16 Best Water Playgrounds and Sprinkler Parks in NYC for Summer 2022!

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16 Best Water Playgrounds and Sprinkler Parks in NYC for Summer 2022!

Keep calm and keep cool, summer is already here! Bring your kids to these fun water playgrounds and sprinkler parks around NYC where they will stay refreshed in the hot weather while splashing around with friends or making new friends! Make sure to check out the park you are visiting to see the other fun activities available and plan a fun day and make lots of family memories!

Looking for more exciting activities this summer? Check out 10 Best Amusement Parks for Kids In and Around NYC!

Manhattan

Hudson River Park Pier 25 – Tribeca
West Street

Pier 25 playground offers kids fun water features in the summer for them to cool off while playing around! Kids will get to play in swings, climbing structures and more while parents watch over them in a nice, shaded seating area. Besides the playground, you can grab a snack or ice-cream at their two concessions nearby or play more in the turf field or go to the historic vessel and explore! 

Hudson River Park Pier 51 – West Village
Hudson River Greenway

Bring your beach buckets to Pier 51 for an exciting time at their water and sand play areas! You will also find slides, climbing structures and an awesome pretend boat hull that will make kids feel like they are sailing through the ocean with their friends!

East 110th Street Playground – Harlem 
 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026

Visit one of the most popular playgrounds in Central Park with interactive water features during the summer for you and your friends to cool off! Additionally to the water features, kids can play in a landscape play area and run around, fly high in the tire and strap swings, ramped climbers and ladders! After visiting the playground, you can picnic in the nearby lawns with beautiful views, do catch-and-release fishing in the Meer or visit other playgrounds in the park!

Police Officer Moira Ann Smith Playground – Nomad
38 Madison Ave

Cool off your summer in this colorful playground located in Madison Square Park that offers kid-friendly water fountains, water-spouting alphabet blocks, a large water wheel, turrets, slides and tire swings. After all this playing you can picnic at the lawn, grab Shake Shack which is close by or visit some of the historical monuments in the park.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge Pier 2 Water Area – Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St

Kids will have a fun time at Pier 2 Water Area with the water jets coming off the ground that will leave them soaked and cooled from the warm summer weather! After all the playing, bring your food or grab your meal at the concession stands and head to the picnic tables for a nice time with the family along with amazing views!

Splash Pad – Park Slope
LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park

Grab your water shoes and enjoy the state-of-the-art water playground in Lakeside! This awesome playground features over 20 water jets where kids will have a great time getting soaked with their friends or making new friends along this popular place! 

Domino Park – Williamsburg
15 River St

Located in the heart of Domino Park, find the Fountain where children will have an amazing time playing and getting soaked with the eighty-eight water jets with lights! While the kids play, parents are invited to watch over them in the seating steps where you will get the view of the city to enjoy. 

Marine Park – Marine Park 
Fillmore Ave

Make a visit to Brooklyn’s largest park and experience fun and educational activities with your family! From golfing to kayaking, hiking or taking your dog for a walk this place will keep you entertained all day long! Bring your kids to the water playground this summer and after drying up visit other areas in the park for more fun! You definitely won’t run out of things to do at Marine Park this summer!

Queens

Beach 30th Street Playground – Far Rockaway 
1-09 Beach 30th St

Have a beachy day at this custom-made beach spot that will make you feel like you are close to the ocean! This cool playground features water jets coming out of their blue arches, water guns, and an elevated sand table. This playground also has inclusive elements such as Sensory-Friendly Spaces for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Multi-Sensory Play Experiences for Children with Sensory Impairments.

Paul Raimonda Playground – Ditmars Steinway
47th Street &, 20th Ave

Splash around Paul Raimonda’s piano-shaped spray showers this summer! This fun themed playground pays homage to the local Steinway and Sons piano manufacturer. Besides the water playground you will find a handball and basketball court and a playground to enjoy the rest of your day.

Travers Park – Jackson Heights
76-9 34th Ave

Head to Travers Park and get showered by giant leaves and water jets around the water playground area. Go dry off at their slides, swings or climbing structure or enjoy a snack at the eateries available. If you are looking for more play time, head to the handball or basketball courts for a match with friends and family!

Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Between Flushing and Corona
Between Grand Central Pkwy and Van Wyck Expy

Spend your day at one of Queens most iconic parks where you can go hiking, fishing, and features spaces to play soccer, basketball, tennis and more! Kids also get to spend time in their water playground full of jets and sprinklers to get soaked while splashing around! This park has it all for your family to enjoy many days of varied activities and have a memorable summer!

Bronx

Bronx Park – The Bronx
Southern Blvd

If you are looking for a day full of fun activities, you definitely need to visit Bronx Park – home of the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Garden. After you visit these attractions, you can stop by the water playground in the park for kids to cool off and play! Later, go grab a snack or make a picnic with the family. This park offers several activities so you can visit many times this summer with family and friends!

Walter Gladwin Park – Tremont
E 175 St to, E Tremont Ave

Get out of the sun and visit this beautiful water playground located in Tremont for an entertaining day of splashing and playing around with the water jets and sprinklers! At this park you can also bring your dog for a walk and play some more at the swings, slides or in the baseball fields if you are up to it. 

Fort Independence Playground – Van Cortlandt Village
Sedgwick Ave. &, W 238th St

Visit this historical spot in the Bronx that has been renovated into a park with a water playground for children to play during the summer. You will also find spaces for more activities such as basketball, handball, and areas to walk and play with your dogs. Be sure to stop by for a day of fun!

Vidalia Park – West Farms
180 St. between Daly Ave. and Vyse Ave

Vidalia Park is the place to go this summer. Here children will enjoy the colorful playground with water jets and fountains to keep cool in the hot weather, play some sports or run in the loop. Families will definitely have a nice time playing at Vidalia Park!