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John C. Bartlett Jr.
Ocean County Freeholder

Michael Mangum
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Kenneth F. Pullen
General Supervisor

Mary J. Bavais Mehorter
Superintendent of Recreation


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 Parks & Recreation News

Ocean County Park Beach closed for the season

Due to a lifeguard shortage, the beach at Ocean County Park is closed for the season starting 8/28.

The Cattus Island Nature Festival will take place on October 5th. The festival offers a taste of all of the programs Cattus Island Park runs throughout the year. Environmental organizations from all around the state will be available to provide information regarding a wide range of topics including Boat Tours, Van Tours, Nature Walks, Crafts, and Games. Call 732-270-6960 for more information.
  Cattus Island Nature Festival.pdf

Berkeley Island County Park

The crabbing and fishing pier will remain open through Columbus Day. The park will be closed starting October 14, 2014 for reconstruction, The picnic area, pavilion, playground and swimming beach remain closed

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

Disk Golf Course expands to 18-holes!

The Ocean County Disc Golf Course was opened in 2013 as a cooperative project between Ocean County Disc Golf and the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation. The course utilizes the open fields and forests of beautiful Ocean County Park. Beginning in August 2014, The course has been expanded to 18-holes. Please Check back shortly for the updated map.

Fall Newsletter

The Fall 2014 Newsletter is now available online : Click here

2014 Carousel of Music

 Click here for dates and times.

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.

Free
Rain or Shine

 Click here for dates

LIFEGUARDS WANTED

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.