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Parks and Playgrounds at the Jersey Shore

We could not find a good resource for playgrounds of the New Jersey Shore. This directory contains a growing list of parks and playgrounds from around the State of New Jersey which are rated for safety and play value by our staff writer, Nancy Yager Nolan.

When you go on vacation at the New Jersey Shore we hope this capsule view of playgrounds will increase your enjoyment and that of your children.

If you would like to recommend a playground, please write us at and we will review the playground for publication.

There are great parks to visit at the Jersey Shore.

Bradley Beach Park

This is a Great location, right on the boardwalk. The children play in a safe gated park and mom gets a great view of the beach and ocean. Right next to the park is miniature golf.

Avon-By-The-Sea has 2 parks.

The One park is right on the beach. Moms, just bring a beach chair for you and sun block for kids. Restrooms are right there and the Avon Pavilion (food) just is 2 short blocks away. The other park is one block past Main Street. It has a brand new play area, including a tennis back board and basketball court. Good park to go to on a windy day.


Has several parks right on the beach. You can’t miss them. The most popular is on16th Ave. Dunkin Donuts is right across street as will as a good food court if you get hungry or you just want a break from the sun.

There is also a cute little park on 8thAve two blocks down from Ocean Ave right on the lake. It’s great for Toddlers. Its a very safe park.

Spring Lake

At the end of 3rd Ave. past all the shopping is a the best shaded park at the Jersey Shore. There are three to four different age appropriated play areas and tennis courts. All shaded by trees.There is also a beautiful lakeand nature path to explore.

There is a Great Park for everyone on Main Street as you are entering Spring Lake from Belmar. You can’t miss it. It has brand new play area for all ages. There are several full size basketball courts, baseball field, soccer field, etc..


There are three great parks.

One is on Main Street, two blocks past the police station. There are three to four different age appropriated play areas . All shaded by trees. There are a few great eateries right across the way.

Another park is right across from the new marina, great for the little ones.

There is also a brand new awesome Skate Boarding park. Wear you helmets, protective gear and have some fun skating like Tony Hawk.

Neptune City

Shark River Park is great for everyone. Built right on a swimming beach area of the Shark river inlet, If the kids get too hot they can go swimming. It’s very safe and fun. There are BBQ areas and picnic tables and a walking trail to adventure on. This is the best kept secret. Its right behind the famous Kelly’s Bar. The address and phone number is: 1101 Schoolhouse Road, Wall, NJ 07753. (732) 922-4080 or 3868

Wall Township

Brice Park Located in Wall Township, New Jersey is dedicated to Luitenant Brice of the Wall Township Police Department.

The playground is set back off the road on Allenwood/Lakewood Road and is Tree lined. There is plenty of free parking and is age appropiate for five and up. No toliet facilities or drinking fountains were observed.

Allaire State Park

Allaire State Park in Wall Township, NJ is a large State Park with the only State owned and operated Golf Course. There are riding trails, a turn-of-the-century manufacturing exhibit, working miniature train and lots of playground space. Parking is adequate but there is a charge on weekends in season. There is a bicycle path going through Allaire State Park that ends in Manasquan when you are going toward the Jersey Shore. You can park in a lot just past the entrance to Allaire (if you are heading east), take your bike out, and go.