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)

Sprayground FAQ  

Please note that the Sprayground is closed for the season.
Please check back for 2021 information.

Advance reservations are required for admission to the Sprayground. Here are the details:

  • Spaces may be reserved through the registration page. (Search Sprayground Fun.)
  • There are a limited number of spaces available in each 90-minute time slot.
  • All visitors (including parents) must reserve a slot and pay a $3 per person reservation fee.
  • Each reservation may include up to six people, including children and adults.
  • Additional dates will be released for sale each week.


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 12 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
  • 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 information, please call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312 (daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m.).

Group outings are not permitted other than groups eligible for Spray and Play - an offering for camps and other groups serving individuals with disabilities. Please note that reservations are required for Spray and PlayClick here or call 732-460-1167, ext. 22 for more information about this offering. 

  • Directions


      • 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.