Jake’s Place Playground at Delran Community Park in Delran New Jersey was recently completed in 2019 and it is an amazing accessible playground in Burlington County.
What is Jake’s Place?
We love the story of Jake’s Place, the idea of Jake’s Place, and how it came about: “Baby Jake” was beloved by many and left this world all too soon as a result of a rare cardiac medical condition. Jake always wore a smile. That smile was never bigger than when he was at a playground. Although Jake was unaware that his illness kept him from accessing many components of a typical playground, his family was not.
Jake’s family chose to honor his memory by creating specially designed playgrounds based on their belief that every child deserves a chance to play, regardless of physical limitations. Through the combined efforts of Build Jake’s Place Board of Directors, Delran Township’s Mayor, Council, and citizens, Jake’s Place Delran became a reality in 2019.
10 Things to Know About Jake’s Place Playground in Delran NJ
As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Jake’s Place Playground, a playground in Delran NJ.
Where is Jake’s Place Playground located?
Jake’s Place Delran is located at 12 Hartford Road in Delran at Delran Community Park. The park is part of the Delran park system and Build Jake’s Place.
What kind of playground equipment does the Jake’s Place Playground have?
The surface of the playground is soft and there are ramps and new types of playground equipment throughout. In the center, there is a tot lot area as well. It is ideal if you have kids of multiple ages between 6 months old and 10 years old. There are swings, slides, and so much more.
Are there swings?
The playground has 4 accessible swings, 2 regular swings, and 2 baby swings.
Are there slides?
There are 7 open slides at Jake’s Place.
What special features does the playground offer?
The playground is filled with special features. Each section is designed based on things in our region. There are sections resembling New Jersey with the barn-themed equipment, four-person horse seesaw, tractor play structure as well as a rolling corn field.
There is a section called Down the Shore which has a Sway Fun wheelchair-accessible cruiser, fish play structure, and a structure built to look like the USS NJ.
Another structure is Philadelphia themed which looks like Independence Hall and has multiple tunnels and a slide.
There is also an area with giant musical instruments that kids can play in the shade.
Babies and toddlers can play in a small fenced area that has various sensory boards, a play house through which they can crawl, and musical instruments.
There are multiple different things throughout the playground as well such as 2 more modern-looking seesaws with 4 seats, a high-back spinner, and ride-on toys.
What kind of ground cover does the playground have?
There is a rubber covering for the playground.
Is the playground at Jake’s Place Playground accessible?
The playground equipment is accessible. There are ramps on some of the equipment, the sway fun is accessible and so are the swings. The surface of the playground is also accessible.
Is there shade available at the Jake’s Place Playground?
There is shade available underneath the awning above the musical instruments. There is also an awning over multiple picnic tables that are adjacent to the playground. Some areas of the playground equipment may also have shade.
Where is parking for the Jake’s Place Playground?
There is a parking lot with lots of parking.
Are there restrooms at Jake’s Place Playground?
There are indoor restrooms in the building next to the playground.
What else is there to do at Jake’s Place Playground?
In addition to the playground at Jake’s Place Playground, there are additional amenities available for visitors.
Are there walking trails?
There do not appear to be any walking trails around the park.
Are there fields or courts for sports?
There are also multiple baseball fields nearby.
Bonus information we want you to know about Jake’s Place Playground
There are other picnic tables and benches available nearby, but they are not in the shade.
This is a great spot to do some homeschooling. There are educational boards around the playground about things like bees, Ben Franklin, and the Liberty Bell. If kids like scavenger hunts, they can search the playground for the critters, animal tracks, and New Jersey silhouettes they are tasked to find by the boards as well.
The playground is hard to photograph completely since it is so wide. To get a bird’s eye view visit buildjakesplace.org/delran.
Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Jake’s Place Playground?
We provide these details about Jake’s Place Playground as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Jake’s Place Playground for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (856)461-7734 or visiting their website.
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