Sprayground at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Dorbrook Recreation Area
Facebook Logo353 County Route 537, Colts Neck, NJ 07722
(Old street address - 209 County Route 537 East, Colts Neck, NJ 07722)




  • No registration is required for weekdays (with the exception of opening day, July 3rd & holidays.*) 
  • Time slots are 1.5 hours each. Ten minutes prior to the end time, an announcement will be made and the back gate will open for visitors to exit.
  • Time slots are as follows:
Weekdays (Monday-Friday)  
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
1-2:30 p.m.
2:30-4 p.m.
4-5:30 p.m.
5:30-7 p.m. - This time slot is only offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.  
  • All children under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Maximum 200 people per session (all ages including infants). 
    • Wristbands will be given out and put on by the Sprayground attendant.
    • After 200 wristbands are distributed, people still waiting in line will be given a wristband for the next session only. No later sessions will be given out.
    • This procedure continues throughout the day. No wristbands will be given at the end of the day for the following day.
WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS* (May 26, May 29, June 16, July 3, July 4 & September 4)
  • Registration is required. 
  • Registration for each weekend/holiday will open on Mondays. 
  • Maximum participants: 200 people. (All those entering the Sprayground must be registered.)
  • Those under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Registration is limited to 10 participants per permit; one permit per person. Spaces reserved after these limits will be deleted.  
*Weekdays before or after a holiday/holiday weekend such as May 26th and July 3rd require registration.
  • No groups or parties are permitted.
  • Limit your family/friends to 10 people with a parent/child ratio of 1:3 for under 4 years old; 1:4 for 5 years old and above.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for maintaining the rules with their children.
Spray and Play is a program that offers time slots reserved only for people age 12 and up with special needs and their families to come out and enjoy the Sprayground. This offering is free but pre-registration is required. Register online.

Located at the Dorbrook Recreation Area, the recently renovated Spraygound is a water-enhanced playground. During the renovation, the site received all-new spray features including: raining leaves, domes of cascading water, and a series of high to low play troughs. A new bright blue surface was installed and the pumping system was replaced for improved water filtration.

Designed to provide refreshment for park visitors and participants in Park System summer camp programs, the Sprayground is a great place to cool off and play with water. 

Sprayground Rules

  • Children under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Swim diapers required.
  • Individuals and families are welcome; organized groups are not permitted.
  • Shower before using spray elements.
  • Diapers are to be changed outside the Sprayground and disposed of properly.
  • No open cuts.

See Dorbrook Recreation Area Supplemental Rules.     


  • Food, beverages*, gum, glass containers, or tobacco products
  • Lawn/beach chairs
  • Climbing or hanging on water features
  • Skateboards, roller blades, roller skates or bikes
  • Toys - buckets, water guns, water balloons, etc. 
  • Unsafe play, inappropriate language, or disruptive behavior
  • Radios or amplified audio devices
  • Pets, except if trained to assist individuals with disabilities
    *Plastic water bottles and baby bottles/sippy cups are permitted.    

In an emergency, call 911.  Report all accidents/injuries to the Attendant or call 732-542-1643 – Dorbrook Ranger Station.  For Park System and Sprayground information, please call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312 (daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m.).

Please note that group outings are not permitted.  



    • Garden State Parkway to Exit 109. Southbound, turn right onto Rt. 520 (Newman Springs Rd.); northbound, turn left onto Rt. 520. Follow Rt. 520 (1.5 miles) to Swimming River Rd., turn left. Follow Swimming River Rd.to Rt. 537 west, turn right. Follow to Area.
    • State Hwy. 34 to Rt. 537 east. Southbound, turn left; northbound, turn right. Follow Rt. 537 east to Area. 
    • State Hwy. 18 to Exit 19, Hwy. 34 north. Follow Hwy. 34 to Rt. 537 east. Turn right. Follow Rt. 537 to Area.