The fountain at the corner of North Broadway and South Broadway in Long Branch will be closed for a few weeks for repairs.
The fountain is a popular play area for children because of streams of water that shoot up from its surface.
The non-slip surface of the fountain is failing and needs to be replaced.
"It's too dangerous in its present condition to turn on the water," a notice on the city' web site states.
The city said is currently looking into repairing it and that the project should be completed "in the next few weeks."
No work had begun at the site as of Tuesday, July 24.