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Best place for fun!!!!

Town did a magnificent job in the planning process. It is is "thee" place for play, picnic, swan... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
West Orange, New Jersey
Nice new playground

Lots to do for kids of all ages. Fenced in with gate that locks so hard for little ones to "escape... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
West Orange, New Jersey
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9 Cherry Ln, South Mountain Recreation Complex, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Town did a magnificent job in the planning process. It is is "thee" place for play, picnic, swan boating, outdoor parties, chilling and peaceful. Love the entire development. The Pirate Play Ship is over the top. Plenty of parking, safe and lights for crossing. Today...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sunshine34500
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Lots to do for kids of all ages. Fenced in with gate that locks so hard for little ones to "escape as they like to do. Plenty of seating for parents of older kids. There is also a water fountain and bathrooms nearby. Part of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rsquaredb
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The Essex Playground is located off the walk of the Essex County Recreation Park. The Playground is awesome for the kids and the walk is beautiful as you walk around the water.

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Essex County Regatta Playground is one part of a larger recreation area that includes a picnic pavilion, a reservoir with paddle boats and a walking path around it, and on the far side of the area Turtle Back Zoo and a Treetop climbing course....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ddaborn
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

An absolutely fun place for kids. Very well maintained and neatly kept. Spent several hours with kids and they were still weren’t tired. Not much snacking or lunch options though, keep that in mind when planning your trip.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GauravTO
Reviewed 3 January 2018

My kids love this place...so many different things to explore and the place can be packed with families and the kids still have plenty to do. The cushioned ground is terrific. The best part about it is that it feels super safe with one entrance....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mona B
Reviewed 31 December 2017

After school/end of school year party for Nursery through 5th grade. Lots of parking. Lots of things to do for the kids. Safe environment. It worked out well for everyone.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful playground. Structures for all ages to climb, slide, and have fun on. Seats in shade too. Path to walk around.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 51melissal
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

One if not the best kids park I have ever seen heard about by far!! It was so amazing for kids of all ages including myself!! Plenty of things to do to keep them occupied for hours. The ground is all rubbery so if they...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank richardbU2955WC
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Regatta Playground is as good as it gets for toddlers to 12 year-olds and it's free.. First of all the playground is fenced in so toddlers can not find their way to the street. There are ample trees so that shade can be easily...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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2 March 2019|
Response from rsquaredb | Reviewed this property |
Free to get into playground. They have a pivilion with tables near. Not sure if there is a charge for having a party. It is run by Essex County so you would need to contact them for more info and possible permit information... More