Splash Parks in New Jersey: Cool Down When It Heats Up


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). Scroll down for splash pads all over NJ, and bear in mind that many have different opening dates and close the first weekend in September, so check the website before you go. And if you are looking for more outdoor fun, spend time at one of 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 Boulevard, 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
This splash park in NJ opens on June 25 and requires registration to use, 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, horseshoes, 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
River Drive and Park Lane South, 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
340 Sinatra Drive, near 4th Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Pirate’s Cove at Turkey Brook Park
This all-abilities access spray ground in Mount Olive Township is open from May 25 to September 2, so get ready to play at this pirate-themed splash pad. 
Cost: Free
Turkey Brook Park, 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

Snyder Avenue Park
Cool off at the splash park and then check out the baseball field, multi-purpose field, and playground.
Cost: Free
240 Snyder Ave., Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

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

William T. Birch Park
Let your little ones play at the handicapped-accessible playground, which features slides, swings, and a merry-go-round, and then cool off at the spray park.
Cost: Free
8th Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Warinanco Park
Look for the giant tree with water shooting out at this Union County splash park. While there, stroll through the Chatfield Garden or take a paddle boat on the pond. 
Cost: Free
Park Ave, Roselle, NJ 07036

Watsessing Park Spray Park
Visit the 69-acre Park that includes a playground and spray park.
Cost: Free
Bloomfield Avenue and Conger Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Weasel Brook Park
A brook, playground, basketball courts, and a fitness circuit surround this rainbow-themed spray park.
Cost: Free
794 Park Drive, Clifton, NJ 07013

Wheeler Park
Get sprayed by pelicans, go under the water bucket, or visit the colossal 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 a spray park and a playground, tennis, pickleball, basketball courts, and more.
Cost: Free

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, like the Asbury Park Splash Park. Photo Credit: NJ MOM

Arthur Lewis Park Spray Park
This spray park opens Memorial Day Weekend and has over 20 water features. Starting June 10, it operates on a reservation-only basis, with 50-minute time slots for water play. 
Cost: Free; reservations required starting June 10
59 Greenbrook Road, Green Brook Township, NJ 08812 

Asbury Park Splash Park
This splash park is worth the visit with its garden hose nozzle and larger-than-life watering can.
Cost: $15 for kids 15 and under, $7 for adults, and $40 for a family pass
950 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Colonial Park
This splash park has over 20 water features and 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 hot, sunny day.
Cost: Free; timeslots are 1.5 hours each
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 
The splash pad is currently closed and, in the past, has operated on a limited schedule. Check the website for updates.
Cost: $5 for 17 and under, free for 18 and up
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. It is open from June 1 to mid-September.
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

Sea Spray Park 
Not only is Sea Spray Park a water playground, but it also has food, and it’s a great place to host birthday parties.
Cost: A 2-hour session pass is $14.06 per child or adult, and it’s $56.27 for family admission
1800 Boardwalk Ave. Unit 12, Seaside Park, NJ 08752

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

Jackson Spray Park
This sports-themed spray park features a massive bucket for maximum fun. When you’re done getting wet, dry off at the complex’s playgrounds. 
Cost: Free
1 Jackson Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527

Splash Parks in South Jersey

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Splash parks in NJ are the perfect way to spend a hot day. Photo Credit: @johnsonscornerfarm

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: $4 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

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 $12 per child (12 months-12 years) and $6 for adults and children 13 and older
133 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055

Von Nieda Park
With basketball courts, a playground, and walking trails, there’s so much to do here before cooling off in the water.
Cost: Free
Between 29th Street, Harrison Street, and Arthur Avenue, Camden, NJ 08102

Sunrise Park at Rambler Road
This cute splash park is close to the Wildwood Crest Bike Path and is not far from the beach.
Cost: Free
Ocean Avenue between Rambler Road and Lotus Road, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

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