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Many of our favorite spraygrounds are closed this year due to concerns around COVID-19.  We’ve updated our huge list New Jersey spraygrounds, splash pads, and spray parks, so you’ll know which of these free or low-cost options is still open for some cool fun in the summer time.

Asbury Park Splash Park 
Third Ave. Greenspace, Asbury Park
732-897-6538
Asbury Park Splash Park is closed for the 2020 season. 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
The Newport Green spray park is closed for the 2020 season. 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.

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, like social distancing, wearing a mask and frequently washing hands.

Lyndhurst Spray Park 
367 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst
The Lyndhurst Spray Park is closed for the 2020 season. 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
The Ponderosa Spray Park is operating on its normal schedule. Guests are asked to follow all COVID-19 guidelines, like maintaining a distance of six ft. from visitors not in their party and wearing a mask when physical distancing is not possible. Check out the three large play structures and water jets at this sWater 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.

Here are some other options by county:

Bergen County

  • Borough Park (Elmwood Park)Spray Park closed for the 2020 season.
  • 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) –closed for the 2020 season.
  • Phelps Park (Teaneck) – sprinklers will be in operation after July 27. As part of the town’s mission to conserve water, sprinklers are not turned on unless residents are there to use them. If a green flag is flying, the sprinklers are open, simply ask the attendant to turn the water on. Residents are asked to follow all social distancing guidelines.
  • Walter Lubbe Jr. Playground (Bergenfield) – The splash pad is open for the 2020 season.
  • Van Saun County Park (Paramus) – The park’s sprayground is closed for the 2020 season.

​Burlington County

  • Johnson’s Corner Farm (Medford) – $7.50 per child ages 1-12, $3.50 ages 13 & up. Visitors are asked to follow all social distancing guidelines.

Camden County

All Camden County spraygrounds are open daily at noon. Visitors are asked to follow social distancing measures.

Cumberland County

Essex County

Hudson County

All Hudson County spraygrounds are open, but limited to 50% capacity. Visitors are asked to wear masks when physical distancing is not possible.

  • 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 2020 season.

Middlesex County

Monmouth County

  • Michael J. Tighe ark (Freehold) – The “Splash Pad” is open for the 2020 season. Face coverings are not required but are encouraged.

Morris County

Ocean County

  • Splash Pad (Manchester) – Located in Pine Lake Park, the splash pad is open for the 2020 season. Guests are asked to follow all social distancing guidelines.

Passaic County

  • Weasel Brook Park (Clifton) – Both the spray park and toddler wading pool are closed for construction.

Somerset County

  • Michael Lepp Park (Somerville) – splash pad open to the public daily from 12-4 pm, weather permitting. The spray ground is operating at 50% capacity and all children must be accompanied by an adult, contact information will be collected. Face coverings are required except for children under the age of two or when utilizing the water features. Social distancing is required and a 15 minute limit may be imposed if there is a wait.

Union County

  • Phil Rizzuto Park (Elizabeth) – spray pool open for 2020 season.
  • Mickey Walker Sprayground (Elizabeth) – open for 2020 season.
  • Kellogg Park (North Elizabeth) – sprinkler open for 2020 season.
  • Warinanco Park (Linden/Roselle/Elizabeth) – sprinkler pool open for 2020 season.
  • Pine Street Park (Roselle)- open for 2020 season.
  • Cedar Brook Park (Plainfield/South Plainfield) – sprinkler open for 2020 season.
  • Mattano Park (Elizabeth) – spray pool and splash pad open for 2020 season.

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