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 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 guide to the best beach playgrounds in New Jersey to keep the excitement going this summer. (featured photo taken at Asbury Splash Park)

The Best Splash Parks in NJ

Splash Parks in North Jersey

Borough Park
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
25 West Hamilton Place, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Jewell Street Spray Park
Open through September 3, 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

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

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

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 finish 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
This all-abilities access spray ground is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, so get ready to play at this pirate-themed splash pad.
Cost: Free
30 Flanders Rd., Budd Lake, NJ 07828

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8th Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Splash Parks in Central Jersey

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Cool off at one of the splash parks in NJ. Photo taken at Asbury Splash Park

Arthur Lewis Park Spray Park
This spray park has over 20 water features—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
This splash park is now back open, and it is worth the visit 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
This splash park has over 20 water features, and it is located near a playground, putting course, and paddle boats.
Cost: Free
156 Mettlers Road, Somerset, NJ 08873

Cross Farms Park
This park has everything for your little rookie with a playground and a baseball theme.
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 visiting. Photo Credit: @dlayton3

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
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

Michael J. Tighe Park Splash Pad —TEMPORARILY CLOSED
This splash pad is closed for 2022, but it’s worth a visit when it reopens.
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 full of buckets and other spray features.
Cost: Free
22 Park Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876

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

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 get wet, but check hours before you go (a community camp also uses the property).
Cost: Free
61 Avenue K, Monroe, NJ 08831

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
This park has a splash pad, but your little ones will also love the playground and pond.
Cost: Free
12 Sycamore Lane, Deptford, NJ 08096

splash parks in NJ

Get sprayed at Johnson’s Corner Farm, splash parks in NJ are the 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 three 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

What are your favorite splash parks in NJ?

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