With these awesome and entertaining play spaces, an afternoon of family fun is a walk in the park
Imagination Kingdom Playground
555 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road, Pemberton
There’s no better word than “imagination” to describe this park. The castle-esque playground is perfect for pretending to fight off an evil dragon or crown a new king. Have fun exploring unique features on the playground, like the crazy jungle gym, or run around on the athletic field. Bring lunch with you so you can enjoy eating at the picnic pavilion.
2 Commonwealth Drive, Medford
This wooden playground is complete with a tire swing, fireman’s pole and swing set. Play in the sand, throw a ball on the field or enjoy a picnic. Tribal writings cover the walls inside the playground structure, and the kids can use their imagination playing inside the awesome teepees. The playground also has “all-access” features like ramps, swings and a “sway fun,” which includes two chairs connected to a platform that rock back and forth, for kids with special needs.
Pomona and Riverton Roads, Cinnaminson
As Cinnaminson’s second largest park, Wood Park has six softball fields, five tennis courts, two basketball courts and a playground. Kids can play on the swing set, seesaw, roundabout or jungle gym, and the whole family can eat lunch at the picnic tables. The town hosts several events throughout the year at Wood Park, so be on the lookout for any fun events.
401 Knight House Park, Collingswood
The beautiful scenery at Knight Park will make your trip to the playground well worth it. With renovations completed in 2008 and 2012, the playground is modern, stimulating and completely accessible for children. The playground includes a seesaw, pretend gas dispenser and other fun equipment, and the pavilion nearby is a perfect lunch spot.
101 Bortons Mill Road, Cherry Hill
Constructed in honor of Jake Cummings Nasto, who died at age two of a rare heart condition, this playground is a boundless playground, meaning it is accessible to children of all abilities. The unique structure includes a wall where kids can learn braille, a double seesaw and an awning that covers a portion of the play area.
White Horse Pike and Park Drive, Berlin
The two playgrounds at Berlin Park offer seemingly endless fun for kids. And if they get sick of those, there are plenty of dirt trails and views of the Egg Harbor River to keep them occupied. Kids can also feed the many ducks that occupy the lakeshore. Benches are located on multiple sides of the playground for easy supervision.
Red Bank Battlefield Park
100 Hessian Avenue, National Park
This historical site holds two playgrounds – both located along the scenic Delaware River – for two different age groups. The intimate area is surrounded by trees so parents’ can relax as their kids play. Picnic areas and grills are available for families, and plaques located around the area explain the history of Red Bank Battlefield Park.
Swedesboro Lake Park
Park Avenue, Swedesboro
Between the two playgrounds at Lake Narraticon, there are plenty of swings, slides and jungle gyms for the kids to have a blast. The playground has a beautiful view of the lake, and docks leading out to the water make exploring easy. A gazebo and grills are also available for park patrons.
Scotland Run Park
980 East Academy Street, Clayton
The newly renovated playground at Scotland Run Park now has several slides, climbing walls and a set of drums. The spacious play area is big enough for any crowd, and picnic tables are located throughout the park area. Parents can enjoy views of the lake while they watch their kids play.