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Ed Brown Playground in Belmar NJ (with Photos)

The Ed Brown playground in Belmar, located at Maclearie Park, is one of the most exciting playgrounds my kids have been to. With a fun transportation theme, the kids will love bouncing from train to airplane, pretending they are the conductor or the pilot, ready for their next adventure.

The added bonus is the waterfront location of the playground. The kids all loved watching the different boats come by the marina and the cool breeze makes a hot day much more enjoyable.

Ed Brown's Playground at Maclearie Park in Belmar New Jersey

10 Things to Know About Ed Brown’s Playground in Belmar

As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Ed Brown’s Playground, a playground in Belmar.

Entrance gate and archway to Ed Brown's Playground in Belmar, NJ

Nancy originally wrote her review of Ed Brown’s Playground at Maclearie Park in Belmar New Jersey in July 2015. After my visit in May 2017, I updated our article about this Belmar playground with pictures and videos. We’re updating this again for 2022 with additional details and pictures.

Ed Brown Playground at Maclearie Park in Belmar New Jersey Monmouth County

Where is Ed Brown’s Playground located?

If you’ve visited the Monmouth County shore area, chances are you’ve driven right past Maclearie Park on Highway 35. Ed Brown’s Playground is part of the Maclearie Park. Maclearie Park is located at the Belmar Marina on Highway 35 South at 1400 RT-35 in Belmar, New Jersey. 

The park is part of the Belmar park system.

train themed toddler playground equipment at Ed Brown Playground in Belmar New Jersey

What kind of playground equipment does the Ed Brown’s Playground have?

There are three main pieces of equipment at this Belmar playground. The largest structure is an airplane-shaped playground. There is a 2 level tower that resembles an airport tower. The toddler equipment resembles a train. There are slides and monkey bars.

The Ed Brown playground at Maclearie Park is a blast for kids of all ages.

While driving through Belmar in 2017, my boys and I couldn’t help but notice this playground. We pulled over immediately to explore Ed Brown’s Playground. As my boys played, I recorded this Facebook Live video. Enjoy watching it below.

Are there swings?

At the time of our 2017 visit there were not any swings at this playground.

Are there slides?

There is 1 straight tunnel slide on the airplane playground. The airport tower has 2 slides, one is a tunnel slide with a twist. The other one is a small straight slide. The train playground has one small straight double slide.

Ed Brown Playground in Belmar NJ tower with slides
Ed Brown Playground in Belmar NJ tunnel slide

What special features does the playground offer?

In addition to the regular features of the playground there are climbing structures, spider webs, stepping stools, and airport-themed decor and accents.

Ed Brown Playground in Belmar NJ spider web
luggage steps at Ed Brown Playground in Belmar NJ

What kind of ground cover does the playground have?

The surface is black rubber padding.

Climbing wall at Ed Brown Playground in Belmar NJ

Is the playground at Maclearie Park accessible?

YES! There is a wide ramp onto the playground equipment. The platforms on the equipment are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. There are also sensory play areas that include a sign language wall.

Ed Brown's Playground at Maclearie Park
ALL children can enter the body of the plane playground at Ed Brown’s Playground at Maclearie Park.

Is there shade available at Ed Brown’s Playground? 

Shade is available in the tunnels of the playground equipment and in the picnic tables under the trees.

Where is parking for the Ed Brown’s Playground? 

There is a large parking lot adjacent to the playground and right off of Route 35. You can see the parking in our video above.

Are there restrooms at Ed Brown’s Playground?

At the time of our visit in 2017, there was a trailer with restrooms available.

What else is there to do at Maclearie Park?

With a playground, tennis courts and a picnic area, this park is definitely a great one for families. There is a children’s beach where you can enjoy the calm waters of the bay while watching boats and kayaks come in and out of the marina, as well as a small boardwalk along the water that is great for kids and strollers.

Are there walking trails?

While there are not dedicated walking or hiking paths, there is a boardwalk.

Are there fields or courts for sports? 

There are tennis courts available for visitors.

Bonus information we want you to know about Maclearie Park 

The park is open dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. There are picnic tables and benches.

Here are some of our pictures from the Ed Brown Playground at Maclearie Park. See the full album by clicking this link to our Facebook album.

Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Maclearie Park?

We provide these details about Maclearie Park as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Maclearie Park for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (732)681-3700, emailing [email protected], or visiting their website.

Find more great playgrounds in New Jersey

Visit Monmouth 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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