Wilder Hines Park – Buena Vista Parks and Playgrounds

Posted on: February 22nd, 2018by

We love stopping for playgrounds. Even if it’s raining I’ve been known to pull over and take some quick pictures and videos if I see a playground I think our readers will enjoy learning about. Such was the case last week when we were on our way to the African American Heritage Museum in Newtonville. We were just about at the museum when I noticed a park out of the side of my eye. (I didn’t know till after our video and we were leaving that the museum was right next door.) Of course I stopped by to check it out. This Buena Vista park is built on a 20 acre piece of land. It has multiple play areas for families and I was able to take several pictures and even start my video before the rain started drizzling on me.

 

The Wilder Hines Park is located on Jackson Road in Newtonville in Buena Vista Township. The park is adjacent to the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center, which also is home to the Newtonville location of the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey. Parking for the Wilder Hines Park is available for free in two small lots.

 

Wilder Hines Park in Newtonville in Buena Vista photo credit Jersey Family Fun

 

Get to know Wilder Hines Park through our video, details and pictures below.

 

 

What you need to know about Wilder Hines Park

The Wilder Hines Park also goes by these park names:

  • Newtonville Park
  • Martin Luther King Community Park

 

Wilder Hines Park hours

We believe the Wilder Hines Park is open dusk till dawn. We did not see any signs about hours.

 

Big kids playground at Wilder Hines Park in Newtonville in Buena Vista photo credit Jersey Family Fun

 

Wilder Hines Park bathroom

The Wilder Hines Park has two bathrooms located in a small building at the back of the park, near the swings.

 

Wilder Hines Park tables and pavilions

The Wilder Hines Park has tables in various locations. There are some tables around the toddler playground equipment. There were also picnic tables to the left of the Martin Luther King Community Center. The majority of the park tables are located under a pavillion between the basketball courts and swings.

 

picnic pavillion at Wilder Hines Park in Newtonville in Buena Vista photo credit Jersey Family Fun

 

Is shade available?

Most of the Wilder Hines playground equipment is located in the full sun. There are trees that can provide shading on some areas, but not all. Shade from the sun is also available under the pavillion.

 

Wilder Hines Playground features

The Wilder Hines Park has 3 playground areas. With the exception of the fields, the ground surface at this Newtonville park is composed of recycled tire mulch.

 

Wilder Hines Playground preschool area

  • Playground Structure with
    • Steps and Ladders
    • 2 Slides
  • Rock Climbing Wall with Tunnel
  • Musical Centers
  • Activity Centers

 

preschool playground at Wilder Hines Park in Newtonville in Buena Vista photo credit Jersey Family Fun

 

Wilder Hines Playground big kid area for kids ages 5- 12 years old

  • Playground Structure with
    • Rock Climbing Walls
    • Angled Tunnel
    • 3 Slides
    • Monkey Bars
    • Various Ladders
  • Ride on Race Car
  • Musical Instruments

 

big kids playground at Wilder Hines Park in Newtonville in Buena Vista photo credit Jersey Family Fun

 

Additional play areas at Wilder Hines Park

  • Basketball Courts
  • Tennis Courts
  • Baseball Field
  • Slide
  • 4 Traditional Swings (No baby swings)

 

swings at Wilder Hines Park in Newtonville in Buena Vista photo credit Jersey Family Fun

 

Watch our video tour of Wilder Hines Park below.

 

Wilder Hines Park Trails

There is a paved walking path from the King Center around the entire park.

 

Wilder Hines Park Fields

The Wilder Hines park looks to be a part of the Newtonville and Buena Vista Township sports complex. As stated above it offers the following fields for sports.

  • Basketball Courts
  • Tennis Courts
  • Baseball Field

 

Basketball courts at Wilder Hines Park in Newtonville in Buena Vista photo credit Jersey Family Fun

 

Our Wilder Hines Park review

At first my boys stayed back in the car. But the more they watched me explore from the car the more curious they got. My 9 year old eventually came to join me. He loved the park and all its climbing structures and was disappointed when the rain started and we needed to leave. The multiple fenced in play areas are a bonus for families with children of different ages looking for a fun, safe playground. Pack a lunch and make a day of it by also visiting the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey located next door.

 

To see more pictures of Wilder Hines Park visit this photo album on Facebook.

 

Click over to read more Buena Vista Township parks (coming soon), Atlantic County parks, or New Jersey Parks & Playgrounds.

 

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