Thursday, September 3rd , Keansburg Amusement Park will open at 10am with kiddie rides and all attractions by 12noon.  Runaway Rapids will open at 11am and close at 4pm on both Thursday, September 3rd and Friday, September 4th.  Buy One Get One will start at 12pm at Runaway Rapids. Splash Nights will start at 2:30pm.

The Heidelberg is Now OPEN!

Please note our Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Buy One Get One offer for this season ends on September 3rd.


Amusement Park


Rides & Games & Food, Oh my!

Keansburg Amusement Park is filled with dozens of exciting rides, fun games, three large family arcade centers, and an abundance of delicious boardwalk food.

Runaway Rapids


Play it cool.

Runaway Rapid Water Park has over 18 slides with varying speed, heights and splash zones, kiddie lagoon, and separate toddler play area, crazy lazy river, two relaxing spa pools, and more!

Go Karts!


Fast, fun and in the sun.

Fast Trax Go Karts is a family favorite offering two exciting tracks. The younger children can enjoy their own smaller cars that are carefully supervised on a separate kid-sized track.


About The Park

ABout Us

Thrills, Chills, Spills
The Ultimate Daycation

Fantastically fun times, games of chance, and a family-friendly atmosphere are closer to home than you think. For decades, Keansburg Amusement Park has been supplying the carefree summertime fun in the sun we all yearn for. Come experience it for yourself!

Why drive far or fly when great fun is close by?


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    Keansburg Amusement Park

    Open Daily

    10am with Kiddie Rides
    11am with limited Family and Thrill Rides
    12-noon All Attractions

    Closing Time is Dependent on Weather and Park Occupancy

    Runaway Rapids

    Monday 8/31 10am
    Tuesday 9/1 10am
    Wednesday 9/2 10am
    Thursday 9/3 11am-4pm *Buy One Get One will begin at 12noon.  Splash Nights Starts at 2:30pm
    Friday 9/4 11am-4pm *Buy One Get One will begin at 12noon.  Splash Nights Starts at 2:30pm
    Saturday 9/5 10am
    Sunday 9/6 10am

    Closing at this time of year is weather dependent.  Please check back here before your visit.

    Closing Hours are based on weather & park attendance. Check our Facebook Page for the latest info.

    Park History

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