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NJ Spraygrounds & Splash Pads by County 2016

Since 2008 we’ve been on the hunt for the greatest places to play that are free in NJ, for this summer 2016, we have our NJ sprayground list for 2016 for Northern NJ.  Searching for wading pools, fountains, splash pads, spraygrounds? Check out our latest list. We are still updating, but wanted to share what we have so far.

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Atlantic County Spraygrounds and Splash Parks

Who needs a sprayground when you have the shore, amirite? Or if I’m wrong, comment below!

Bergen County Spraygrounds

Bergenfield

Bergenfield Playground and Sprayground

Our trip Aug 2011 to Bergenfield’s Spray Park

Walter Lubbe Jr. Playground- Memorial Field, New Bridge Rd. Bergenfield- Link to our review

Elmwood Park

Borough Park- 500 Boulevard, Elmwood Park

Fort Lee

Inwood Terrace Park- Inwood Terrace and Juanita Pl. Fort Lee- (Wading pool use by CURRENT PASS ONLY)

Garfield

Jewell Street Spray Park – Jewell St. & Lanza Ave. Garfield- $20 person or $60/family for season. Under 5 free. ***Garfield residents only– This is our post, that was full of comments on the residents policy.

Hackensack

A Hot July Day at Polifly Splash Pad.

A Hot July Day at Polifly Splash Pad.

Polifly Splashpad- Polify Rd. and Sutton Ave., Hackensack. See our review here!

Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst Town Park 367 Valley Brook Ave- See our review!

2008 pic of Lyndhurst Splash Park

2008 pic of Lyndhurst Splash Park

From Lyndhurst site for 2015: “The Lyndhurst Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to announce that the Spray Park and the Town Hall Park Concession Stand located on Court Avenue will officially open for the summer season on Monday, June 151h.
The Spray Park, which is fenced in within Town Hall Park, will be open and staffed Monday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (children must be accompanied by an adult at all times) and there is a $1.00 admission fee for adults and children.
The concession stand will be open from 11 :00 AM-5:00 PM.
For more information, please call Parks and Recreation Department at (201) 804-2482.”
Teaneck- (Last noted June 29-Sep. 4 2015 summer hours). See Teaneck site for more details and changes on Teaneck sprinkler pools/wading pools listed below)

Ammann Park- Fort Lee Road, Teaneck; Monday-Friday 12 PM – 6 PM, Sat & Sun 10 AM – 4 PM-
Brooks Park- lntervale Road, Teaneck; Monday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM
Coolidge Park- Loraine Avenue & Webster Avenue, Teaneck; Monday – Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Harte Park- Roosevelt Street at Glenwood Avenue, Teaneck; Monday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM
Herrick Park- Herrick Avenue at Palisade Avenue, Teaneck; Monday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM
Mackel Park -Teaneck Road by Bedford Avenue, Teaneck; Monday – Friday 12 PM – 6 PM
Martin Luther King, Jr.- Broad Street & Cedar Lane, Teaneck; Monday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM

Phelps Park – 1000 River Rd. We parked on Wilson Ave. (near Cumberland Ave.); Monday-Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM See our review here, we loved the fountain! Teaneck has many of these cool fountains. Check out our review here. They aren’t really your full fledged sprayground, but definitely great to beat the heat.

Ah memories, Phelps Park in summer of 2010. Wading Pool/Fountain

Ah memories, Phelps Park in summer of 2010. Wading Pool/Fountain

Sagamore Park- Windsor Road at Beatrice Street, Teaneck; Monday – Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Votee Park- Court Street and Queen Anne Road, Teaneck

Burlington County Spraygrounds and Splash Pads

Coming soon* check out Mount Holly’s Splash Park plan! Check out the plans here  (*soon- it’s a relative term)

Camden County Spraygrounds and Splash Parks

Sorry we didn’t get here either, we were too busy at the aquarium.

Cape May County Spraygrounds and Splash Parks

Nope didn’t get here either, we were busy looking at the giraffes at the zoo.  Wow, we love Cape May County Zoo, it’s awesome.  And who could beat Cape May? Really, I have fond memories of Cape May from a wee child, staying at the Montreal Inn.  Shoobies for life!  Send us a comment below to tell us more about Cape May County Spray Parks or the water features of the Jersey shore!

Cumberland County Spraygrounds and Splash Parks

Nope we didn’t go here either.  Check out google, my friend. But if you have a good one, comment below!

Gloucester County Spraygrounds and Splash Parks

Deptford

Fasola Park 12 Sycamore Ln. Deptford Twp. Check out this article of the brand new splash park (2015).

Thorofare

Soupy Island- We found this awesome review from Jersey Family Fun, check it out, not really a splash park, but has a pool and wading pool, free after July 4th…

Essex County Spraygrounds and Splash Pads

Newark

West Side Park- So. 13th St. & 18th Ave., Newark
Riverfront Park- Raymond Blvd. and Brill St., Newark
Weequahic Park- Park Building 92 near Meeker Ave. entrance, Newark (Check out our review from 2013, and link to latest article here)

Hudson County Spraygrounds and Splash Pads

Bayonne

Stephen R. Gregg Bayonne Park 43rd Street & Kennedy Boulevard, Bayonne  – What a great park and sprayground, check out our guest post from Lori.  Here’s a peek.

Lori's Pic from Bayonne Park

Lori’s Pic from Bayonne Park- 6/2012

See our review here
Terry Collins Park (Spray Park) – Linnett St. & Isabella Ave., Bayonne
North Street Park (Spray Park) -124 North Street, Bayonne
Russell Golding Park (Spray Park) 49th Street and Ave E, Bayonne
First Street Park/Dennis P. Collins Park (Spray Pool) -West 1st Street, Bayonne

Harrison & Kearny

West Hudson Park – Schyuler Avenue and Davis Avenue, Harrison & Kearny.  Now this is a fabulous photo essay on this park-  great sprayground too Here is link

Hoboken
Church Square Park- 401 Willow Ave, Hoboken
Stevens Park -Hudson St & 5th St, Hoboken
Pier A -100 Frank Sinatra Way, Hoboken
Pier C -220 frank Sinatra Way, Hoboken
Madison St. Park -300 Madison St., Hoboken- Great post from Hoboken 411 here

Maxwell Park- has small beach, see our review (not a splash pad) 11th Street along the Water
Hoboken Housing Authority Spray Park -Andrew Jackson Gardens North and South, 411 Marshall Drive, Hoboken

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Newport Green- thanks Elizabeth for the pic!

Jersey City
Newport Skating Ring Market Oval- 95 River Drive, Jersey City
Hamilton Park Splash Pad-9th and McWilliams Place, Jersey City,
Pershing Field -Manhattan Ave. & Central Ave., Jersey City, NJ Sprinkler 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Audubon Park – Audubon Ave. & Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City NJ- Sprinkler from 11am-7pm
Arlington Park – Arlington Ave. & Minerva St., Jersey City, NJ- Sprinkler – from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
LaPointe Park – DeKalb Avenue, Jersey City, NJ Sprinkler – from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dr. Lena Edwards Park-Johnston Avenue & Pine Street, Jersey City, NJ Sprinkler – from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bayside Park – 480 Garfield Avenue, Jersey City, NJ Sprinkler – from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Newport Green- 14th Street, Jersey City, NJ from 10AM-6PM- Our favorite in Jersey City! Check out our review here

Secaucus
Ivanoski Park- Charles Street, Secaucus
Buchmuller Park- Plaza Center, Secaucus
Naters park-Loelle Boulevard, Secaucus

Union City
Juan Pablo Duarte Park- 33rd Street and New York Avenue, Union City
The Michael Leggiero Music Park -39th Street and Park Avenue, Union City

West New York
Fillmore Park -61st St. and Fillmore, West New York

Hunterdon County Spraygrounds and Splash Parks

Well someone started a petition to get you guys spraygrounds, let’s hope it happens.  Or it gets revived, looks expired, but check out the link here

Mercer County Spraygrounds and Splash Parks

Wow, haven’t found any here, except for a fountain in Princeton at a shopping center by a Panera.  That’s just sad.  Come on Mercer County!

Middlesex County Spraygrounds and Splash Pads

Monroe
Veterans Park- 61 Ave. K, Monroe 732-521-5016 One of the first parks we visited back in 2009 when my daughter was first born (review here). Great park, and the town was overwhelmed with visitors, so for a bit it was just for residents, but they changed it back according to the comments, for the past 2 summers. Fond memories of this day trip.

July 2009- at Monroe's Veteran's Park Sprayground

July 2009- at Monroe’s Veteran’s Park Sprayground

Carteret
Veterans Field & Carteret Waterfront Park- Carteret Ave. & Cypress St.

Monmouth County Spraygrounds and Splash Pads

Asbury Park
Asbury Splash Park- (NOT FREE) 915 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. 732 897-6538; Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm- Check out our guest review on Asbury Splash Park here

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Colts Neck
Sprayground at Dorbrook Recreation Area– 209 County Route 537, Colts Neck, NJ. 732-542-1642; Hours: Opens 10am on weekends and holidays, 11am on weekdays. Closes at 7:30pm. So if this wasn’t so far, we would be here often, I still think this is the best one in NJ and it was the first one we visited with our boys back in 2008. The water table is what sells it, and the awesome playground that is separated enough that it doesn’t get too wet like Ponderosa. UPDATE MAY 24, 2016- DORBROOK SPRAYGROUND IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATION

Click on pic to go to Dorbrook Facebook Page for updates

Click on pic to go to Dorbrook Facebook Page for updates

Freehold

Michael J. Tighe Park- 65 Georgia Road, Freehold, NJ 07728. 732-294-2190; Hours: Saturday – Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm We visited in a colder month but got a few pics of the sprayground. Here is the link for the full park review
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Manalapan

Thompson Grove Park Splash Pad-Thompson Grove Road, Manalapan, NJ. 732-446-8355
Hours: 11am-7pm; Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting.

Morris County Spraygrounds

Randolph
Randolph Park, $5 for residents or non member guests, $10 for non-residents (weekdays only non residents) 43 Green Lane (973) 584-1358 The main attraction at this active recreation area is a beautiful beach which includes a beach house with a changing room, a refreshment stand, picnic facilities for small and large groups, permanent docks for lap swimming, a spray park and a basketball court. The public beach is open for daily visitation for a fee of $5.00 per person for residents and $10.00 for non-residents.

Mount Olive
Pirate’s Cove at Mount Playmore, Turkey Brook Park – OPENED! Check out our latest post here.

Ocean County Spraygrounds and Splash Parks

Jersey Family Fun found a spray park here, here is the link, it’s $10/person if you aren’t a resident of Pine Lake.  Anyone got some good spray parks here, comment below!

Passaic County Spraygrounds and Splash Pads

Clifton
Weasel Brook Park – Toddler Wading Pool- 974 Park Drive, Clifton, 973-881-4832

Woodland Park
Frank Zaccaria Park – Open July 7th – Labor Day, for hours and fees call 973-345-8100 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park

Salem County Spraygrounds and Splash Parks

Here are the Salem County Parks that have water features…

Help?

Somerset County Spraygrounds and Splash Pads

Somerville
Michael Lepp Park – wading pool 10-7pm (late June- September)
25 West End Ave., Somerville, NJ 908-704-6985
See Stacey’s review about it, loved her pictures!

Somerville 2014

Somerville 2014

Sussex County Spraygrounds and Splash Parks

Hello Sussex County, where’s your splash pads?  I’m still at Space Farms, looking for a lost sippy cup and need hydration.  Let us know if you find any splash parks, but if you want to hide them for yourself, fine.  Comment below!

Union County Spraygrounds and Splash Pads

Berkeley Heights
Snyder Ave. Park- 240 Snyder Avenue Park, Berkeley Heights. Small sprayground, check out Sara’s review here!

Sara's Picture of Sprayground at Snyder Ave. Park

Sara’s Picture of Sprayground at Snyder Ave. Park

 

Elizabeth
Check out this link for more information
Green Acres -169 Bellevue Street Elizabeth, (908) 820-4220
Hours: June – September, Monday – Friday 10 AM -8 PM
Jackson Park – 204-243 Broadway Elizabeth, (908) 820-4220 Hours: June – September, Monday – Friday 10 AM – 8 PM
Jefferson Park- 441-487 Jefferson Avenue Elizabeth, (908) 820-4220 Hours: June – September, Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 8 PM
Kellogg Park- 1145 Fanny Street, Elizabeth, (908) 820-4220; Hours: June – September, Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 8 PM
Lynch Memorial- 1151 Fairmount Avenue Elizabeth, Phone: (908) 820-4220 Hours: June – September, Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 8 PM
Mattano Park 360-484 5th Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07202 (908) 527-4000 Open Memorial Day through Labor Day (every day 9am-9pm). Operation of the Spray-Grounds outside of that time period will be at the discretion of the Union County Parks & Recreation Department. (Generally, when temperatures are above 82 degrees.)
O’Brian Park- 641-657 Third Avenue Elizabeth, Phone: (908) 820-4220 Hours: June – September, Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 8 PM
Miller Playground- 715-733 South Park Street Elizabeth Phone: (908) 820-4220 Hours: June – September, Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 8 PM
Mickey Walker Recreation Center; 800-860 Anna Street Elizabeth, Phone: (908) 820-2855 Hours: June – September, Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 8 PM
Phil Rizzuto Park- Morris Ave. and Trotter Lane, Elizabeth NJ (and shares border with Union) (fountain) See pictures of the park here and fountain.

Plainfield
Cedar Brook Park, Park Dr., Plainfield Open Memorial Day through Labor Day (every day 9am-9pm). Operation of the Spray-Grounds outside of that time period will be at the discretion of the Union County Parks & Recreation Department. (Generally, when temperatures are above 82 degrees.)

Roselle
Pine St. Park, aka Bud Simmons Park in Roselle NJ-Pine St. and W 2nd Ave, Roselle NJ (908) 245-5600 – UPDATE- 5/31/2016- Message from Borough of Roselle:”The Borough currently is repairing some damaged water pipe lines. We expect the Park to open in June. Have a great summer!- David G. Brown II, MPA, R.P.P.O.”
see our review with pics here!

Pine St Roselle NJ Sprayground

Pine St. Sprayground – For more pics click on my cute daughter and the spitting frog 🙂 .

Warinanco Park, Warinanco Park Roadway, Roselle NJ
Pictures from our review here

Scotch Plains
Ponderosa Park, 1600 Cooper Rd. Scotch Plains NJ – This county park is in full sun, but has a great sprinkler area.

Maureen's Photo of Ponderosa Farm (njplaygrounds.com)

Maureen’s Photo of Ponderosa Farm (njplaygrounds.com)

Union
Phil Rizzuto Park- Morris Ave. and Trotter Lane, Elizabeth NJ (and shares border with Union) (fountain) See pictures of the park here and fountain.

Warren County Spraygrounds and Splash Parks

The last county in NJ alphabetically, home of the best little community movement to create a park with a bacon slide, (Sycamore Park) but no splash pad we can find.  Anyone? Comment below.

1 comment to NJ Spraygrounds & Splash Pads by County 2016

  • Janice Rehfuss

    Jackson Township, Ocean County, NJ, Spray Park

    Starting Friday, July 1st, the Spray Park will be open Sunday through

    Saturday from 11am to 7pm, weather permitting. All visitors to this park

    are to adhere to the rules and regulations. We hope everyone enjoys this

    latest edition to our Justice Complex.

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