Play Areas

PlayDay South Orange is made up of dynamic Play Areas which feature tons of ways to play in the street (and off the street, too!)…

Extreme Play Area (Euro Bungee, Rock Wall & NEW for 2019 Super Twister):

Get ready to soar to new heights with the Super Twister, Euro Bungee and Rock Wall. Climb as high as your heart desires or bounce, flip and jump over two stories high on the hydraulic-powered bungee experience. And new this year, we’ve added the Super Twister, an extreme swing that starts off slow and then soars fast and high!

*The Extreme Play Area requires the purchase of a $20 Extreme Wristband and has age and height restrictions.

Inflatable Zones:     

They’re big. They’re fun. And they’re all over PlayDay!  We’re bringing in more than 7 brand new amazing and exciting inflatables for all ages.  You’ll be amazed at what you can do with a little bit of air!

*This Play Area requires the purchase of a $10 wristband and some inflatables have age and height restrictions.

Carnival Games 

Our popular classic carnival games are back for kids of all ages to enjoy. Win tickets which earn you a chance to win prizes from Sparkhouse!

Street Games 

Four square. Hopscotch.  Hula Hoop. Jump rope. Cornhole. Double Dutch. We’ll have it all on South Orange Avenue to shake, shimmy and maybe even compete with your neighbors!

Jeff Lake Camp Ninja Warrior Challenge 

Back by popular demand, this ninja warrior obstacle course will put your agility skills to the test. Are you up for the challenge?

Art Experience

Spiotta Park comes alive with a plethora of interactive arts projects brought to you by the SO Department of Rec and Cultural Affairs:  “Picturing South Orange”, Legomania, Library Lounge, Public Sculpting, Kids’ Art Activities and woodworking with Maplewoodshop will keep you creating for hours!

Y Zone

Shoot some hoops, tumble on our gymnastics mat and try the low bar & beam. Jump into nonstop, fast paced fun in the Gaga pit, build your way though huge blue blocks, create art projects & more in the Y Zone.


This year’s MainStage is where you’ll find the best in live music, dance and of course the Town Hall Deli Sloppy Joe Eating Contest! Click here for stage schedule.

Sport Court sponsored by 

The PlayDay Sport Court is the place to go for on-the-street basketball, fencing, wrestling and tennis. Vose Avenue will feature mini-tennis as well as fencing demos.

Table Games 

From checkers to Sorry!, Chutes and Ladders to Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots, we’ve got all of your favorites on Sloan Street.  We’ll also have oversized versions of challenges like Jenga, chess and Connect 4 on hand to challenge you and your friends.

Community Groups 

In South Orange we not only know how to play, we also know how to get involved to make our community better.  Meet representatives from more than 20 community groups under the NJ Transit viaduct. They’re ready to meet you, keep you up to date on what they’re doing and let you know how you can get involved.

Find what you’re looking for at the Village Center