playground, a playground in Hawthorne.
Where is Goffle Brook Park Playground located?
This playground is one of three playgrounds that are part of this county park located at 675 Goffle Road in Hawthorne, New Jersey in Passaic County.
There are a few different entrances to the park. Looking at the map it looks like this playground is closest to where Diamond Bridge Avenue and Goffle Road meet.
If you don’t see the playground when you arrive at the first parking lot try one of the other entrances. You could also walk to it from one of the other parking lots. The walk would likely take 10 minutes or so. The park is part of the Passaic County park system.
What kind of playground equipment does the Goffle Brook Park Playground have?
The playground offers two main playground structures and stand-alone pieces of playground equipment. In addition to that kids will find several slides and swings.
Are there swings?
There is one swing structure with 3 traditional swings and 2 baby swings.
Are there slides?
Both playground structures have open slides. There are no tunnel slides. The playground on the right has a side-by-side slide that curves, a side-by-side slide that is straight, and a slightly curvy slide. Both side-by-side slides have two paths.
The playground structure on the right also has side-by-side slides. One has 3 paths. The other two have two paths each. One is a wavy slide and the other slightly curves.
What special features does the playground offer?
The special features at this park include a unique climbing wall, climbing platforms, a high-back spinner, spinner seats, stepping pods, sensory play (on the structures and off), balance beams, monkey bars, and a viewfinder.
What kind of ground cover does the playground have?
The ground cover is wood mulch.
Is the playground at Goffle Brook Park accessible?
With a wide ramp onto one structure, a Sway Fun glider, and a whole station of sensory play we consider this to be an accessible playground. Unfortunately, there are no accessible swings.
Is there shade available at the Goffle Brook Park Playground?
There is not a pavilion or gazebo nearby, but there are shady spots built into the playground. The larger structure has a canopy roof in one area, but I love love love how there’s a special play area on the left playground that’s all shady.
To the right of the fenced-in playground, there is a picnic grove with a number of picnic tables nicely spread out under the trees.
Where is parking for Goffle Brook Park?
The park offers a large parking lot adjacent to the playground.
Are there restrooms at Goffle Brook Park?
To the left of the playground is a building with indoor restrooms.
What else is there to do at Goffle Brook Park?
In addition to the playground at Goffle Brook Park, there are additional amenities available for visitors.
Are there walking trails?
There are walking trails.
Are there fields or courts for sports?
Within the immediate playground area, outside the fence, there is a basketball court, baseball field, and soccer field. There are other fields that are part of this Passaic County park.
Bonus information we want you to know about Goffle Brook Park
From the county park website, “the 103-acre Olmsted designed public space features manicured meadows, sprawling greenways, paved walkways, athletic fields, playgrounds, a picturesque duck pond, and a dog run.”
Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Goffle Brook Park?
We provide these details about this Passaic County park as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Goffle Brook Park playground for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (973) 706-6640 or visiting their website.
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