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Waltman Park Playground in Millville NJ (with Photos)

The Waltman Park Playground in Millville New Jersey was truly an accidental discovery. We were sure there was a playground at Joe Buck Park. We searched and could not find it. Then, I went down a little path, under an archway, and stumbled upon this Millville playground instead.

Horizontal picture of both Waltman Park Playgrounds in Millville NJ

10 Things to Know About Waltman Park Playground in Millville NJ

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

Where is Waltman Park Playground located?

Waltman Park is located on City Park Drive in Millville in Cumberland County. The park is part of the Millville park system.

Glasstown River Renaissance River archway in Millville NJ
If accessing through the Joe Buck Park, cross the bridge, and look for this archway.

You can also access this playground by foot through Joseph Buck Park, off of Pine Street. We were actually looking for that park when we found this playground.

What kind of playground equipment does the Waltman Park Playground have?

There are two playground structures for visiting children. Both structures have slides. One structure appears newer. It’s more colorful and modern. The other structure is tan and green.

Horizontal picture of newer Waltman Park Playground in Millville NJ

This playground has a lot of land. There are several different climbing structures and plenty of space to run around and play.

Are there swings?

There are two swing structures. One swing structure has 3 traditional swings. The other structure has 2 baby swings.

Are there slides?

The newer structure has 2 straight slides. The older structure has 6 slides. Two of those slides are tunnel slides and one twists. It has a side-by-side slide too.

What special features does the playground offer?

Monkey bars, climbing platforms and ladders, tunnels, some sensory play areas and games, and more.

When Kathy visited in 2016, her son’s favorite thing at the playground is a zip line that he could swing on. This is one of the few playgrounds we’ve seen with a zip line. The space for the zip line was still there on June 1, 2022, but we did not see anything to use to zip on the line.

What kind of ground cover does the playground have?

There is a mixture of ground surfaces here: grass, mulch, and blue and black rubber padding.

Horizontal picture of Waltman Park Playground in Millville NJ older playground with slides

Is the playground at Waltman Park Playground accessible?

The playground has limited accessibility. There is a ramp onto the equipment, but there are not many options to do on the equipment. There are a few sensory play areas and games available on the ground level of the playground. There are no accessible swings.

Horizontal picture of Waltman Park Playground in Millville NJ with wheelchair accessible ramp
Waltman Park Playground in Millville NJ sign language wall

Is there shade available at the Waltman Park Playground? 

The older playground structure has some rooftops that can provide some shade from the sun. The newer structure doesn’t have many spaces for shade. There are some park benches underneath a tree.

Where is parking for the Waltman Park Playground? 

A small parking lot was available.

Waltman Park in Millville NJ parking lot

Are there restrooms at Waltman Park Playground?

We could not locate any restrooms on our June 1, 2022 visit.

What else is there to do at Waltman Park Playground?

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

Are there walking trails?

There is a walking path along the river, as part of the Joe Buck Park and Glasstown River Renaissance, plus a large pedestrian bridge that crosses to the other side of the river. It’s always nice to have the option to take a walk before or after playing.

River between Waltman Park and Joe Buck Park in Millville NJ

Are there fields or courts for sports? 

We did not see any courts or fields. The town website lists that there is a basketball court and a Bocce Court. We could not locate either.

Bonus information we want you to know about Waltman Park Playground 

The 9-acre Captain Joseph Buck Park that is nearby offers a boardwalk, fishing, gazebo, picnic areas, a Captain Joseph Buck Monument, and more.

River between Waltman Park and Joe Buck Park in Millville NJ 1

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

We provide these details about Waltman Park Playground as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Waltman Park Playground for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (856) 825-7000 or visiting their website.

Find more great playgrounds in New Jersey

Visit Cumberland 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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Tracey Ransom

Monday 27th of June 2022

Its a nice playground for kids and adults? LoL and for having partys there to!🙂


Sunday 26th of June 2022

You missed 1/2 the park!… there is indeed a bocce court, basketball court tennis courts and a street hockey court. There’s also a whole other playground area by the Route 49 entrance. As far as the walking trail goes, it runs from behind the ball fields on Sharp Street, along the river past the park to behind the old glass factory on South Second/47. I think you need to revisit Waltman Park.

Jennifer Auer

Monday 27th of June 2022

That's great to hear. Can you tell us more about how to get to those parts of the park? We came in through the archway and not the main road. All we could see was the playground and the ramp to the pedestrian bridge. - Jenn

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