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Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ is HUGE! With over 18,000 square feet of play space, the park has something for everyone in your family to enjoy.

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10 Things to Know About Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson

As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground, a playground in Jackson. We first reported on this playground back in 2015 and returned this July (2022) to get a new look at it to provide you with MORE pictures and MORE details.

Where is Jackson Jungle Play Park located?

Jackson Jungle is located at 2 Jackson Road in Jackson, New Jersey in Ocean County. It’s considered part of the Justice Complex. The park is open 365 days from dawn to dusk. The park is part of the Jackson Township park system.

Giraffe Entrance arch at Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

What kind of playground equipment does the Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground have?

Jackson Jungle Play Park is a massive wooden fenced-in park that is divided into 2 sections. One section is designed for really small children, and the other section is designed for older children.

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The whole playground has so much space to be able to create your own obstacle courses and so many other fun games

OVERHEAD image of Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

Are there swings?

This park includes a total of 10 swings; in the larger section of the park, there are 4 traditional swings and one baby swing.

SWINGS - 4 traditional and 1 baby swing at Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

In the smaller section/toddler playground area there are 5 baby swings.

SWINGS - 5 baby swings 3 Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

Are there slides?

There are a total of 6 slides, 5 in the larger section and 1 in the smaller section. In the larger section there is one long straight and bumpy slide, one short and wide slide (closed for repair), 2 curvy tube slides and one very twisty slide.

In the tot lot/toddler play area, there is one short and straight slide.

SLIDE - green wide slide at Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

What special features does the playground offer?

There are so many special features you could be here for hours and not get bored. This park includes a ton of variety when it comes to the different obstacles and activities that this playground offers.

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There are a ton of monkey bars within the park, some are bars and some are rings.

Monkey Bar hoops at Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

There are also a ton of variety of ropes, there are a ton of rope bridges and rope climbs. There are also wooden bridges on top of the rope bridges.

Bridge and towers at Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

There are a ton of balance beams, a little area to play music, and cubes with letters on all different sides to make your own little words. There is a fireman’s pole, a mirror, pull-up bars, a zipline, a bunch of tunnels, little towers to climb up, lots of steps and ramps and so much more to enjoy.

Tot Lot

Jackson Jungle offers a special tot lot/toddler preschooler playground within the larger playground area. It offers its own archway entrance and fun activities for the youngest of visitors.

What kind of ground cover does the playground have?

The ground cover is wood mulch.

Fireman's Pole at Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

Is the playground at Jackson Jungle Play Park accessible?

There are ramps in the playground and handicap parking spots, but there are also lots of steps, and no accessible swings. Some areas of play may be accessible.

ACCESSIBLE Ramp at Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

Is there shade available at the Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground? 

There is a shaded pavilion with 2 benches and trees covering a lot of the park.

Pavilion at Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

Additionally, with all those towers and bridges shade is available throughout the playground.

Towers and SHADE Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

Where is parking for the Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground? 

For this park, there is a good-sized paved parking lot with handicap parking spots and additional parking in a dirt lot.

Parking lot at Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

Are there restrooms at Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground?

There is one port-a-potty available.

Port a Potty Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

What else is there to do at Jackson Jungle Play Park?

Right next to the playground is a police station and a very big library, along with 3 other playgrounds, one of them has a baseball-themed splash pad. There are also a bunch of other sports areas.

Are there walking trails?

There is a children’s nature trail.

Children's Trail trail sign at Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

Are there fields or courts for sports? 

There are several nearby baseball fields, a volleyball court, a hockey rink, a football/soccer field, and a skateboard park.

Bonus information we want you to know about Jackson Jungle Play Park 

Scattered around the playground area are plenty of picnic tables and benches so we pack a snack and have the kids take a break between running and climbing.

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A Jersey Family Fun Mom’s Review

A previous writer had this to say about the park. It’s still relevant all these years later.

  • The Variety: Jackson Jungle is aptly named for the various mazes, monkey bars, slides and tunnels found on the playground. There are many little coves and huts to play in. Climbing aboard the gorilla train and being the conductor is my daughter’s favorite activity. As well as the many climbers, Jackson Jungle also has a bouncy bridge for children to walk across, and spinning tic-tac-toe game boards. We always have so much fun walking around and picking out all of the animals that are painted on the equipment on the playground.
Giraffe Exit Archway at Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Jackson Jungle Play Park?

We provide these details about this park as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (732) 928-1200, ext. 1255 or visiting their website.

Train at Jackson Jungle Play Park Playground in Jackson NJ

Find more great playgrounds in New Jersey

Visit Ocean 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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Pamela Libonati

Tuesday 14th of July 2020

The Governor opened the parks on July 2nd. Today is the 14th, why is it closed?

Jennifer A.

Tuesday 14th of July 2020

I would suggest checking in with the parks and recreation department. The Governor gave permission for them to be open but it's up to each park system to determine if they can do so safely. - Jenn

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