Playgrounds are a lot of fun for kids to run around and meet new friends.

Man, something I could never do, the monkey bars. I was amazed when my daughter could do it. I still can't climb across the bars.

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10 Best Playgrounds & Parks in Ocean and Monmouth County

There are several from Ocean and Monmouth Counties that I know your kids will love. Maybe you've been to some of these. Castle Park in Toms River was one of Abby's favorites. We would pile in the car with her friends and hang out there all day. I love a park with picnic tables and shade. Castle Park has both.

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The amazing part of living close to the water and the beaches, some of these parks are right on the beach and close to the bay and ocean.

A challenger playground is on my list, it's amazing how several parks are now integrating wheelchair-accessible areas to allow children with varied abilities to play together. It's an awesome thing to show your kids compassion and bring a smile to someone's face while they all play together.

Jackson Jungle Play Park is one of the coolest parks I've ever been too. It's amazing the play area, the slides, and everything else. You have to check this one out if you haven't been there before. Your kids, at any age, will love this playground.

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