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Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

The first time we discovered Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia New Jersey it was an accidental discovery. We had just left Field Station Dinosaurs and drove by the entrance of Overpeck County Park. It’s super close by. We had been in the habit, even then, of stopping for playgrounds, and I wanted to explore this park to see if they had one.

This playground was/is fabulous! My kids had a super fun time playing and climbing the webs. So as I started to plan out which New Jersey playgrounds we were going to include in our 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days challenge, I knew we needed to include this one. It definitely makes the list of playgrounds worth driving across New Jersey for.

WIDE Big playground 1 at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

10 Things to Know About Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia

As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Overpeck County Park Playground, a playground in Leonia.

Where is Overpeck County Park Playground located?

Overpeck County Park Playground is part of the Overpeck County Park that overlaps and includes multiple towns in Bergen County: Englewood, Leonia, Palisades Park, Ridgefield Park, and Teaneck. We used the address 40 Fort Lee Road in Leonia, New Jersey. Once we entered the park we followed the roadway until we got to the playgrounds. You can’t miss it. The park is part of the Bergen County park system.

WIDE view of both playgrounds at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

What kind of playground equipment does the Overpeck County Park have?

There is so much equipment at this massive playground. It’s almost best to summarize it by saying there is a small playground structure, a very large playground structure, and an area packed with climbing walls. Surrounding that are climbing webs, swings, and other playground equipment.

WIDE small playground slide side 2 * at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

Are there swings?

There is one swing structure with 4 baby swings and 1 accessible swing.

SWINGS - Baby and accessible at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

There is a second swing structure with a tire swing.

SWINGS - Tire Swing TALL at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

Lastly, there is another swing structure with 8 traditional swings.

SWINGS - Traditional TALL at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

Are there slides?

The smaller structure has a twisting slide.

SLIDES - Small playground green twisting at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

The larger structure has a variety of slides including 3 side-by-side slides, a straight metal slide, a twisting slide, a slightly curvy slide, and a short wide slide.

What special features does the playground offer?

The playground is packed with features like bridges, tunnels, monkey bars, spinners, climbing walls and ladders, and webs.

There are so many ways to climb we had to include a gallery of photos showing them off.

Unfortunately, on our July 1, 2022 visit we discovered this climbing web was closed. We’re not sure when it will reopen.

CLIMBING webs WIDE at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

What kind of ground cover does the playground have?

The ground cover is wood mulch.

WIDE big playground slide with climbing walls side at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

Is the playground at Overpeck County Park accessible?

The playground does have accessible features. There is an accessible swing with the baby swings. The largest piece of the playground has a ramp with wide pathways and platforms. There are sensory play areas along those pathways.

Is there shade available at the Overpeck County Park Playground? 

There are canopy tops on the two main playground structures. They provide some shade while playing. The equipment also has spaces to play under it that are in the shade.

SHADY - platform on big playground at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

Additionally, there is a gazebo with benches to get out from the sun.

SHADY gazebo TALL 2 at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

Where is parking for the Overpeck County Park Playground? 

There is a large parking lot that is adjacent to the playground.

PARKING lot at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

Are there restrooms at Overpeck County Park Playground?

The park system does offer indoor restrooms, but we did not see any on our visit.

What else is there to do at Overpeck County Park?

In addition to the playground, there are additional amenities available for visitors.

Are there walking trails?

There are paved paths around the playgrounds to make the walk to the playgrounds easy and accessible. Overpeck County Park also features nature trails.

PATHWAYS with gazebo WIDE at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

Are there fields or courts for sports? 

The county park is massive with a number of fields and courts for sports. While we couldn’t see them all from the playgrounds you can visit the park website to learn more and view maps for their location.

Open green space at Overpeck County Park in Leonia NJ

Bonus information we want you to know about Overpeck County Park 

From the park website we’ve learned, the space was once a landfill. More than 50 years ago, five Bergen County municipalities–Englewood, Leonia, Palisades Park, Ridgefield Park and Teaneck–donated hundreds of acres of land surrounding Overpeck Creek to the county for the creation of a park. Together, at over 805 acres it’s Bergen County’s largest recreational space and venue.

WIDE big playground CLIMBING ladder side at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Overpeck County Park Playground?

We provide these details about this Bergen County playground as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Overpeck County Park Playground for a birthday party or private event, please get in touch with them directly by emailing parkpermits@co.bergen.nj.us, calling 201-336-7261, or visiting their website.

WIDE small playground slide side * at Overpeck County Park Playground in Leonia NJ

Find more great playgrounds in New Jersey

Visit Bergen 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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