Need a quick ‘beat-the heat’ break? Look for a neighborhood splash park! These water playgrounds are splattered throughout NJ so you may not have to drive far. Many are free or at a small fee offering classic sprinklers, or more elaborate water playgrounds as well as theme based parks. You may find them within a beautiful playground, garden or beach, adjacent to picnic areas, nature trails, or athletic facilities. If you are ‘on the go’, be sure to equip kids with grippy, water resistant footwear. Go!

Bergen County

Lyndhurst Town Park, Lyndhurst - fenced in Splash Pad for the younger kids, plus massive park with amphi-theater, climbing structures, walking paths, fountain.

Walter Lubbe Jr. Playground, Bergenfield (Memorial Field) Splash Pad plus nice playground with picnic tables, climbing structures, playthings, walking paths.

Van Saun County Park, Paramus - sprayground within large park and adjacent zoo.

Phelps Park, Teaneck - Spray area within a large open playground for various age groups.

Polifly Park Splashpad, Hackensack - multiple sprinklers with a big bucket that dumps water. Nice park with benches, tennis and basketball courts, and gazebo.

Borough Park Sprayground - Elmwood Park

Burlington County

Johnson’s Corner Farm, Medford - Splash pad includes a fenced in spray are, located inside The Discover Barnyard (family fun activities including

Camden County

Camden Children’s Garden, Camden - Cool off in Violet Fountain Plaza with flower-shaped spray structures and jumping water jets that sprout up at intervals. Adjacent activities include carousel, train ride, play treehouse, and then enjoy the gardens.

Cumberland County

City Park Splash Pad, Bridgeton - Animal themed splash pad, located by the free Cohanzick Zoo. Water features include buckets, sprays, wheels and animals that squirt.

Hudson County

Hamilton Park Splash Pad, Jersey City - fenced in with sprinklers and buckets of water dropped overhead. Plus large playground in heart of downtown Jersey City.

West Hudson Park Sprayground, Kearny - Solid water park with two playgrounds at each end, pond.

Braddock Park, North Bergen - located in one of Hudson County’s largest parks. Home to nature trails, picnic areas, 16 acre Woodcliff Lake, athletic facilities plus enjoy an impressive view of the NYC skyline.

Newport Green, Jersey City - many water features along with a little beach complete with umbrellas and sand in a 4 acre park.

Madison Street Park, Hoboken - Large water play area with fun playground equipment.

Dennis P Collins Park, Bayonne - features wading pool, walking trails, playground, basketball courts, baseball fields, dock and fishing.

Essex County

Weequahic Park, Newark

Riverfront Park, Newark

Gloucester County

Fasola Park, West Deptford - - Free.  splash pad.

Mercer County

Waterworks Aquatic Complex, Princeton Junction

Middlesex County

Veterans Park Sprayground, Monroe - bright enclosed spray area plus playground and shaded picnic area.

Carteret Spray Ground, Carteret - fenced in with music themed squirt structures, next to big playground with shady picnic area.

Monmouth County

Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck - Sprayground complete with water umbrellas, water tables and more. Asbury Park Splash Park,

Asbury Park - Splash Pad fun. Adjacent to minigolf, boardwalk and beach.

Michael J. Tighe Park, Freehold - wonderful sprayground situated within large park with many sports fields.

Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch - Water playground right on the beach.

Thompson Grove Park Splash Pad, Manalapan Recreation Center

Morris County

Randolph Park, Randolph - Spray Park & Large Sand Beach, all in one! Plus boating, picnicking, lake, athletic fields. Pirate’s Cover, Turkey Brook Park, Flanders

Ocean County

Splash Pad in Pine Lake Park, Manchester

Passaic County

Frank Zaccaria Park Splash Pad, Woodland Park

Weasel Brook Park Toddler wading pool, Clifton

Somerset County

County Michael Lepp Park, Somerville - splash pad. Dry fun inn playground and picnic area.

Sussex County

High Point State Park The spring-fed waters of the 20-acre Lake Marcia are cool and refreshing for swimmers. The beach is protected by lifeguards and there is a bathhouse and food concession adjacent to the beach

Union County

Ponderosa Farm Park, Scotch Plains - Wet and dry playground. fenced in water area with sprinklers.

Snyder Ave Park, Berkeley Heights - football themed sprayground in a 13 acre park with playground, walking trail, rock walls.

Pine Street Park, Roselle Park - mini spray area adjacent to large playground, plus basketball court, picnic tables.

Mickey Walker Spraygrounds, Elizabeth

Cedar Brook Park, Plainfield

Warinanco Park, Roselle