Trail Guides
Armacost Park and Playground

Third Avenue and 74th Street, Avalon, NJ

OWNER:  Borough of Avalon

DIRECTIONS:  Turn Right out of the Wetlands Institute lot onto Stone Harbor Blvd. Turn Left onto 3rd Ave. Follow 3rd Ave. 1.2 miles through Stone Harbor into Avalon to 74th St. Turn Right onto 74th St., and Left into the parking area.   Map
ACCESS AND PARKING:  The site is always open, and has a parking lot that can hold approximately 10 vehicles. Additional parking can be found along the street.

Black-crowned Night-Heron
Black-crowned Night-HeronBob Cunningham
SITE DESCRIPTION:  At one block wide and three blocks long, Armacost Park is a suburban oasis providing reliable nesting habitat for herons and egrets on the busy Stone Harbor-Avalon corridor. You can experience the park by walking around its perimeter on the sidewalk, or spend some time at the elevated viewing platform just off the parking area. We recommend visiting Armacost in spring, summer and fall, to view the progress of nesting Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron and Mallard duck. A studious observer may also find unusual birds during the peak of migration. There is also a modern playground, which may be the primary attraction in the winter months.

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