NJ’s BEST List of New Jersey Parks and Playgrounds

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by

Below is a list of our links to our directory of New Jersey parks and playgrounds by county as well as our reviews of them. We started this list in 2013 and we update it FREQUENTLY as soon as the warmer weather starts we start visiting more New Jersey parks and playgrounds to add to our list. We hope this new and improved listing of parks and playgrounds will help you find local parks and playgrounds in New Jersey that your kids can enjoy.


Parks & Playgrounds


Our New Jersey Parks & Playground series is ongoing. While we will be constantly adding new articles and listings the links will take you to the information you need at any time. If you’re asking what parks are near me or where is there a playground near me, consider this listing of parks and playgrounds in NJ for your answer.


If you would like to share with us more information about your favorite parks in a guest post, email us at jenniferauer@ jerseyfamilyfun.com.


New Jersey Parks and Playgrounds Directory & Reviews by County


Atlantic County Parks & Playgrounds

Whether you are looking for a park on the beach, a park with a nature center, or just local neighborhood park, Atlantic County, New Jersey is home to several parks and playgrounds. Visit the official Atlantic County Parks website for more information.

Atlantic County Parks and Playgrounds


Bergen County Parks & Playgrounds

The New York City skyline might be nearby and it might feel overpopulated, but there are plenty of places to play in Bergen County, New Jersey. Visit a zoo, ride a train or hike some exceptional trails. The Bergen County Parks website can be found here.

Burlington County Parks & Playgrounds

Burlington County Parks & Playgrounds

Visit the official Burlington County Parks website here. Burlington County parks encompass over 1000 acres so get out and start exploring! Don’t miss the events at Palmyra Cove Nature Center, the floating walkway at Smithville Park and the Long Bridge Park playground.


Camden County Parks & Playgrounds

Camden County Parks & Playgrounds

Visit the official Camden County Parks website here. When was the last time you played disc golf? Never? Then it’s time to get out to your Camden County Parks where you can enjoy disc golf, a dog park, and the innovative Challenge Grove Park. Hiking, ice skating, and waterfront views await you!


Cape May County Parks & Playgrounds

Visit the official Cape May County Parks website here.


Cumberland County Parks & Playgrounds


Essex County Parks & Playgrounds

Essex County is home to an impressive reservation, a county run zoo and the region’s best cherry blossom trees! There’s plenty of fun playgrounds and local parks as well, so it’s time to get out and play! The Essex County Parks website can be found here.


Gloucester County Parks & Playgrounds

Gloucester County Parks & Playgrounds

Visit the official Gloucester County Parks website here.


Hudson County Parks & Playgrounds

Though Hudson County doesn’t boast much open space don’t let that fool you! Hudson County parks and playgrounds are innovative, fun, and worth a visit. Check out spray grounds, views and even a beach! The Hudson County Parks website offers more information.


Hunterdon County Parks & Playgrounds

Visit the official Hunterdon County Parks website here.


Mercer County Parks & Playgrounds

Mercer County has our great state capitol but also some exciting outdoor locations! Go back in time with a living history farm, get on the water at the marina and experience nature with a wildlife center and a nature center. You certainly won’t be bored in Mercer County. Visit the official Mercer County Parks website here.


Middlesex County Parks & Playgrounds

Middlesex County is home to some amazing playgrounds and park facilities! Outdoor ice skating, historic homes and two much loved petting zoos are found on their properties. Middlesex County Parks website offers more here.


Monmouth County Parks & Playgrounds


Monmouth County Parks & Playgrounds

Monmouth County is the gateway to the Jersey shore so expect parks with sea breezes and beautiful views. Skate parks, hiking trails and historic villages are throughout the county along with reservoirs and more! Visit the Monmouth County Parks official site here.


Morris County Parks & Playgrounds

Enjoy the experience the Morris County Park has to offer! The parks offer multiple biking and hiking trails, many important historic sites, and a beautiful arboretum. Visit the official Morris County Parks website here.


Ocean County Parks & Playgrounds

So many of us head to Ocean County to enjoy the shore, and next time you visit, make sure to visit one of the county’s great parks! Spend the day at a fishing pier, bring your pup to the dog park or even take a swim at John Rockefeller’s former vacation home. Visit the official Ocean County Parks website here.


Passaic County Parks & Playgrounds

Visit the official Passaic County Parks website here.


Salem County Parks & Playgrounds

Visit the official Salem County Parks website here.


Somerset County Parks & Playgrounds

Somerset County has some beautiful spots and that includes their extensive list of parks. Did you know there are 3000 roses in the county rose garden? Check them out, as well as one of the most impressive local views named after our first president. Visit the official Somerset County Parks website here.


Sussex County Parks & Playgrounds


Union County Parks & Playgrounds

With 36 county parks there is something for everyone at the Union County Parks! Spray grounds, a top notch nature center, and dog parks await. The Union County Parks website can provide more information.


Warren County Parks & Playgrounds

Visit the official Warren County Parks website here.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

3 thoughts on “NJ’s BEST List of New Jersey Parks and Playgrounds

  1. sue rush says:


  2. Lonely in Glo Co says:

    Don’t forget about Washington Lake Park in Gloucester County! Can you please add to the Gloucester County list? Everytime I try to look up fun things to do in this area, the lists are so short! :/

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