Ten of Our Favorite Princeton Area Parks & Playgrounds

Kids love to run and explore and moms love to have their kids to get their energy out. The best place to do that? Outside at parks and playgrounds! Families all seem to have their favorites, so what are ours?

Ten of Our Favorite Princeton Area Parks & Playgrounds

  • Right off of Lovers Lane, you will find Marquand Park. Why do kids love Marquand Park? The Sandbox! Fill up a bag full of their favorite pails, shovels & trucks and get ready for a morning of discovery.
  • Do your kids love to skateboard, scooter or bike? Then the skate park at Hilltop Park is the place for them! Hilltop Park is located on Bunn Drive in Princeton.
  • There isn’t a kid out there who wouldn’t love a tree-house and at Mercer Meadows Rosedale Park Playground, their little dreams can come true! Rosedale Park is a popular location for families to go fishing in the spring as well. You will find the playground off of Federal City Road in Hopewell.
  • Hopewell Borough Park has kids using their imaginations and having fun for hours at the castle shaped playground. Hopewell Borough Park is located on Greenwood Avenue in Hopewell.
  • Kids absolutely love Van Horne Park in Skillman because besides the two different sized playgrounds to suite their needs, they can watch the planes fly by from the Princeton Airport  while they play! Van Horne Park is located off of Princeton Avenue in Rocky Hill, NJ.
  • Mercer County Park has something for everyone in your family to enjoy! Go ice skating, take the dog to the dog park, go paddle boating, play tennis, explore the trails on bike or foot and much more. While there are playgrounds throughout the park, the Marina Park is a favorite among families. Marina Park is best accessed from Old Trenton Road in West Windsor.
  • Our favorite part about Washington Crossing State Park is the Open Air Theater! Families can enjoy some of their favorite stories played out on stage every weekend in the summer and fall. The Open Air Theater is located on Washington Crossing-Pennington Road in Titusville.
  • The Plainsboro Preserve is a 1,000 acre nature preserve that is home to a large array of wildlife. Spend your Saturday mornings at their Family Nature Programs where you can learn about a different aspect about nature in New Jersey. The Plainsboro Preserve is located on Scotts Corner Road in Plainsboro.
  • Princeton University itself is much like a playground thanks to its open spaces, sturdy statues that can withstand being climbed on and lots of shady spots to take a break in and enjoy a picnic.
  • Morven Museum & Garden is excited for it’s newest addition, a spray fountain. The spray fountain will be adjacent to the Johnson Pool House and is currently in TEST mode. Check their website for updates, as it will open later on in the summer of 2015! The splash pad will be open during museum hours, Wednesday-Friday 11a-3p and 12p-4p Saturday and Sunday.

Where is your favorite park or playground in the Princeton area?