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Spraygrounds in New Jersey

Looking to cool off? Bring the kids to play at these NJ spraygrounds!


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Looking for a fun place to take the kids to cool off? We’ve rounded up a huge list of New Jersey Spraygrounds, Splash Pads and Spray Parks. From sprinklers and fountains to pools and sprayers, NJ is chock full of free or low-cost water playgrounds. Let the kids run free and cool off on hot summer days!

Our top favorites:  

Asbury Park Splash Park

Third Avenue Greenspace, Asbury Park
732-897-6538

This splash park opened a few years ago, and features a cute garden theme with oversized hoses, sprinklers and watering cans. It’s not huge, but it’s right next to the beach and the boardwalk. Weekday passes are $10 for kids and $5 for adults.

Dorbrook Recreation Area

353 County Rd. 537, Colt’s Neck
732-842-4000

This huge park features hoses squirting from the ground, spigots dumping water from above and a host of water tables ensuring no one leaves dry.  

Lyndhurst Spray Park

367 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst
201-804-2457

This park is in a nice fenced-in area (that costs $1 a person to enter) and features a cute rainbow “tunnel” and a snake-shaped fountain that rains water down from above.  ​​

Newport Green

14th St., Jersey City
201-626-5000

Check out the beautiful views of NYC in the background at this Jersey City water park and playground. There’s even a little beach with sand (complete with Adirondack chairs and umbrellas) that overlooks the Hudson River and a summertime carousel nearby.

Snyder Ave. Park

240 Snyder Ave., Berkeley Heights
908-464-0550

Nestled inside a playground, this small sprayground with a football theme includes a giant goal post that shoots out water (donated by the New York Jets). The Snyder Ave. Spraygrounds are temporarily closed for maintenance.

Pirates Cove at Mount Playmore

30 Flanders Rd., Budd Lake
973-691-0900 x7264

“X” marks the spot at this pirate-themed sprayground. This sprayground has three gender neutral bathrooms, picnic tables with umbrellas, access to gazebos and plenty of fun water activities for your little pirates.

Ponderosa Park

1600 Cooper Rd., Scotch Plains
908-527-4711

Check out the three large play structures and water jets at this splash zone that’s made of padded rubber. Keep in mind: Shade is limited, so pack cover-ups in case it gets hot. There’s also a huge patch of grass for the kids to run wild.

Randolph Park Spray Park and Beach

43 Green Ln., Randolph
973-584-1358

Even though it’s in North Jersey, Randolph has its own “beach” and spray park available for little beach lovers to enjoy. The daily visitation cost for residents is $5 and the cost for nonresidents is $10. Seasonal beach memberships are available for purchase on site.

Van Saun County Park

216 Forest Ave, Paramus
201-336-7275

Van Saun Park, one of the largest parks in Bergen County, has its own spray pad for your little ones to cool off in. This spraypad features larger than life lily pad theme and is just steps away from the Bergen County Zoo, a carousel, picnic area and a playground.

Warinanco Park

Roselle
908-527-4000

This County managed sprayground is open daily for you and your waterbug to explore. Sprinklers of the spraygrounds surround a cartoon-esc tree in the middle of the concrete.

Even more Spraygrounds, Splash Pads, and Spray Parks in New Jersey by County:

Bergen County

​Burlington County

Camden County

Cumberland County

Essex County

Gloucester County

Hudson County

Mercer County

  • Nassau Park Pavilion (Princeton) - water feature

Middlesex County

Monmouth County

Morris County

Ocean County

Passaic County

Somerset County

Union County

Did we miss one? Let us know in the comments below!

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