Courtesy of Lacey Township website

The wait is over: floating obstacle courses have finally hit NJ. These inflatables are popping up across the state and feature things like a giant Iceberg or climbing wall. Your kids will love turning an ordinary day at the lake or beach into something incredible as they climb and bounce all over the place. It’s important to remember your basic water safety tips, and don’t forget your sunscreen!

Lacey Township
Lacey Township is making a splash this summer. This beautiful lake area is taking the fun up a notch with an inflatable, floating obstacle course. Lacey Township residents pay $10 per hour to play on the Wibit course, while non-residents are granted hourly access for $15 per hour; however, only Ocean County residents are permitted to use this so-called “floating playground”. The course is open from 10:30 am- 3:45 pm daily, and an authorized lifeguard must be present while it is in use. . The course is also available for events like birthday parties or family gatherings. For everyone’s safety, lifejackets are required when playing on the inflatable course and you must be 8 years or older to hop on. All payments must be made with cash or checks.

The Splash Zone at Darlington County Park
Suit up the kids, ASAP: This spot is open seven days a week from 10 am-5 pm through Labor Day. Go wild at Darlington Lake on a wibit course your little guppies will love. Kids get in free all the time; adults can hop along for $5-10 if they live in Bergen County and $10-15 if they’re not. Save a few bucks by going after 3 pm.

Island Water Sports
While you’re down the shore this summer, check out the Aqua Park at Island Water Sports in Stone Harbor. The course includes a blob launch pad, a climbing wall and cliff, inflatable slides, and so much more. For $35, you can spend 45 minutes on the course. All the park attractions are first-come, first-serve, and payments are cash only!

Washingtown Township Recreation Center
This new spot in Bergen County is filled with water fun. Members can jump on an inflatable obstacle course and swim in an Olympic-sized swimming pool before grabbing a snack at the food/concession area. The obstacle course is perfect for any age on a hot summer day.


Dutch Springs
If you don’t mind crossing the border, head over to Bethlehem, PA, where a variety of obstacles await you in the water! You can jump onto the massive yellow Blob, the Iceberg, Aqua Jump and Saturn. Don’t worry, Dutch Springs didn’t forget about the little ones: There are smaller versions of these huge obstacle courses that are perfect for younger kids. The Aqua Park is open daily from 10 am through 5 pm. Admission is $54 for children over 10 and older and $40 for everyone else. .



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