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Scotland Run Park Playground in Clayton NJ

Scotland Run Park Playground in Clayton is a great place to visit if you have younger and older kids. Younger kids will most likely love the playground and the animals at the nature center. Older kids will likely love the free canoe and kayak rentals they offer on some weekends as well as the hiking trails.

Scotland Run Park Playground in Clayton NJ

10 Things to Know About Scotland Run Park Playground in Clayton NJ

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

Where is Scotland Run Park Playground located?

The Scotland Run Park Playground is located at 980 E Academy Street in Clayton, New Jersey. The park is part of the Gloucester County park system.

Scotland Run Park Map

What kind of playground equipment does the Scotland Run Park Playground have?

Scotland Run Lake has a castle-like playground. The playground has been renovated since our earlier 2015 visit. While it still can look like a castle. It’s much different than it was back then as you can see from our newer May 2022 visit.

Scotland Run Park Clayton Gloucester County
Before the recent redesign of the playground.

The playground is a lot of fun for the kids. Kids like the easy-to-slide lower slides.

Scotland Run Park Playground in Clayton NJ Horizontal

Are there swings?

There are 2 baby swings and 4 regular swings at the playground. Two inclusive swings are also included.

Scotland Run Park Playground in Clayton NJ Swings

Are there slides?

There are 2 slides on the toddler and preschool playground equipment and 4 regular slides and a tunnel slide on the older kids’ playground.

What special features does the playground offer?

The toddler and preschool playground has some drums on the side of the playground. The older kids’ playground has a tunnel slide on it.

tunnel at Scotland Run Park Playground in Clayton NJ Slide

What kind of ground cover does the playground have?

The ground is covered by wood mulch.

Is the playground at Scotland Run Park Playground accessible?

The older children’s playground is accessible. There is a short path to the playground from the nearby parking lot and there are ramps. The Cruiser can accommodate a wheelchair and there are two inclusive swings.

Is there shade available at the Scotland Run Park Playground? 

There is a shaded area that has seating underneath it. There are also some large trees nearby.

Scotland Run Park Picnic Tables Near Playground

Where is parking for the Scotland Run Park Playground? 

There is a large parking lot next to the playground.

Scotland Run Park Playground in Clayton NJ ParkingLot

Are there restrooms at Scotland Run Park Playground?

Restrooms are inside a small building close to the playground and parking lot.

What else is there to do at Scotland Run Park Playground?

In addition to the playground at Scotland Run Park Playground, there are additional amenities available for visitors.

Are there walking trails?

There are hiking trails nearby the nature center.

Hiking trails Scotland Run Park in Clayton NJ

Are there fields or courts for sports? 

We do not believe there are any fields or courts at Scotland Run Park.

The beach next to Wilson Lake is also a relaxing place to sit and eat a nice picnic lunch near the water as you look at the geese or turtles nearby.

Bonus information we want you to know about Scotland Run Park Playground 

As we mentioned the playground is near the beach area next to Wilson Lake. There is a shaded seating area, picnic benches, and restrooms nearby as well.

Scotland Run Park in Clayton NJ Wilson Lake

There were boats all along the lake. The lake you aren’t allowed to swim in or play in however you could go fishing with your children. There are no lifeguards present so I advise using your own parental caution before going out in the lake. There are also no life vests so you would have to bring your own.

There is a nature center across the street from the playground. It is open from 1 pm to 4 pm on Thursday and Friday and from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. It holds lots of interesting live animals for kids to see and it is accessible.

There are hiking trails behind the nature center as well through the woods.

Scotland Run Park in Clayton NJ Trails near Nature Center(1)

There are free canoe and kayak rentals on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm from June 18th to September 4th at the beach area nearby. More information can be found on this Google file and waivers must be signed beforehand.

Scotland Run Park Canoes and Kayaks

Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Scotland Run Park Playground?

We provide these details about Scotland Run Park Playground as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Scotland Run Park Playground for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (856) 251-6710 or visiting their website.

Find more great playgrounds in New Jersey

Visit Gloucester 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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