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It’s a heat wave this week, which means you and the kiddos will be looking to cool off in any way possible. Thankfully, NJ has a ton of great spraygrounds to cool off in. Kids and parents alike will enjoy running through the cool water and finding some relief on these hot, hot days. Be sure to call and/or check the website in advance for hours and opening before heading out and stay cool!

Asbury Park Splash Park 
Third Ave. Greenspace, Asbury Park
732-897-6538
Asbury Park Splash Park is scheduled to open late June this year. This splash park opened a few years ago, and features a cute garden theme with oversized hoses, sprinklers and watering cans. It’s right next to the beach and the boardwalk and cost $10/adults, $8/children.

Newport Green
14th St., Jersey City
The Newport Green spray park is open 8am- 6pm. The grassy outdoor space is still open for you to take in the beautiful background views of NYC. There’s even a little beach with sand (complete with Adirondack chairs and umbrellas) that overlooks the Hudson River and a summertime carousel nearby. Free.

Dorbrook Recreation Area 
353 County Rd. 537, Colt’s Neck 
The Dorbrook Recreation Area Sprayground is open daily but requires advance registration. Reservations are for 90-minute time slots with a reservation fee of $3 per person, including parents. In addition to the park’s standard guidelines, visitors are required to wear masks when maintaining distance between others is not possible. 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.

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). Visitors are asked to follow all COVID-19 guidelines.

Ponderosa Park 
1600 Cooper Rd., Scotch Plains
The Ponderosa Spray Park is operating on its normal schedule. Guests are asked to follow all COVID-19 guidelines. Check out the three large play structures and water jets at this Water Spray Park 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. Free.

Here are some other options by county:

Bergen County

  • Borough Park (Elmwood Park)Spray Park is open June 26-August 29. $5 per person.
  • William Burch Park (Fort Lee) – free for residents. Families are asked to complete and bring the park’s rules, registration and acknowledgement waiver to expedite the in-person registration process. Masks are required for registration.
  • Jewell Street Sprayground (Garfield) – $20 for adults, $60 for a family
  • Polifly Park SplashPad (Hackensack)
  • Phelps Park (Teaneck)
  • Walter Lubbe Jr. Playground (Bergenfield)
  • Van Saun County Park (Paramus)

​Burlington County

Camden County

  • 4th & Washington St. Park (Camden) – spray pool
  • 7th and & Clinton St. Park (Camden) – spray pool
  • Pyne Poynt Park (Camden) – spray pool
  • Ralph Williams Park (Camden) – spray pool
  • Alberta Woods Park (Camden) – spray pool

Cumberland County

Essex County

Hudson County

All Hudson County spraygrounds are open.

  • Dennis P. Collins Parks (Bayonne)
  • Stephen R. Gregg Park (Bayonne) – spray pool
  • Terry Collins Park (Bayonne) – splash pad
  • North Street Park (Bayonne) – spray park
  • Veteran’s Park (Bayonne) – spray park
  • Russell Golding Park (Bayonne) – spray park
  • First Street/Dennis P. Collins Park (Bayonne) – spray pool
  • West Hudson Park (Harrison and Kearny) – spray pool
  • Church Square Park (Hoboken) – sprinkler
  • Hoboken Housing Authority (Hoboken) – splash pad
  • Jackson Street Park (Hoboken) – splash pad
  • Elysian Park (Hoboken) – sprinkler
  • Stevens Park (Hoboken) – water play
  • Pier A (Hoboken) – water feature
  • Pier C (Hoboken) – water play
  • Madison St. Park (Hoboken) – splash pad
  • Splash and Spray Park (Hoboken)
  • Columbus Park (Hoboken) – spray park
  • Fillmore Park (Fillmore, West New York) – splash pad
  • Ivanoski Park (Secaucus) – splash pad
  • Buchmuller Park (Secaucus) – splash pad
  • Naters Park (Secaucus) – splash pad
  • Kennedy School Mini Spray Park (North Bergen)
  • North Hudson James Braddock (North Bergen) – new sprinklers
  • Juan Pablo Duarte Park (Union City)
  • The Michael Leggiero Music Park (Union City)
  • Colombia Park (Union City)
  • Newport Skating Ring Market Oval (Jersey City) – spray pad
  • Splash Pad (Jersey City) – located in Hamilton Park
  • Pershing Field (Jersey City) – sprinkler
  • Audubon Park (Jersey City) – sprinkler
  • Terrace Park (Jersey City) – sprinkler
  • Arlington Park (Jersey City) – sprinkler
  • Country Village Park (Jersey City) – sprinkler
  • Roberto Clemente Park (Jersey City) – sprinkler
  • Rev. Ercel Webb/Lafayette Park (Jersey City) – sprinkler
  • LaPointe Park (Jersey City) – sprinkler
  • Columbia Park (Jersey City) – sprinkler
  • Dr. Lena Edwards Park (Jersey City) – sprinkler
  • Bayside Park (Jersey City) – sprinkler
  • Washington Park (Union City/Jersey City) – splash pad
  • Berry Lane Park (Jersey City) – spray park
  • Lincoln Park (Jersey City) – spray park

Mercer County

  • Mary Moss Park (Princeton) – Sprayground open for 2021 season.

Middlesex County

Monmouth County

Morris County

Ocean County

Passaic County

Somerset County

Union County

  • Phil Rizzuto Park (Elizabeth)
  • Mickey Walker Sprayground (Elizabeth)
  • Kellogg Park (North Elizabeth)
  • Warinanco Park (Linden/Roselle/Elizabeth)
  • Pine Street Park (Roselle)
  • Cedar Brook Park (Plainfield/South Plainfield)
  • Mattano Park (Elizabeth)

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