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!)…

Inflatable Zones sponsored by:  

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.

Euro Bungee

Get ready to soar to new heights. This multi-person super trampoline will allow the acrobat in you to bounce, flip and jump over two stories high. *This Play Area requires the purchase of a $5 Extreme Ticket for each turn and has age and height restrictions.

Carnival Games 

Brand new Play Area featuring classic carnival games. Win tickets which earn you a chance to win prizes from Sparkhouse!

Street Games 

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

Skate Park 

We’re bringing a portable skate park into the Riverside Lot on West South Orange Avenue for all your fakies, ollies and goofy-footed grinds. Take lessons and catch demos from an expert South Mountain YMCA skate instructor. Bring your board, bring your helmet (required!) and show your stuff! *Waiver and minimum age of 13 required for this Play Area. Click here to print the waiver and bring it with you to save time.

Art Experience sponsored by 

Spiotta Park comes alive with a plethora of interactive arts projects brought to you by the SO Department of Rec and Cultural Affairs:  Drawing Face to Face with Neighbors, Drawing South Orange, Chalk Art, Printmaking and more. The SO Public Library offers interactive fun and a glimpse at their future renovation plans.

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!

Sport Court sponsored by 

The PlayDay Sport Court is the place to go for on-the-street basketball, tennis and soccer.  Vose Avenue will have real mini-tennis  as well as a regulation soccer goal for you to take your best shot.  The South Mountain YMCA Y Zone will offer amazing fitness fun at the corner of Vose Avenue and South Orange Avenue.

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 NJTransit 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