Splash Parks in NJ: Cool Down When It Heats Up

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Spraygrounds, splash pads, and splash parks in NJ—they may all have different names, but they all do the same thing—they turn the fun up while cooling you down. And the best part? Splash parks offer a free or inexpensive water park option for your family to spend the day outdoors. From sweeping NYC views under the sprinklers at Newport Green in Jersey City to the brightly colored raining domes at Dorbrook Recreation Center in Colt’s Neck, to the watering can sprayer at Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford, there’s a splash park near you (just don’t forget the sunscreen). And if you are looking for more outdoor fun, check out our Best Beach Playgrounds in New Jersey to keep the excitement going this summer.

Featured Photo Credit: @allycmalick

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The Best Splash Parks in NJ:

Splash Parks in North Jersey

Borough Park Playground
Baseball and soccer fields, street hockey, and more are at this playground, along with the spray park.
Cost: $5 per person
500 Borough, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

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With so many splash parks in NJ, Hamilton Park Splash Pad in Jersey City is a great north Jersey option. Photo Credit: @gabbyg10987 and @jerseycitymamas

Hamilton Park Playground
This splash pad is located in Hamilton Park and has bright sprinklers and buckets for hours of fun.
Cost: Free
9th and McWilliams Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Jewell Street Spray Park
Open through September 3rd, this splash park in NJ requires registration to attend, and season passes are available.
Cost: $20 for ages 6+ and $60 for a family pack
Jewell Street and Lanza Avenue, Garfield, NJ 07026

Madison Street Park
Sprays, dumping buckets, and more will keep your little ones busy and wet during a hot day.
Cost: Free
3rd Street and Madison Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Newport Green 
While your kids splash around, snap photos for the gram with amazing views of New York City in the background.
Cost: Free
700 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Pier C Park
Pier C has a water play area, and when your littles are finished getting wet, head to the fishing pier, playground, and promenade.
Cost: Free
Sinatra Drive, near 4th Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Pirate’s Cove at Mount Playmore
No reservations are needed this year, so get ready to play at this pirate-themed splash pad.
Cost: Free
30 Flanders Rd., Budd Lake, NJ 

Polifly Park Splash Pad (Second Ward Park)
Get wet at the big bucket or multiple sprinklers at this Hackensack Splash Pad.
Cost: Free
Polifly Road and Sutton Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Town Hall Park Spray Park in Lyndhurst
This Bergen County Park not only has a spray park but a playground, concession stand, and picnic area too. Cost: Free
Delafield and Valley Brook Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Van Saun Park
This Paramus Park has an ADA-accessible water sprinkler feature and more for your littles to enjoy.
Cost: Free
Continental Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07601

Watsessing Spray Park
While your little ones run around and get wet, adults can cool off (and stay dry) in the covered seating area.
Cost: Free
Dodd St. and Glenwood Ave., East Orange, NJ 07017

Weasel Brook Park
This rainbow-themed spray park is surrounded by a brook, playground, basketball courts, and a fitness circuit.
Cost: Free
1 Westervelt Pl., Clifton, NJ 07011

William T. Birch Park
This park not only has a spray park, but it also has a playground, tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts, and more.
Cost: Visitors must obtain passes

8th Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Splash Parks in Central Jersey

Arthur Lewis Park Spray Park
There are over 20 water features in this spray park—just make sure you make a reservation before you go.
Cost: Free, reservations required
59 Greenbrook Road, Green Brook Township, NJ 08812 

Asbury Park Splash Park—TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Even though this splash park is temporarily closed, it is worth the visit when it opens back up with its garden hose nozzle and larger than life watering can.
Cost: Prices vary during the week and on weekends
915 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Colonial Park
There are over 20 water features at this splash park, and it is located near a playground, putting course, and paddle boats.
Cost: Free
156 Mettlers Road, Somerset, NJ 08873

Cross Farms Park
A playground and baseball-themed water features—this park has everything for your little rookie.
Cost: Free
10 Longbridge Road and Route 520. Holmdel, NJ 07733

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The Dorbrook Recreation Center is one of those splash parks in NJ that are worth the visit. Photo Credit: @allycmalick

Dorbrook Recreation Center 
Raining leaves, play troughs, and cascading water domes will keep your kids wet and happy on a sunny, hot day.
Cost: Free starting July 10, 2021, but times must be reserved
353 County Road 537, Colts Neck, NJ 07722

John C. Bartlett, Jr. County Park at Berkeley Island
Batten down the hatches—this pirate-themed splash park has plenty for your littles to explore.
Cost: Free
399 Brennan Concourse, Berkeley Township, NJ 08721

Mattano Park
Ballfields, playgrounds, a skatepark, and a water spray area are just some of the fun spots you’ll find in this park.
Cost: Free
360-484 5th Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Michael J. Tighe Park Splash Pad —TEMPORARILY CLOSED
This splash pad is closed for 2021, but when it reopens, it’s worth a visit.
Cost: $4 for children 12 and under and $3 for adults
65 Georgia Road, Freehold, NJ 07728

Michael Lepp Park 
This splash park is open to the public, and it’s full of buckets and other spray features.
Cost: Free
Park Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876

Mickey Walker Spray Park
A slide and several other water features will keep your little ones cool all summer long.
Cost: Free
860 Anna Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Pine Lake Park Splashpad
Pine Lake’s shoreline is the Pine Lake playground and splash pads, perfect for all ages.
Cost: Free
Lake Drive, Pine Lake Park, Manchester, NJ 08757

Ponderosa Park 
After you heat up at the Ponderosa Farm Park, cool down in their sprinklers at the Ponderosa splash park.
Cost: Free
1600 Cooper Rd., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Veteran’s Memorial Park
A playground, picnic grove, and a spray park will be all you need for a fun afternoon in this Monmouth County splash park.
Cost: Free
Lakeshore Dr. and Ocean Blvd., Keyport, NJ 07735

Veteran’s Park
The playground and splash park are available for your kids to splash around, but make sure to check hours before you go (a community camp also uses the property).
Cost: Free
61 Avenue K, Monroe, NJ 08831

Warinanco Park
There are spray jets everywhere at this Union County spray park.
Cost: Free
Park Ave, Roselle, NJ 07036

Wheeler Park
Get sprayed by pelicans, go under the water bucket, or visit the huge sea serpent at this action-filled spray park.
Cost: Prices vary for residents and non-residents
248 W. Stimson Ave, Linden, NJ 07036

Splash Parks in South Jersey

Bridgeton City Park
Buckets, water cannons, and water wheels will keep your little one busy and wet all afternoon. Bonus: You can reserve for groups and parties.
Cost: $3 per person
West Avenue, Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Fasola Park
There is not only a splash pad at this park, but your littles will love the playground and pond too.
Cost: Free
12 Sycamore Lane, Deptford, NJ 08096

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Get sprayed at Johnson’s Corner Farm, splash parks in NJ are perfect way to spend a hot day. Photo credit: @johnsonscornerfarm

Johnson’s Corner Farm Discovery Barnyard
After you visit the animals, cool off at one of the 3 splash pads on site.
Cost: Farm admission is $10 per child (12 months-12 years) and $5 for adults and children 13 and older
133 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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