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Township of Washington Memorial Field Playground

Mybergen.com is highlighting playgrounds throughout the county for new movers to the area or new parents in the area! These playgrounds will not only appeal to your children, but are sure to appeal to the child in you.

The series is based on “The Playground Guide: Best of Bergen County,” a full- color resource guide to all the playgrounds in Bergen County.

Mybergen.com will place the spotlight on playgrounds throughout the county, providing the ins and outs, the ups and downs, and all the other fun things to do not only at the playground, but in the surrounding area as well.

The Playground Guide is priced at $14.95 and can be purchased at www.theplaygroundguide.com. There are also editions for Morris and Sussex Counties.

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON MEMORIAL FIELD PLAYGROUND

ADDRESS: Pascack Road & School Street

DIRECTIONS: Take the Garden State Parkway North to Exit 168 Washington/Westwood/HoHoKus. Bear right off the exit onto Washington Avenue and proceed to the first traffic light, where you will make a right onto Pascack Road. The playground is on the corner of Pascack Road and School Street. Because School Street is a one-way thoroughfare you must make a right the block before the playground onto Eastview Terrace. Go to the end of Eastview, and make a left onto White Birch Road and a left onto School Street. The playground will be on your right.

DESCRIPTION: This playground is adjacent to an elementary school but is open to the public. The play area is designed for children between the ages of two and 12. It has many shady areas for hot days, though that won’t be much of an issue until the spring. There is also plenty of picnic space in order to accommodate larger groups for play dates. The structure has some nice climbing parts and slides, while there are also some great hills for sledding in the winter.

PARKING: Street parking only.

PICNICKING: A large pavilion with 20+ picnic tables.

CLIMBING: There is a corkscrew pole, monkey bars and a fireman’s pole.

PLAYTHINGS: There is a tic-tac-toe board, a steering wheel and a bridge.

SLIDES: The playground features a corkscrew slide and a double slide.

SPORTS: There are fields for baseball, football, and soccer, as well as basketball courts.

SWINGS: Two full-size and two for toddlers.

WALKING PATH: There is a paved walking path around the park.

MAKE A DAY OF IT: Visit the deli section at A&P on your way to the playground and pick up sandwiches for a picnic lunch under the gazebo.