PISCATAWAY, NJ – Overcast skies eventually turned to sunshine in time for some Piscataway children to splash around and have some fun at Raritan Rapids, the new pirate themed spray park at the Piscataway Community Center.

Township and YMCA officials greeted the young guests and their parents on Friday during at the start of the three-day trial run for the park, the only part of the new aquatics center approved to open as Governor Phil Murphy continues to enforce pandemic restrictions keeping gyms and indoor pools closed.

For those who want to cool off this weekend, Raritan Rapids is open Friday, July 17th from 2-8 p.m., Saturday, July 18th from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, July 19th from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Tickets are $5 for children who live in Piscataway and $10 for those who do not. There is no charge for parents who only stay and watch but do not play in the spray park.

Up to 50 children and adults are allowed in to each 90-minute time block, with center staff sanitizing the facility throughout the day.

For more information about Raritan Rapids, including time blocks, COVID-19 procedures and restrictions, and other rules and regulations, click here to review the YMCA’s website.


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