The Montville Community Playground in Montville Jersey is another playground that has undergone a MASSIVE renovation. Jillian visited and wrote about this Morris County playground back in 2015. As part of our effort to revisit New Jersey playgrounds, we returned to it July 1, 2022 and were WOWED by all this playground now offers.
Then and now, the barn playground. Looking back at our pictures it looks like all the playground equipment has changed and been replaced with more modern equipment. And while the equipment may have changed there are still so MANY areas to play.
Montville Community Playground is definitely one of those playgrounds worth driving to!
10 Things to Know About Montville Community Playground in Montville
As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Montville Community Playground, a playground in Montville.
Where is Montville Community Playground located?
The Montville Community Playground is located at 127 Changebridge Road in Montville in Morris County. The park is open daily until dusk. The park is part of the Montville park system.
What kind of playground equipment does the Montville Community Playground have?
The playground has 4 different play areas with a variety of equipment in each area. You could easily spend several hours playing here. Here’s a quick look at each of the main playground areas before we go into more detail.
Red and yellow multi-level barn playground
Blue and yellow climbing playground
Blue and green accessible playground
Yellow and green toddler and preschool playground
Are there swings?
Towards the red and yellow barn playground, there are two stand-alone swing structures. One has a baby swing and the other has an accessible swing.
There are more swings towards the middle of the playground behind the blue and yellow climbing playground. One swing structure has 4 traditional swings. Another swing structure has 2 baby swings and 2 accessible swings.
Are there slides?
There are so many slides!! I’ve counted 15 all together, some in each of the different play areas. The most epic or tallest slides are on the red and yellow barn playground. It has SIX slides: a twisting tunnel, an open curvy, an open twisting, 2 open straight slides, and 1 open wavy slide.
The blue and yellow climbing playground has one wavy slide.
The blue and green accessible playground has 5 slides: side by side, wide, and curvy. Each of them are open.
The yellow and green toddler playground has 3 slides all of which are open. Two are wavy and one is straight.
What special features does the playground offer?
There are so many features here! If the different playgrounds aren’t enough to wear out the kids check out what else there is.
Spinners & Spinning Equipment
Here are a bit of the highlights of the special features of the individual playgrounds. We’ll start with the red and yellow barn playground. In addition to all those slides it has a climbing wall and inside panels to provide more farm fun.
The blue and yellow climbing playground offers so many ways to climb: up, down, and across.
It’s worth noting, in case you couldn’t tell, there is so much for younger children to do. At this playground, while there’s A LOT for older kids to do there are so many different things that little kids can do that parents won’t need to be worried that their little ones are distracted by other equipment. Kids are safer on equipment that best meets their age.
The yellow and green playground structure may be for preschoolers but it packs a lot of ways to climb: o-rings, stepping pods, a mini climbing wall, and more.
What kind of ground cover does the playground have?
Most of the playground features wood mulch and the preschool area has rubber padding.
Is the playground at Montville Community Playground accessible?
There are 3 accessible swings. One is at a stand-alone structure at the yellow and red barn end of the playground. The other two are at the end of the swing structures behind the yellow and blue play area.
The blue and green playground in the middle is an accessible play area. There is a ramp that goes onto the equipment and wide platforms throughout.
This playground has a wheelchair-accessible cruiser.
This area also features many fun interactive sensory play areas. They are located both on the equipment and at ground level. Some even make sounds or play music.
Is there shade available at the Montville Community Playground?
Most of the playground areas are constructed with some sort of canopy tops to provide shade and the barn playground is almost fully enclosed.
There is a pavilion in the playground that overlooks the different play areas. It also has tables on a paved area that get shade from the pavilion and trees.
At the far end of the parking lot is another pavilion.
Where is parking for the Montville Community Playground?
There is a large parking lot.
Are there restrooms at Montville Community Playground?
There are port-a-potties located in the parking lot.
What else is there to do at Montville Community Playground?
In addition to the playground, there are additional amenities available for visitors.
Are there walking trails?
There is a walking path.
Are there fields or courts for sports?
There are soccer fields and open grassy areas. The park website also lists these amenities. They weren’t visible from the playground.
- Basketball Courts
- Beach Volleyball Court
- Grass Fields
- Hiking Paths and Trails
Bonus information we want you to know about Montville Community Playground
The playground is fenced in with a gate that closes. There are two ways out of the park and they both have gates that close. Those locked gates can give parents and grownups some peace of mind if they can’t immediately spot their kids. It’s a big playground!
Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Montville Community Playground?
We provide these details about this playground in Montville as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Montville Community Playground for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (973) 331-3305, emailing [email protected], or visiting their website.
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