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These are the Top 10 Playgrounds in Rockland County & Bergen County

These are the Top 10 Playgrounds in Rockland County & Bergen County

Spend the afternoon playing outside with your kids at these playgrounds in Rockland County and nearby—all worth the drive.


There’s nothing better than getting out of the house and exploring your surroundings—especially in the warmer months! Luckily there are plenty of great playgrounds in Rockland County and in nearby Bergen County, NJ. These are our 10 favorite playgrounds in the Rockland County area. Have you been to these or have any to add to our list?

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1. Rockland Lake State Park

299 Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage

A whopping 1,133 acres in size, there’s plenty to do at this coveted county park. You’ll want to head to the lake, above the west bank of the Hudson River. There, you’ll find a park with a huge swimming pool, a picnic area with grills, hiking trails, tennis and golf, and a ton more! Of course, there’s a playground here, too.

2. Van Saun County Park

216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ

This Paramus park is the true gem of Bergen County. This park offers a huge playground with different structures that offer appropriate play by age. In one corner, kids can run through a little waterpark area where animal structures sprinkle water for all to enjoy. Within walking distance is Van Saun’s carousel, train rides, and, of course, the zoo!

3. Ruckman Park

Ruckman and Piermont roads, Closter, NJ

Located in Closer, you’ll find a huge playground area with two structures, one for older children and one for younger. Kids will enjoy going down three big slides, climbing a few rock walls, tunnels, and monkey bars.

4. Finch Park

205 Church St., Ramsey, NJ

Make a point to visit this beautiful new playground in Ramsey. You’ll find several different play areas like a sand box, a play pirate ship, and a castle-like playground. Nearby are baseball fields and basketball courts as well. Be on the lookout for the ice cream truck!

5. Clark Field

2599 Cleveland Ave., Township of Washington, NJ



This brand-new huge playground in Washington Township is completely shaded under large trees. Designed for all ages, there are separate structures for younger kids (cool pirate ship) and older kids (really tall slides). Kids will find lots of swings and plenty of room to run around. Baseball fields and a basketball court are nearby.

6. Glen Rock Area Playground

Alan Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ

This playground by the duck pond is great for adults, kids, and even pets. It’s small enough to be able to sit on one of the many benches and watch your kids play. There’s a path around the pond that offers a nice trail for scooters, bikes, and strolls.

7. Saddle River County Park

760 Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook, NJ

Saddle River County Park is a Saddle Brook gem. There’s a huge pond, a dog park, a picnic area with shaded tables, fishing, ball fields, and a great playground. You’ll find paths here for walking, scooting, and biking—all linking to neighboring towns.

8. Wild Duck Pond

East Ridgewood Avenue, between Paramus Road and Pershing Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ

This is one of the towns the bike paths in Saddle River County Park connect to. Here, you’ll find large parks for both dogs and kids, but the playground will keep the little ones happy for hours. The paths here allow for scooter rides and walks, and there’s room for family picnics as well.

9. Overpeck County Park Playground

199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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You’ll find more than just a playground at this Ridgefield park. There’s a boating area, tennis courts, bike and running trails, a large open field, and a huge playground for the little ones. Grab your sunscreen, because there’s little shade at this fun plaza.

10. Wood Dale County Park

100 Prospect Ave, Woodcliff Lake, NJ

This 118-acre park that spans across Woodcliff Lake, Hillsdale, and Park Ridge offers an awesome playground, tennis courts, fishing and picnic areas, a popular dog park, and a scenic pond to stroll and scoot around.


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