General Information

Keansburg Amusement Park offers over 40 rides including kiddie family and thrill rides.  It is our commitment to ensuring all of our guests have a safe and enjoyable visit.

WHAT ARE THE PHYSICAL, HEIGHT AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS?

Rider requirements are set by the state of New Jersey.  All requirements are subject to change.  Each attraction is inspected and subject to the laws in New Jersey.  All state law requirements, such as height and weight restrictions, are posted at each ride and are strictly enforced.  Any guest who violates any written safety regulation or engages in behavior that poses a safety issue to either themselves or our guests may result in criminal prosecution under N.J.S.A 5:3-36.1.  Any violator of park safety regulations may be subject to fines up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in prison.  Children should be self supporting when riding rides.

CAN YOU RIDE WITH A CAST, OR A BRACE, OR WHILE PREGNANT?

For your safety, riders with hard or soft casts or splints of any kind, any type of brace, recent surgery, back injuries or who are pregnant are NOT permitted on rides at Keansburg Amusement Park.

OPERATIONS & ATTRACTIONS

At times, for the safety of our guests, rides, and attractions will be closed for maintenance.  Refunds will not be given when attractions are closed for maintenance.

RIDE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS

All guests are required to use all ride restraint systems properly at all times. Guests who are large framed, very tall or too small may not be allowed to ride certain rides due to safety regulations.  Any guest who tampers with a safety restraint system will be subject to prosecution under New Jersey State Law.  Any violator may be subject to fines up to $1000 and up to 6 months in jail.

LOOSE ARTICLES

Loose articles including cell phones, wallets, purses, keys, etc. may not be taken on thrill and select family rides.  Please leave all personal items while you are riding with a companion.  Employees are not allowed to watch over personal articles of guests.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

Keansburg Amusement Park is a family-friendly amusement park. And as such, any clothing with profanity, illegal substances or suggestive/offensive material is prohibited.  For your safety, shoes should be worn during your visit to the park at all times.  Certain attractions, such as our Go Karts, require closed toe shoes.  All guests must be wearing a shirt while riding the attraction.  Guests may not wear swimwear out of courtesy to our other guests.

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

Keansburg Amusement Park is a family friendly amusement park and privately owned.  We reserve the right to remove any guest who prevents other guests from enjoying the park.  Any guest who is removed from the park will not be issued a refund.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted at Keansburg Amusement Park.  Guests may visit our three establishments, The Olde Heidelberg, The Pavilion, and The Miami Club to enjoy alcoholic beverages.  Any beverage purchased at these establishments may not be taken outside the confines of such establishment.

CAN YOU GRILL AT THE PARK?

Grilling is prohibited at Keansburg Amusement Park

WHAT IS THE WEATHER POLICY?

When there is inclement weather, rides may be temporarily suspended.  Rides will reopen when it is deemed to safely resume operations.

ARE PETS, SKATEBOARDS & BIKES ALLOWED?

For the safety of our guests, pets, skateboards, and bikes are not permitted at Keansburg Amusement Park.

WHAT KIND OF FOOD DOES THE PARK OFFER?

There are several Jersey boardwalk style food establishments at Keansburg Amusement Park at very affordable prices including ice cream, hot dogs, pizza and more.

WHERE IS THE MOST CONVENIENT PLACE TO PARK?

It is more convenient for our Guests to park in the lot behind the amusement park.  The cost to park ALL DAY LONG is $5 Monday through Friday and $7 on weekends and holidays.  All guests who park in this lot will receive a coupon sheet full of savings available at Keansburg Amusement Park.

Metered parking is limited and available on the street and in the lot next to the Go-Kart tracks.  The Borough of Keansburg owns and operates the meters and strictly enforces any time infractions.  Please note that parking tickets will be given to any expired meters, which are owned and operated by the Borough of Keansburg.

WHAT ARE THE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & HEIGHT AND SAFETY

Runaway Rapids is a family-friendly, participatory waterpark with physically demanding activities.  It is our Guest’s responsibility to know and understand their own physical limitations, capabilities and swim ability before engaging in activity at the waterpark.  If you are “non-athletic” in nature or overweight for your body type, we urge you to use caution when choosing which activities, you choose to participate in at the waterpark.

CAN YOU PARTICIPATE WITH A CAST, OR A BRACE, OR WHILE PREGNANT?

For your safety, riders with casts, braces or splints of any kind, recent surgery, back injuries or who are pregnant are NOT permitted on rides at Runaway Rapids Waterpark.

ARE THERE HEIGHT AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS?

All Guests must obey all height and safety restrictions posted at each attraction.  All height and safety requirements are set by the park, attractions manufacturer, and state New Jersey.  Additionally, all guests who participate must have full body control, ability to climb all stairs to slides without assistance and ability to hold themselves in the position required to ride the attraction.  All height and safety requirements are listed under each attraction on our website.

DO YOU PROVIDE LIFE JACKETS?

Only you know your swimming ability, and that of your children and anyone you are supervising.  We strongly recommend all guests under 48” who are weak swimmers or non-swimmers wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.  We offer FREE of charge life jackets throughout Runaway Rapids Waterpark.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

Bathing suits are required for all water attractions in the water park.  There are two reasons why proper bathing attire is necessary at Runaway Rapids Waterpark:

  1. Safety – bathing suits are lightweight and are made to not absorb a lot of water, making it much easier for a person to swim.  If a person is wearing clothes other than a bathing suit is can hamper the rescue and endanger the life of the individual or lifeguard.
  2. Hygiene – typically bathing suits are only worn to swim in and not for other activities.  Street clothing or other clothing such as underclothes can introduce bacteria into the water.  Street clothing can also introduce much more detergent and dirt as well as dyes into the water which can also make it unsafe for people to swim in.

Appropriate swimwear means suits designed specifically for swimming, made of synthetic materials such as polyester, nylon, and Lycra or spandex.  Below is a list of clothing that is NOT considered “Appropriate Swimwear”:

  • Workout Shorts
  • T-Shirts
  • Pants of all kinds including sweatpants and jeans (including cut off shorts)
  • Cover Ups
  • Sports Bras
  • All other clothing that is not specifically made for swimming

Swimsuits with rivets, buckles, zippers or exposed metal are not allowed.

Hair Clips and Sunglasses are not recommended and should be worn at your own risk.

WHAT IS THE DIAPER POLICY?

For the safety of all of our guests, diapers are not permitted in any pool.  All babies and toddlers who wear diapers MUST wear disposable swim diapers or waterproof diaper covers to go in the water.  Changing diapers is not permitted in the pool or deck areas – changing stations are located in our changing rooms.  Approved swim diapers are available for purchase at The Tiki Hut located in the waterpark.

ARE THERE, LIFEGUARDS?

Yes! We do have lifeguards stationed throughout the park.  Our lifeguards are Ellis-trained and are stationed throughout the park for your safety. The main job of our lifeguards is to ensure our guests properly ride attractions in the safest manner possible.

WHERE CAN I STORE MY PERSONAL ARTICLES?

For your safety and your personal items security, lockers are available to rent at The Tiki Hut.  Lockers are $6 daily plus a $5 deposit for a total of $11.  When you return your locker key, we will return your $5 deposit.  Please use lockers to protect your personal articles as Runaway Rapids and its’ employees are not responsible for the loss of your valuables.  The following items are prohibited:

  • Alcohol
  • Glass bottles or containers
  • Pets
  • Coolers and outside food

We reserve the right to inspect all guests and their items upon entering and exiting the park at any time.  All bags are subject to search.

CAN YOU BRING IN OUTSIDE FOOD?

Outside food is not permitted at Runaway Rapids.  For your convenience, we offer several food choices in the park.

CAN YOU GRILL AT THE PARK?

Grilling is strictly prohibited.

OPERATIONS & ATTRACTIONS

At times, for the safety of our guests, slides, and attractions will be closed for maintenance or repairs.  Refunds will not be given when attractions are closed for maintenance or repairs.

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

Runaway Rapids is a family waterpark.  As such our Guests are expected to obey all height and safety restrictions and signage and act as such.  Failure to follow both written and verbal rules can result in injury to yourself or others and will result in immediate ejection from the waterpark without refund.

CAN YOU SMOKE IN THE PARK?

Smoking in Runaway Rapids is prohibited.

WEATHER POLICY

In the event of inclement weather, Runaway Rapids will remain open unless there is severe weather in the area (lightning, high winds, etc.)  For the safety of our guests, when there are unsafe conditions, we will close temporarily and will reopen shortly after, at that time we do extend your time to ensure a full visit.  Should the park need to close early due to severe weather, we will issue a pass to come back.  This pass must be obtained before leaving the park, we cannot issue a weather related pass after you have left the park or the following day.

WHERE IS CONVENIENT PARKING?

It is more convenient for our Guests to park in the lot behind the amusement park.  The cost to park ALL DAY LONG is $5 Monday through Friday and $7 on weekends and holidays.  Waterpark Guests can easily cut through the amusement park to enter the waterpark.

Metered parking is limited and available on the street and in the lot next to the Go-Kart tracks.  The Borough of Keansburg owns and operates the meters and strictly enforces any time infractions.  Please note that parking tickets will be given to any expired meters, which are owned and operated by the Borough of Keansburg.

WHAT IS MY FIRST TO BOOKING A GROUP OUTING?

Go to the Group Packages page, send us an email, or call the office at 732-495-1400 ext. 13 to make your reservation.

HOW MANY CAMPERS DO I NEED FOR GROUP RATES?

All groups must have 25 or more in order to take advantage of our group rates

WHAT IF I DON’T COME WITH THE EXPECTED AMOUNT OF CAMPERS, DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR THEM?

As long as you have 25 or more you will pay for the actual amount of campers you have. If you are under 25 you must pay for the minimum of 25. If your numbers increase by 10 or more please call the group sales office and let us know at 732-495-1400 ext. 13.

WHAT WILL I NEED TO GET BOOKED?

You will need your deposit and a contract to reserve your date.

WHERE DO WE GO WHEN WE ARRIVE?

If you are doing the Waterpark pull buses up at the end of our sidewalk in front of the waterpark. Campers will unload and line up on the sidewalk. Send two people up front of the waterpark to check in. Buses will proceed to the parking lot. If you are doing the Amusement park only, or first, park in the municipal parking lot and enter the park through the Amusement Park entrance with the campers. Send two people to check in at the front of the waterpark.

CAN I PAY WITH A PERSONAL CHECK?

No, we do not accept personal checks the day of your trip. We will accept, Cash, Credit card, or Business Checks.

CAN A CAMPER WITH A CAST GO ON ALL RIDES?

No camper can go on any rides in either park with a cast or any kind of brace due to insurance requirements.

DOES THE WATERPARK PROVIDE LIFEJACKETS?

Yes, you may use any of the available life Jackets we supply at the waterpark.

ARE THERE HEIGHT AND/OR WEIGHT RESTRICTION ON RIDES & ATTRACTIONS?

Yes, you may view our website for height and weight restrictions on all of our rides & attractions.

ARE THERE ANY RIDES AT THE WATER PARK WE CANNOT USE?

Yes, in order to protect our customers bringing campers we do not allow groups to enter the 10ft pool. A waiver may be signed by each company who would like to take full responsibility for their swimming abilities; however they must wear a life jacket in the 10ft pool regardless of age.

WHAT IF WE RUN LATE FOR OUR SCHEDULED TIME?

If you are going to be late please call the waterpark and ask for group sales at 732-495-5240. It depends on our busy day if we can allow more time for your group. By all means if we can accommodate you, we will but there are times when you will lose time due to lateness.

DO YOU HAVE A FIRST AID STATION AT EACH PARK?

Yes, we do.

DO YOU HAVE GROUP RATE FOOD PACKAGES?

Yes, we do provide food packages at both parks. Call group sales at 732-495-1400 ext. 13 for details.

IS THERE A RECREATION AREA FOR LUNCH?

Yes, we have several areas with picnic tables and a recreation area which we try to accommodate everyone throughout the day. We cannot guarantee specific lunch time’s as some days will be busier than others. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

CAN WE BRING OUR OWN LUNCH AND COOLERS?

No coolers or food are allowed in Runaway Rapids. However, you may bring your coolers and lunches to the Amusement park side during your lunch time. There is no grill cooking allowed in our park. You must remove all your belongings after lunch as other groups will also utilize the area.

CAN OUR CHILDREN BRING THEIR BACKPACKS?

  • Keansburg Amusement Park: Backpacks should be left on the bus during ride time as we cannot leave them on the ground due to safety issues. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items while children are riding the rides.
  • Runaway Rapids: Yes, we will provide a bin for your group to put their backpacks in. They must not leave any belongings on the ground as this is a safety matter.

ARE THEIR LOCKERS AT THE WATERPARK?

Yes, for a fee you may rent a locker.

ARE THERE CHANGING ROOMS?

Yes, we do have changing rooms at the Waterpark.

DO ADULTS HAVE TO PAY TO RIDE THE RIDES WITH THE CHILDREN?

Yes, everyone riding the rides must pay.

WHERE DOES EACH PARTY MEET WHEN THEY ARRIVE?

  • PACKAGE 1: Ultimate Birthday – Front gate at water park
  • PACKAGE 2: Party Splashtacular – Front gate at water park
  • PACKAGE 3: Funbelievable Party – Carousel Building
  • PACKAGE 4: Unlimited Funbelievable Party – Carousel Building
  • PACKAGE 5: The Grand Prix – Carousel Building
  • PACKAGE 6: The Short Track – Carousel Building

(Carousel Building is next to the Game Room Arcade)

 DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

Yes, credit cards are accepted for both deposits and final payment.

DO I NEED TO PREARRANGE MY PARTY?

Yes, a minimum of 7 days advance registration is required with a 50% deposit. Please call (732) 495-1400 ext 12 or book online. We are not booking any Birthday parties after October 13th. Parties are not confirmed until you receive a phone call confirmation from our birthday party staff. Birthday Parties at Runaway Rapids cannot be booked after September 13th. Birthday Parties at Keansburg Amusement Park and The Fast Track Go-Karts cannot be booked after September 27th.

WILL SOMEONE FROM THE PARK COORDINATE THE PARTY?

Yes. Party chaperones are provided for all parties to help coordinate the guests’ arrival, determine party location and celebration. The chaperone does not stay with the guests during play time at the water park but does serve food along with ice cream and cake (if provided). However, at the amusement park, the chaperone will escort guests around to the rides for approximately one hour and then leave party under guest-provided supervision, in order to be able to set up food, drinks and party celebration.

WHRE CAN THE GUESTS OF THE PARTY PARK?

Parking is most convenient in the parking lot behind the amusement park by the batting cages. Parking is $5.00 per day during weekdays and $7 per day on weekends and holidays.

IS THE BIRTHDAY CHILD FREE?

The birthday child is NOT FREE and is included in the 10 guests for each party package. So this means that the birthday child plus nine guests are included in the birthday party package price.

IS BIRTHDAY CAKE PROVIDED?

No, but we provide each child with ice cream. If you decide to bring your own cake, it will be served by your party chaperone at no extra charge.

As an alternate option, you can order your cake online from Cups and Cakes bakery, and they will deliver your cake directly to the Park. To order, please check out their website here: http://cupsandcakesrumson.com/celebrations/

*Keansburg Amusement Park is not affiliated with Cups and Cakes bakery. We are not responsible for any lost or damaged items or issues with your order.

ARE PAPER PRODUCTS SUPPLIED?

Yes, we provide birthday plates, cups, napkins, and utensils that are generic/no theme. We also supply candles.

CAN YOU BRING OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INTO THE WATERPARK?

No, you are only permitted to bring in cake or cupcakes.

IS THERE A HEIGHT REQUIREMENT FOR THE KIDDIE GO-KARTS?

Yes, the minimum height requirement is 32″ and maximum height requirement is 42″.

WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR ADULT GUEST SUPERVISORS AT THE PARTY?

At the waterpark, dry spectators/guest supervisors are allowed in FREE to help monitor fun but NO WATER ENTRY IS PERMITTED. The first 2 participating guest supervisors who plan on going in the water are FREE, all others are charged a special rate of only $10.00. At the amusement park, there is not an entrance fee so all guest supervisors are free. For both parks, this does not include the price of the food.

IS THERE A SPECIAL MEAT RATE FOR ADULT GUEST SUPERVISORS AT THE PARTY?

Yes, in the waterpark guest supervisors can get a hamburger or hot dog with french fries and a beverage for only $5.00. Additional pizza is not available at the waterpark on Saturday & Sundays.  At the amusement park, the price for each extra pizza is $13.00 and each extra pitcher of soda is $5.00. Food for the guest supervisors can be ordered through your party chaperone at the beginning of the party.

CAN A RAIN DATE BE SCHEDULED AND WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

Yes. Rain dates are strongly encouraged when booking. The date and time cannot be guaranteed because of other reservations. Please be assured that if this should happen, you will always be accommodated to the closest time and date possible. For packages 1, 2 and 3, in the event of inclement weather during the party, the discount will be determined based upon the time spent at parks. For package 4, In the event of inclement weather during the party, the discount will be determined only if time spent is less than 3 hours on the rides.

Cancellations must be made at least one (1) week in advance of scheduled party to be eligible for a deposit refund.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER DURING THE PARTY?

Closing either park will be up to the discretion of management to ensure the safety of all guests. If the park should close during the party, please refer to rain date facts directly above.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE ARRIVE LATE?

In consideration of other scheduled parties, a late fee of $10 per ½ hour will be charged. We will do our best to still provide the amount of time scheduled but cannot guarantee this because of possible conflicts with other reservations and park closing time. Please allow time for travel, parking, and seasonal traffic.

IS GRATUITY FOR THE PARTY ATTENDANT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?

No, a gratuity is not included in the price but is greatly appreciated.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Please check our operating calendar before booking your party. Parties cannot be booked on days we are not open.

Party Guests are expected to follow all height and safety requirements on all rides at Keansburg Amusement Park and all slides at Runaway Rapids.

Party Guests with casts/braces or bandages of any kind, recent surgery, back injuries or are pregnant are not permitted on any of the rides at Keansburg Amusement Park.

WHERE CAN MY PARTY GUESTS PARK?

It is more convenient for Your Guests to park in the lot behind the amusement park.  The cost to park ALL DAY LONG is $5 Monday through Friday and $7 on weekends and holidays.  All guests who park in this lot will receive a coupon sheet full of savings available at Keansburg Amusement Park.  Waterpark birthday guests can conveniently cut through the amusement park to get to the waterpark.

Metered parking is limited and available on the street and in the lot next to the Go-Kart tracks.  The Borough of Keansburg owns and operates the meters and strictly enforces any time infractions.  Please note that parking tickets will be given to any expired meters, which are owned and operated by the Borough of Keansburg.

WHERE CAN MY PARTY GUESTS PARK?

It is more convenient for Your Guests to park in the lot behind the amusement park.  The cost to park ALL DAY LONG is $5 Monday through Friday and $7 on weekends and holidays.  All guests who park in this lot will receive a coupon sheet full of savings available at Keansburg Amusement Park.  Waterpark birthday guests can conveniently cut through the amusement park to get to the waterpark.

Metered parking is limited and available on the street and in the lot next to the Go-Kart tracks.  The Borough of Keansburg owns and operates the meters and strictly enforces any time infractions.  Please note that parking tickets will be given to any expired meters, which are owned and operated by the Borough of Keansburg.