One of the things many people love about Westfield New Jersey is the number of great parks packed into 6.7 square miles of town. Here we list the many public playgrounds of Westfield, where your kiddos can burn off some of their seemingly never-ending energy!
North Euclid Ave
This is one of those parks where you could spend all day, between the gorgeous pond (always chock full o’ ducks), walking paths, bandstand, and of course the huge playground that’s great for all ages. There are ample swings, two large climbing structures, toddler bouncers, a beloved tire swing, and many benches, plus a long stretch of flat grass that’s good for picnics. The ice-cream truck likes to visit the playground here regularly, so you might want to keep a couple of bucks handy. Note: there is a stream behind the playground, and the playground is not fenced in, so keep a close eye on your kiddos.
South Chestnut Street near North Ave
Tucked behind the Garwood shopping district, this little playground is actually Westfield property. There’s one climbing structure and plenty of swings, plus an adjacent basketball court and ball field. Grab a latte from & Grain on the corner and park your buns on a bench here–it’s always shady.
713 Cumberland Street
You don’t need to be a pool member to enjoy the great playground adjacent to the pool parking lot. It’s a sprawling low structure, great for young kids, with one set of swings, plus tennis courts and a large ball field in the same area.
728 Westfield Ave
The smaller playground at Lincoln School is gated and open to non-school members only when the kindergarten and camp are not in session, but there is a large playground right next to it that is open to the public (and also mostly fenced in!), with two climbing structures, swings, and lots of shade. You can catch a high school football game or track meet at the adjacent field.
1101 Lamberts Mill Road
Another great park where you can while away many hours, Tamaques has two playground areas–a smaller one for young children next to the pond, and a larger structure next to the main fields. Be careful driving through the park, as pedestrians and cyclists travel the same path as the cars.
1029 Central Ave
Somewhat hidden behind the firehouse on Central Ave is this playground that’s great for smaller children. The structures are a little worn, but that never seemed to bother any kid I’ve met. There’s also a huge field with soccer goals for games and practice.
238 Windsor Avenue
I never even knew this tiny park existed! It’s nestled in a residential neighborhood on the south side of town and features one climbing structure, swings, and a basketball court, plus benches for picnics.
In addition to the public playgrounds, kids can enjoy the many school playgrounds throughout town whenever school is out. Like, right now!