See what else residents love to do:

  • Home to many parks, one of Scotch Plains residents’ favorite parks is Ponderosa Park for its amazing playground and sprinkler area. 

“Love the splash park off Cooper Road, and just going for rides around town with the family. Also love the summer events downtown.” -Brown Family

  • Farley Avenue Park is an expansive park with a playground, basketball court, soccer field, baseball fields and more. 

  • Green Forest Park features tennis courts, a picnic spot, and a playground. 

  • Haven Park includes a basketball court, playground, and beautiful trees and grass areas. 

  • The expansive Memorial Park includes a baseball field, soccer field, playground, and more. 

  • There are several more parks in Scotch Plains, including Brookside Park, Crestwood Wildlife Sanctuary, Greenside Playground, Jerseyland Park, Kramer Manor Park, Southside Ballfield, Rt. 22 Field, and County Vo-Tech. 

  • Known for being “New Jersey’s Favorite Family Amusement Park,” the Bowcraft Amusement Park has tons of rides suitable for kids and families, and is a great place to host a birthday party. 

“Golf, summer concerts, holiday celebrations and miniature golf.” - Vincent Losavio


“Scotch Plains always has something going on on the grass at the police department. The fireworks were excellent.” -Pamela Harris

Car shows in downtown Scotch Plains!” -Bruce Ford

Concerts and movies in the park.” -Dan Sullivan

“[Scotch Plains has] many parks and family recreation areas, downtown has many restaurants, a farmers market on weekends, [and] community events.” -Alex

“Music on the green, movies at the park, Ponderosa Park.” -Arianny

“Concerts in the park, play miniature golf, tennis, pool, walk around town.” -Claire


“I love the easy access I have to so many things: library, farmer's market, local health food store (Harvest) & all the family friendly activities that are held year round. So easy to create close community ties and able to feel safe.” -Arianny

“Great neighborhoods; I love to walk around town to see what's going on!” -Kathy

“South Scotch Plains and adjacent areas are beautiful! Schools are great. Residents are friendly!” -Brown Family

“Great neighborhoods.” -Dan Sullivan

“Everyone is very friendly and I like that it is easy to get to NYC as well as other bigger local towns (Westfield, Cranford, Summit, etc.).”

“I like that the downtown is not one big mall store accommodation. I also like the trees and old colonial look in some areas.” -Laura T Siegels

“I like living in Scotch Plains. I originally grew up in Plainfield, [and] I feel more safe and comfortable getting around in Scotch Plains. I do travel by car most of the time but the stores are in walking distance.” -Pamela Harris

“...The downtown has some great shops, and lots of potential…”

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