Cliffside Park Recreation Department

A generously proportioned neighborhood playground

Overall Score

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Official NYC Parks Website
Outside of New York
440 Oakdene Ave, Cliffside Park

Features

Neighborhood
Bathrooms
No
Yes
, But NEARBY
Shade:
No
Yes
Water feature:
No
Yes
Sandbox:
No
Yes
Drinking Fountain
No
Yes
Additional DETAILS BELOW

Reviews

Not Your Nanny's Review

Playground Papa's Review

The playground is made up of large plastic structures from Little Tykes, larger versions of what homeowners might buy for their backyards. 

We spent Mother's Day at my in-laws, and in the late afternoon as the clouds had cleared, we took a short constitutional walk to my wife's childhood playground. This happened to be one of the first playgrounds we visited when he was just learning to swing in the toddler seats. He comes here often whenever Grandma and Grandpa are looking after him, but this was our first time since his days on the swings. 

What's nice is even at 6pm on a Sunday, the bathrooms were open – that's a big difference from NYC playgrounds where even when the signs say they should be open, the bathrooms are usually closed. Although oddly we've tried coming here and found the gates to the playground locked up entirely without much explanation. 

The musical instruments – chimes, drums, ect – have seen better days. One was broken off, but ironically this was the only one with a drumstick attached to it. The slides were a bit wet from the rain, but we still had fun riding on the spring-loaded horse. 

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

Cliffside Park, New Jersey was founded in 1895.

Additional Features

Equipment

Slides:
Yes
No
Tic Tac Toe:
No
Yes
Toddler Swings:
No
Yes
Belt Swings:
No
Yes
CHIMES / Drums:
No
Yes
Tunnel:
No
Yes
PicNic Tables:
No
Yes
Suspension Bridge:
No
Yes

Climbing equipment

LaDDERS:
No
Yes
CLIMBING WALL:
No
Yes
ROPE:
No
Yes
STAIRS:
No
Yes
RAMP:
No
Yes
Monkey Bars:
No
Yes
Chain Ladder:
No
Yes
Weird Climbing Thing:
No
Yes

Accessibility

Sensory Panels:
No
Yes
Other Sensory Equipment:
No
Yes
Accessible Swing:
No
Yes
Balance Beam:
No
Yes
RAMP:
No
Yes
Last updated:
May 13, 2024

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