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Imagination Station Playground in Galloway NJ

Imagination Station playground in Galloway NJ is one of the most popular playgrounds in Atlantic County. With so much to do, who can blame families for wanting to visit. As we return to featuring some of the best New Jersey playgrounds I knew this was one of the first we needed to revisit. Originally published in 2013, we’re updating this with NEW pictures and details from our recent visit over Memorial Day Weekend 2022.

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10 Things to Know About Imagination Station Playground in Galloway, NJ

You can’t be a kid in the Galloway/Absecon area and not know about Imagination Station in Galloway. It’s one of those playgrounds that families turn to first on a sunny day. So many of our kids have grown up visiting this playground, playing with friends, making memories, and celebrating birthdays and special occasions.

Horizontal Picture Imagination Station Playground with slides and climbing structures in Galloway NJ

Where is Imagination Station located?

Imagination Station Playground is located at 424 Tess Conover Way (off of 6th Avenue) in Galloway in Atlantic County, New Jersey. The park can also be accessed from Jimmie Leeds Road by turning onto the street that leads to the library and following behind it. The park is part of the Galloway parks system.

Horizontal Picture Imagination Station Playground in Galloway NJ

Imagination Station is open daily from 9 am to dusk. There is no fee to enjoy the parks or playgrounds.

What kind of playground equipment does the Imagination Station have?

The Imagination Station playground in Galloway offers multi-age playground equipment; there is something for everyone. There is one very large playground structure, one smaller playground structure for preschoolers, and another train-themed playground for preschoolers and toddlers.

Horizontal Picture Imagination Station Playground in Galloway NJ

Are there swings?

Yes, Imagination Station has so many swings. There are 12 swings in all.

There are 6 traditional swings.

Imagination-Station-in-Galloway-NJ-traditional-swings

There are 4 traditional baby swings.

Imagination Station has 2 sets of “expression swings”. These swings allow baby/toddler to face mom or dad while they swing together. This unique swing style allows for a whole new swinging experience for both the child and the caregiver!

Imagination Station in Galloway NJ baby swings

The tire swing that used to exist at Imagination Station has been removed.

Are there slides?

There are 4 slides on the main playground structure at Imagination Station. One of the toddler play structures has slides as well.

One of the slides at Imagination Station

What special features does the playground offer?

The playground equipment at Imagination Station features multiple climbing structures and toddler play areas.

  • Multiple climbing structures for various ages/abilities
    • Steps
    • Bridges
    • Ramps
    • Slides
    • Climbing walls both as part of the playground and as a separate area.
  • Bouncy platforms
  • Monkey bars of various types
Preschool equipment at Imagination Station in Galloway includes a fire truck.
  • Separate toddler-sized play items at the pavilion end (it isn’t gated off from the main area)
    • Train play structure
    • Ship play structure
    • Fire truck play structure
    • Small climbing wall
    • Ride on toys include a fire car and army jeep
Preschool play structures at Imagination Station playground in Galloway NJ

What kind of ground cover does the playground offer?

Imagination Station has a soft, cushiony, play surface and not the traditional mulch or sand you find at most playgrounds. It is easy to walk on.

Imagination Station has a soft, cushiony, play surface and not the traditional mulch or sand you find at most playgrounds

Is the playground at Imagination Station in Galloway fully accessible?

Imagination Station is wheelchair accessible. The playground equipment has a wide ramp and most pathways are wide. There are features on the equipment that are accessible to children and guests from a standing or seated position. There are no longer any accessible swings.

The playground equipment at Imagination Station is wheelchair accessible.

I love love love this new Core Word Communication Station in the front of the playground. One side has the core words in English. The other side has it in Spanish.

Is there shade available at the Imagination Station playground? 

Yes, there are shady spots under the playground equipment. In addition, there are picnic tables under a covered pavilion.

Shady area to play at Imagination Station playground in Galloway NJ.

Where is parking for the Imagination Station park? 

Imagination Station has one of the largest parking lots I’ve seen for a playground. You should not have any difficulty finding parking.

Parking lot for Imagination Station in Galloway.

Are there restrooms at the Imagination Station?

There is a building with indoor restrooms for females and males.

Restrooms at Imagination Station and Patriot's Lake in Galloway.

What else is there to do at Imagination Station in Galloway?

In addition to the playground at Imagination Station in Galloway, there are additional amenities available for visitors.

Are there walking trails?

Yes. Patriot Lake is located adjacent to the playground and offers a paved walking path and small pier. There is a hydration station for filling up water bottles on the side of the restroom building.

Patriot Lake walking path in Galloway NJ has beautiful flowers.

Are there fields or courts for sports? 

The Imagination Station does have sports courts nearby within walking distance. Across from the library and playground parking lot are basketball courts. The basketball courts are enclosed with fencing.

There are volleyball courts on a sand surface at the far end of the parking lot.

Volleyball Courts in the sand in Galloway

Bonus information we want you to know about Imagination Station in Galloway 

Here are a few more things to know about Galloway’s Imagination Station.

  • If you have more than one child, it can be hard to keep track of them. The size and structure of the playground equipment limit visibility of all areas. Many of my friends feel this is a park where if you are bringing more than 1 child, you need more that one parent there. I do agree with their assessment.
  • There are three open entrances/exits to the playground. There is no locking gate at any of them.
  • The toddler section is not separate from the older kids’ area; it is steps away from it so younger children may be tempted to run off to those areas.
  • In the big kids’ section of Imagination Station Playground, there are higher areas that are open (sudden drop-off points) and a child could potentially fall off of.
  • Imagination Station is next to the Galloway Library, making a playground visit a great way to end or begin any visit to the library.
Vertical Picture Imagination Station Playground with slides, climbing walls, and other ways to play in Galloway NJ

Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Imagination Station?

We provide these details about Imagination Station as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Imagination Station in Galloway for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (609) 568-6167 or visiting their website.

A walkway has monkey bars underneath at Imagination Station in Galloway.

Imagination Station does feature a memorial to fallen K-9 ‘officers’.

Find more great playgrounds in New Jersey

Visit Atlantic 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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emily

Thursday 27th of August 2015

Can you have a birthday party at this playground? Is there a fee or reservations required?

Jennifer A.

Friday 28th of August 2015

You can Emily. You need to call Galloway Township for information about fees and reservations. ~ Jenn

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