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John C. Bartlett Jr.
Ocean County Freeholder

Michael Mangum

Kenneth F. Pullen
General Supervisor

Mary J. Bavais Mehorter
Superintendent of Recreation


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Parks & Recreation Updates

Ocean County Park Swimming Beach

The swimming beach at Ocean County Park in Lakewood is now open. please click   here for more information.

2014 Carousel of Music

 Click here for dates and times.

Beach Ball A-Palooza

Beach Ball A-Palooza
Friday, August 1
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Ocean County Park
Music by Jimmy & the Parrots

 Beach Ball A-Palooza (PDF)

Summer Newsletter

The Summer 2014 Newsletter is now available online : Click here

Berkeley Island County Park Pier Reopens!

The crabbing and fishing pier is now open for the summer season. The picnic area, pavilion, playground and swimming beach will remain closed

 Click here to visit the park's website for more information.

Barnegat Light Campfire

Bring a chair, roasting stick, and some marshmallows! Join us for a relaxing evening of entertainment by the campfire. Sit back and enjoy the entertainment at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on the beach under the beacon of "Old Barney":

Sat. October 25, 2014, 7pm - 9pm
Featuring: Storyteller Robin Moore

Rain Location: Barnegat Lighthouse Visitors Center
 Barnegat Light Campfire - October 2014

Lakeside Children's Theater

Beach Complex
Ocean County Park, Lakewood
Thursdays, 1:00 PM.

Rain or Shine

 Click here for dates


For lake beach. Applicants must be fully certified. For more information and application please call 732-5060-9090 ext. 5950.

32nd Annual Decoy Show

Saturday & Sunday, September 27th and 28th
Tip Seaman County Park
Tuckerton, NJ

 Click here for more information

Volunteers Wanted

Volunteers are needed to staff our newest addition - Mantoloking Bridge County Park in Brick. Volunteers will answer questions, distribute information and run outdoor education programs. If you are interested please call Christopher Claus at 732-270-6960. Training will be provided.

 Click here to see more volunteers needed.

The Department of Parks & Recreation now safeguards more than four thousand acres of land which is dedicated to the enjoyment of our citizens and the conservation of open space.

This impressive acreage includes 20 parks, four conservation areas, and two golf courses.

Ocean County Parks Photo Gallery  camera icon Click here

Ocean County Parks and Recreation Newsletter

All residents of Ocean County, NJ can receive a free issue of our Parks and Recreation Newsletter. This quarterly publication lists all our adult and kids' programs, classes, sports events, trips, festivals and more! E-mail us your name, mailing address and telephone number, or telephone us at 1-877-OCPARKS, ext. 5954 and we'll send you the current issue.

If you live outside of Ocean County, NJ and would like to receive the current issue of the Newsletter, simply send us a self-addressed 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 legal size manila envelope stamped with 83 cents postage to O.C. Parks & Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, N.J. 08753. In addition, many of our programs are now listed if you need to check availability of an event.