I absolutely adore Shai Shacknai Memorial Park Playground in Wayne New Jersey. It’s tucked into a residential area and driving through the neighborhood you would never guess that there’s this beautifully magnificent accessible playground. On one side there are trees. The other side has trees and then there are homes. And yet this is one of the bigger neighborhood playgrounds we have seen.
Shai Shacknai Memorial Park doesn’t appear very large when you first happen upon it, but once you start to explore the playground you notice how much there is to do. There are so MANY details built into this playground that it truly is accessible to all.
I should also add that the wildlife loves this Wayne park too. We spotted a whole family of deer between the fenced in playground and the trees. There’s an opening and the deer just grazed as kids played. Even when we stopped to watch them the deer were not fazed at all. I have never seen that.
10 Things to Know About Shai Shacknai Memorial Park Playground in Wayne
As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Shai Shacknai Memorial Park, a playground in Wayne.
Where is Shai Shacknai Memorial Park playground located?
This playground is associated with 2 addresses. My GPS lead me to 7 Williamsburg Court in Wayne, Passaic County, New Jersey. The park website lists an address of 55 Greenrale Avenue in Wayne. The park is part of the Township of Wayne park system.
What kind of playground equipment does the Shai Shacknai Memorial Park have?
There is one large playground structure at this park and other special features around the park as well. There are slides, swings, climbing features and more.
Are there swings?
At this park, there are 4 traditional and 2 accessible swings.
There is also a 2-person swing.
Are there slides?
There are 2 side-by-side slides and 1 bumpy slide.
There is a 1 twisting slide.
The last slide has rollers.
What special features does the playground offer?
The special features at this park are almost endless. There are climbing walls, ladders, and climbing ropes.
Bridges, monkey bars, and stepping pods help kids move from one area to another.
An egg-shaped chair, a merry-go-round, and other spinners let kids twirl to their heart’s content.
I loved this pole with colorful panels at the top. Kids can spin it to see a kaleidoscope of colors.
There’s even a zipline with a bucket seat helping to make it accessible to all.
Finally, there’s this Simon-like, Memories and Reaction game at the front of the playground for additional fun.
What kind of ground cover does the playground have?
The ground cover is colorful rubber padding.
Is the playground at Shai Shacknai Memorial Park accessible?
Absolutely! Shai Shacknai Memorial Park is one of the most accessible playgrounds we have found in North Jersey.
In addition to wheelchair-accessible ramps and platforms, there are a number of special features that are accessible to all.
- Merry Go Round
- Zip Line
The playground equipment has a number of interactive sensory play areas.
There is an open space with large musical instruments.
There is also a code word wall.
Is there shade available at the Shai Shacknai Memorial Park?
There is shade in the tunnels on the playground and under canopies.
There’s a little playhouse that can be shady.
A pavilion in the corner of the playground also provides shade.
Where is parking for the Shai Shacknai Memorial Park?
There is a small parking lot.
Are there restrooms at Shai Shacknai Memorial Park playground?
There were no indoor restrooms or port-a-potties.
What else is there to do at Shai Shacknai Memorial Park?
This space is limited to the playground. There are some areas to walk and open grassy areas. We did not see any fields but the park website lists the park as having softball fields and soccer fields. Perhaps they are located at 55 Greenrale Avenue. We did not see the fields from where we were but it’s possible they could be found using that address.
There is a 1 mile walking path. The map for the walking route is available on the park website.
Bonus information we want you to know about Shai Shacknai Memorial Park
This playground is one of 15 managed by the township. It officially opened in 2020 as the township’s first all-inclusive playground.
Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Shai Shacknai Memorial Park?
We provide these details about this Wayne playground as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Shai Shacknai Memorial Park for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (973) 694-1800 x 3258 or visiting their website.
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