©istockphoto.com / FatCamera

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.

Asbury Park Splash Park 
Third Ave. Greenspace, Asbury Park
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.

Newport Green
14th St., Jersey City
Check out the beautiful views of NYC in the background at this Jersey City waterpark 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.

Dorbrook Recreation Area 
353 County Rd. 537, Colt’s Neck 
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
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).

Lyndhurst Spray Park 
367 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst
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.

Ponderosa Park 
1600 Cooper Rd., Scotch Plains
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.

Here are some other options by county:

Bergen County

​Burlington County

  • Johnson’s Corner Farm (Medford) – $7.50 per child ages 1-12, $3.50 ages 13 & up

Camden County

Cumberland County

Essex County

Hudson County

  • Washington Park (Union City/Jersey City) -splash pad
  • Columbus Park (Hoboken) – spray park
  • Lincoln Park (Jersey City) – 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Newport Green (Jersey City)

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!