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Hackettstown Community Playground in Hackettstown NJ

Hackettstown Community Playground in Hackettstown, New Jersey is a community playground that packs a lot of fun in a little bit of space. With bright orange colors and areas to climb and play this is a great stop whether or not it’s part of your day at the Hackettstown Community Pool.

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As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Hackettstown Community Playground, a playground in Hackettstown. This review and guide is based on Jillian’s experience in 2015 as well as our visit on July 1, 2022.

Where is Hackettstown Community Playground located?

Hackettstown Community Playground is located at 599 Warren Street in Hackettstown in Warren County (right next to the Hackettstown Community Pool). The playground also goes by the name Hackettstown Pool Playground due to its location. We had some difficulty finding this playground as the route we took did not make the playground visible from the road. It’s also across from the high school.

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The park is part of the Hackettstown park system.

What kind of playground equipment does the Hackettstown Community Playground have?

The playground is small enough to keep track of all your kids. There is a fence up on some sides of the playground. You can easily sit on one of the benches and be able to see all your kids at once. This is very helpful when you have an older kid that wants to be on all the big kid stuff and a younger one who wants to stick to the toddler equipment.

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There are two main playground structures, a larger taller playground for older kids and a smaller playground for toddlers and preschoolers.

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Are there swings?

There was one swing structure with 2 baby swings.

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Are there slides?

There are 4 slides in all. On the toddler equipment, there is one curvy slide and one straight slide.

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On the older kids playground equipment, there is a tall open curvy slide and a bumpy tunnel slide that curves a bit.

What special features does the playground offer?

In addition to what’s been mentioned, there is a group of stepping pods, parallel bars, a balance beam, and some sensory play areas.

Parallel Bars

There are 2 long metal parallel bars. Jillian’s daughter spent most of her time at the playground on the parallel bars. She pretended she was at dance class, then she pretended she was a gymnastics. She had her little brother sit on the side and watch her show. Such a simple piece of equipment was able to be used in so many different ways. Those bars provided so much entertainment and imaginative play. Another child might look at the same equipment and use it for something else entirely.

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Climbing features

The larger piece of equipment for older children provides a lot of climbing opportunities. The playground is pretty equipment is pretty compact but it is very high. This allows for lots of climbing practice. There are metal climbing walls, a twisting ladder of sorts, monkey bars, and small rock walls. Jillian’s daughter loved checking them all out.

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What kind of ground cover does the playground have?

The ground cover is wood mulch.

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Is the playground at Hackettstown Community Playground accessible?

Outside of one ground-level sensory play area, there are no accessible features on the playground. There are no ramps or accessible swings.

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Is there shade available at the Hackettstown Community Playground? 

There is an area under the larger playground that could be used for shade and a spot to play outside of the sun. Outside of the playground, there are a few picnic tables under trees.

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Where is parking for the Hackettstown Community Playground? 

During our visit, we parked in the high school parking lot on the pool entrance side and walked down the path to the playground. There was some street parking near the playground but it wasn’t clear if that was limited to residents of the nearby building.

Are there restrooms at Hackettstown Community Playground?

There were no restrooms in the surrounding area.

What else is there to do at Hackettstown Community Playground?

In addition to the playground, there are not many additional amenities available for visitors.

Community Pool

The playground is right next to the Hackettstown Community Pool. The pool is available to visitors and residents for a fee.

Are there walking trails?

There were no visible walking trails.

Are there fields or courts for sports? 

There was a soccer field, baseball field, and football field. We believe these are part of the high school across the street. It’s not clear if they are available for public use.

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Bonus information we want you to know about Hackettstown Community Playground 

There is not much information about this playground, even on the Hackettstown Recreation website. A Google search for more information just generates links back to our original content from 2015.

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Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Hackettstown Community 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 Hackettstown Community Playground for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (908) 852-4095 or visiting their Recreation Facility Use Request Form.

Find more great playgrounds in New Jersey

Visit Warren 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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