Boating & Waterfront

Boating & Waterfront


Saturdays & Sundays 10am to dusk (approx. 7pm)

The Children’s Regatta Playground is the newest addition to the South Mountain Recreation Complex. Inspired by the nearby reservoir, it features a wave-like rubberized safety surface and a series of play equipment designed to look like boats. A large open area with a synthetic grass surface and stamped concrete pathways link the playground to the nearby Clipper Pavilion picnic area and paddle boat launch.

Food Concession is available for purchase in season Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 6pm.

The Paddle boat launch is located on the shore of the Orange Reservoir. Paddle boating is available seasonally for a fee. Children under 2 years old and pets are not permitted on paddle boats. Please notice that the paddle boats will not operate in certain weather conditions for the safety of our guests, such as high winds, heavy rainfall, thunder and lighting, etc.

Opened to the public in May 2014, the 1.7 mile Reservoir Walking Path provides access to the Orange Reservoir, enhances access to several trails leading through South Mountain Reservation, and is handicap accessible.

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Paddle Boats, Picnic Pavilion, 1.7 Mile path


Saturdays & Sundays

10am to dusk (approx. 7pm)


2 Person Paddle Boat: $17
4 Person Paddle Boat: $21
*2 Person Paddle Boat (Orange Township Resident): $9
*4 Person Paddle Boat (Orange Township Resident): $11
*must show ID

To reserve the Clipper Pavilion Picnic Area, please call (973) 731-5800 EXT 221


Cherry Lane
West Orange, NJ 07052

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