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A New Sprayground For Hazlet Under Discussion By Recreation Committee

Could be a real splash, says the advisory group.

Dorbrook Park in Colts Neck is home to a county sprayground.
Dorbrook Park in Colts Neck is home to a county sprayground.

Forget the pool. Hazlet residents might soon have a new way to stay cool. 

The new Hazlet Township Recreation Committee discussed the possibility of a new sprayground at their meeting on June 13. Spraygrounds are areas where there are no standing pools of water; instead, people can play in sprays of water that might come out of the ground or from built-in equipment.

The new installation could be featured in the municipal pool club by the old volleyball court, according to Recreation Committee member Cliff Moore. At this time grants are being sought to fund the spray park. 

If installed, it will join several other new improvements at the members-only Hazlet Pool Club, located in the same complex with Veterans Park. This summer the club has seen the addition of a ZipKrooz, colorful shade structures and new outdoor table tennis games. Children enrolled in the township Recreation Summer Camp program get to visit the pool club daily.

“A lot of good things, a lot of good things have been happening over the last couple years,” said Moore, who runs the 2-year old Belly Flop Cafe on the site. 

The Recreation Advisory Committee's role is to advise the Mayor, Township Committee and Recreation Director on operation of township parks and programs. 

Written and Reported by Connie Lee

Susan S June 26, 2014 at 08:01 AM
What kind of grants are private clubs eligible for?
Jenn BG June 26, 2014 at 08:45 AM
Dorbrook Park is FREE - Hazlet Swim Club- definitely NOT FREE… WTG Hazlet Recreation for applying for a grant for a private club that is no longer supporting the HAZLET PTOs by donating passes to their club for the auction nights
Jennifer June 26, 2014 at 09:34 AM
I go to Dorbrook sometimes, and it is very very crowded, and the water in the water-mill area that circulates up from the ground for kids to play with with their hands is grey and gross-looking. I am not a member of the Hazlet pool club, I am a Holmdel resident, but I have seen your club, and I think it is much nicer than the one in Holmdel. If my kids were younger, I would join there.

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