These NJ Inflatable Water Parks are Super Cool (ing!)

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What to do when the mercury’s rising and that plastic tub in the backyard that looks like a dinosaur isn’t cutting it when it comes to keeping your kiddos cool and entertained? Head to one (or more!) of these local watering holes, all of which feature GIANT inflatable floating waterparks and pop-up beaches that are making a BIG splash.


Sunrise Lake Beach Club, Morris Township

Don’t let Labor Day go by without a visit to this family fun beach club located in Lewis Morris County Park, just outside of Morristown. This season’s big draw is the Wibit, a giant inflatable obstacle course on the lake that children 7 years and up can bounce around on with abandon. Weekend admission is $8 per adult, $7 per child (Wibit admission is an additional $5). Children 4 and under are free daily. You can save $2 by visiting on a weekday; season passes are also available. For more information, visit, or call (973) 267-4351. 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township


Lake Barnegat Beach, Lacey Township 

Kids ages 8 and up (adults too!) can now enjoy splishing and splashing atop a variety of waterslides, bouncy climbers, floating balance beams, monkey bars, and more in what the township is describing as a “hydro-playground.” Four lifeguards will be on duty at all times to keep things safe and life vests (free with admission) are required to be worn at all times.

Admission is $10 an hour for Lacey beach badge holders, and $15 an hour for those without badges. A daily or seasonal beach badge costs $5, so purchasing a badge probably makes sense, even if you’re not sure you’ll be making repeat visits (but we’re pretty sure you will!). You can even host your own private beach party, with packages starting at just $225 per hour. Lakeside Drive, Forked River


Captain Michael Kilroy Memorial Park, Wayne Township

The Wibit (along with a water trampoline) is also making waves this summer at this supersized swimming lake (don’t worry, it’s chlorinated) that’s been cooling down overheated kids for over a decade. Meanwhile, parents can unwind with a good book on the surrounding sand beach. Afterwards, check out the accompanying children’s playground, lighted basketball and volleyball court, softball field, and picnic area, or grab a snack at the concession stand. For information on fees for the 2019 season, click here. 6 Concord Place, Wayne

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