With summer here, I think our kids need to get outside everyday for lots of fresh air, sunlight and exercise. This was a long, cold and snowy winter, so now I like to take advantage of every non-raining day to explore the beauty of New Jersey. It got me thinking about the best parks and playgrounds for kids, those with plenty to do that is fun and free.
So, here it is:
The Top Five Best Parks and Playgrounds for Kids, According to this 30-something Mom of Three
5) Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, Atlantic Highlands. This park has an amazing view of Sandy Hook and New York City, as well as Brooklyn. It homes Monmouth County’s 9/11 memorial, as well as, a great playground with two jungle-gym sets. It is the highest natural point along the whole Atlantic coast and a great place to picnic.
4) Dorbrook Recreation Park, Colts Neck. This park is truly amazing with all it has to offer. There is the Sprayground which is a free waterpark for kids. Yes, FREE! There is also a huge playground area with multiple jungle-gyms, swings and seasaws and an awesome sandpit, so don’t forget your kids’ shovels and buckets. There are also multiple paved loops for moms to walk with strollers or for kids to ride their bikes.
All three of my kids love the sprayground. The playground also has this fabulous rolly-slide that my middle son is obsessed with. He loves to say, “ouch!ouch!ouch!” all the way down. Don’t worry, it doesn’t really hurt, he just thinks it’s funny. [Read more...]