With it heating up in Jersey City, it’s time to get outside with your kids. On the really warm days, the only place to be is a sprinkler park or at one of the city pools. Here’s a list of the sprinkler parks and pools in Jersey City, and some in Hoboken, so you can enjoy those really hot days and keep the kids active.
Jersey City Pools
914 Pavonia Ave
Pavonia Pool is located in the West Side neighborhood of Jersey City. The pool is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am – 7pm (8am-9am for adult swim), Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 5:30 pm (8am-9am for adult swim, 9am – 10am for free swimming lessons for children) and weekends from 10am – 6pm.
303 Van Horne St
Lafayette Pool’s location is very convenient to downtown Jersey City and Liberty State Park. The pool offers a kiddie pool with water features and a slide, a larger pool and a snack stand. The center is open until September 9th, Monday – Friday from 7am – 7pm. (7am -9 am for adult/lap swim only, 9am – 10 am for free swim lessons for kids and 10am – 7pm for everyone). Weekend hours are 10am – 6pm.
201 Central Ave
Pershing Field Pool is an indoor pool that is open all year round. Parking is available on the street or in the lot. Parking lot and street parking available. Families can visit for open swim during the hours of 7am and 8pm on weekdays. Saturday, Sunday and holidays open swim is available between 12pm and 6pm. There is also a children’s playground with water sprinkler on-site.
Jersey City Sprinklers
Sprinklers are available in the following Jersey City parks. All city sprinklers are open daily from 11am – 7pm. The first few below are in the downtown area. I’ve listed them, along with other fun things available at and around the downtown area parks.
25 West Hamilton Place
This water playground is on the smaller side but your little will definitely have a blast! The splash pad is fenced in and features in-ground sprinklers and buckets of water dropped from overhead. Hamilton Park is nestled in the heart of downtown Jersey City and offers a large playground, tennis courts, dog runs, a basketball court, and lots of grass on which to play. Bonus: the Hamilton Park area of Jersey City has tons of great food options!
700 Washington Boulevard
Newport Green is a unique little park! Not only does it offer a fun sprinkler area, it also has a large and modern playground — complete with something for kids of all ages. This park also boasts a small carousel that’s a huge hit with the younger kids. A small sandy beach with umbrellas completes this downtown oasis. Parking can be an issue, so make sure to follow the rules posted on signs along the streets. Also, remember pets are not allowed at Newport Green.
8th Street and Brunswick Street
This small park has a cute sprinkler area in the playground. A whale, dolphin and seal squirt water and kids have an area to run around and play while cooling off. The playground is right there, so kids can run from one to the other, plus the entire area is gated. A small, pretty community garden project is in the corner of the area. The park also offers a skate park, for those who love to ride their scooters on ramps! You can walk around the entire park and it’s usually a nice quiet walk. Feel free to bring dogs! This park is within walking distance of the bigger Hamilton Park, so if you feel like hitting two in one day, it can easily be done. Stop by a local (kid-friendly) eatery like Carmine’s on Brunswick and 7th for a sandwich or sit at an outdoor table at the White Star for a burger and fries.
There are four parks in Hoboken offer sprinklers for the kids to cool down! They are open daily from 11am – 5pm all summer long. Here’s the list:
4th Street and Willow Avenue
This newly-renovated park includes a sprinkler area, brand-new playground equipment, swings and even an area dedicated to toddlers. There is also a dog run, so feel free to bring the dogs. Hoboken Public Library is right across the street, so you can pop in for story time if you are feeling too hot. Don’t forget to stop by Sweet for what some consider the best cupcakes in the area!
Jackson Street and 1st Street
This park is tucked away in a quiet area of Hoboken. After you wear yourselves out, walk down to the original Hoboken location of the famous Grimaldi’s on Clinton and 2nd Streets and grab a slice of what is hailed, by some, as the best pizza ever.
Madison Street and 3rd Street
Madison Park is another quiet location, you can walk around the little shops, go to the movie theatre down the block or stop by the infamous Fiore’s Deli on Adams Street for a fresh mozzarella and gravy sandwich!
Hudson Street and 10th Street
Close to the waterfront, this location allows you many options to walk around with your little ones. Take a walk to Shipyard Park or Castle Point Skate Park. There is a dog run, so bring your dogs along. There are countless cafes and pizzerias in this area, so take your pick and enjoy!
For more information on Hoboken parks and sprinklers call 201-420-2012.