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
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
Hamilton Park Playground
This splash pad is located in Hamilton Park and has bright sprinklers and buckets for hours of fun.
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.
3rd Street and Madison Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Ballfields, playgrounds, a skatepark, and a water spray area are just some of the fun spots you’ll find in this park.
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.
860 Anna Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
While your kids splash around, snap photos for the gram with amazing views of New York City in the background.
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.
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.
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.
Polifly Road and Sutton Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
After you heat up at the Ponderosa Farm Park, cool down in their sprinklers at the Ponderosa splash park.
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.
Continental Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07601
There are spray jets everywhere at this Union County spray park.
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.
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.
1 Westervelt Pl., Clifton, NJ 07011
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
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
This splash park has over 20 water features, and it is located near a playground, putting course, and paddle boats.
156 Mettlers Road, Somerset, NJ 08873
Cross Farms Park
This park has everything for your little rookie with a playground and a baseball theme.
10 Longbridge Road and Route 520. Holmdel, NJ 07733
Dorbrook Recreation Center
Raining leaves, play troughs, and cascading water domes will keep your kids wet and happy on a sunny, hot day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lakeshore Dr. and Ocean Blvd., Keyport, NJ 07735
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).
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
This park has a splash pad, but your little ones will also love the playground and pond.
12 Sycamore Lane, Deptford, NJ 08096
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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