Kid Street Playground in Bridgewater New Jersey is more like a kids’ town. It’s amazingly cool! When you enter under the wooden archway it’s like you’ve entered a wooden town with a town hall, police station, fire station, bank, and more. But don’t let that classic wood structure fool you.
Beyond the wooden exterior lies one playground after another with classic and modern playground equipment. It’s like having multiple neighborhoods of play all in the same area.
10 Things to Know About Kid Street Playground in Bridgewater NJ
As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Kid Street Playground, a playground in Bridgewater New Jersey. We originally wrote about this playground in 2014, but we returned on July 1, 2022 in order to get updated pictures and share more details with you.
Where is Kid Street Playground located?
Kid Street is located at Slattery Park, behind the Municipal Complex at 100 Commons Way in Bridgewater in Somerset County. The park is part of the Bridgewater park system.
What kind of playground equipment does the Kid Street Playground have?
Kid Street Playground has multiple playgrounds beyond its entry archway. There are swings, slides, treehouses, and more in every direction. Be sure to explore every nook and cranny to make sure you don’t miss out on any ways to have funs with your kids.
Whether you have a toddler, preschooler, grade school child, or tween there is something to do for everyone.
Are there swings?
So many swings!! There were at least 5 swing structures for a total of 15 swings. It’s easy to lose count as the swing structures are spread throughout the playground. Two swing structures have 2 traditional swings each.
One swing structure has 4 traditional swings and a tire swing. Another swing structure has 2 tire swings and 2 traditional swings.
There was one swing structure with 2 baby swings.
Are there slides?
Just like with the swings there are several slides: twisting tunnel slides, twisting open slide, 2 side-by-side straight slides, and several narrow and wide straight slides.
- A green twisting tunnel slide on the right side of the playground.
- A beige open twisting slide on the treehouse on the left.
- A beige side-by-side slides on a colorful stand-alone playground structure towards the back on the left.
- A green straight tunnel slide and a green straight slide on a green playground structure towards the back left.
- A wooden tunnel-like slide on a tower on the right side.
- A wide straight smooth slide on the ship.
- A green side-by-side slide on the front tower on the left.
What special features does the playground offer?
There are so many special features at this Bridgewater playground. Let’s start with the climbing web structures. There is a circular web structure and 2 triangular web structures.
There are 5 climbing BLOQX, interesting climbable geometric shapes that are all connected at the back of the playground. Each of them have rock climbing notches all over each side panel to help kids climb all over them.
Large Wooden Ship
There is a large wooden ship towards the back of the playground on the right side. It’s 2 levels high with towers, slides, shady spots, fireman poles, and more.
Obstacle Course/Ninja Course
Towards the back left of the playground between the triangular climbing web and the BLOQX is an obstacle course of sorts. It has a rope swing, zip line, and monkey bars.
Other special features include a sandbox, stand-alone zip line, towers to climb, an amphitheater, stage, treehouse, tunnel tire ladders, and other wooden structures kids can climb into and on.
What kind of ground cover does the playground have?
The ground cover is wood mulch.
Is the playground at Kid Street Playground accessible?
Yes and no. While the ground surface is wood mulch there were ramps onto some of the wooden equipment. I was especially impressed that the wooden ship has a wide ramp and platforms leading up to the top.
There is a xylophone that can be accessed from a sitting or standing position. It is on the ground level of the playground.
There was a small pavilion towards the back right corner of the playground that seemed to have a ramp to it.
Is there shade available at the Kid Street Playground?
With large towers, a treehouse, and town buildings, there are several ways kids can get away from the sun.
Outside of the playground, there are also some picnic tables under the trees.
Where is parking for the Kid Street Playground?
Some parking spaces at the municipal building are designated for Kid Street parking.
Are there restrooms at Kid Street Playground?
Indoor restrooms are located in a building adjacent to the playground.
What else is there to do at Kid Street Playground?
There are not many amenities available for visitors at this playground which of course you won’t miss, because there is SO MUCH to do at Kid Street.
Are there walking trails?
We did not see any walking trails during our visit.
Are there fields or courts for sports?
There was a baseball field and open grassy areas.
Bonus information we want you to know about Kid Street Playground
Kid Street Park is large and completely fenced in which helps if you are keeping track of more than one kid. It’s also less than a mile from Bridgewater Commons Mall. Use the park as a ‘reward’ when your child behaves well while you run errands at the mall.
Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Kid Street Playground?
We provide these details about Kid Street Playground as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Kid Street Playground for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (908) 725-6300 ext. 6000, emailing [email protected], or visiting their website.
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