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

Volunteer Naturalist Training seminar

Cattus Island County Park will be holding a Volunteer Naturalist Training seminar from 4/21/14 to 4/24/14. The seminar is free and attendees are encouraged, though not required to attend all 4 sessions. The training is open to any adult interested in learning more about the greater Barnegat Bay estuary. Those who wish to become volunteers at the completion of the seminar will be issued a Volunteer Naturalist shirt and, after assisting in seven group programs, will be issued a docent training certificate. Please call 732-270-6960 for more information.

Snowman Contest Winners

Toms River-The Ocean County Parks and Recreation held a Snowman Photo Contest. Freeholder John C. Bartlett Jr., Chairman of the Department, announced the winners.

 Snow Man Contest Results

32nd Annual Decoy Show

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

 Click here for more information


Volunteers needed to help clean upthe Forked River Mountain Area.

DATE: Sunday April 27, 2014
MEET AT: Wells Mills County Park, Waretown
TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 Click here for more information

2014 Fishing Contest

39th Annual Fishing Contest

Saturday May 3, 2014
Rain or Shine!
Contest open 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Prizes awarded 2:30-3:00 pm

$2.00 for children under 16
$4.00 for adults 16 & over

REGISTER AT: Lake Shenandoah County Park Boat House
Route 88, Lakewood, NJ

 Click here for the Poster

 Click here for the Contest Rules

Senior Golf Tournament

 Senior Golf Tournament

Spring 2014 Newsletter

The Parks Departments Spring 2014 Newsletter is now availble  Click here

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 sixteen parks, four conservation areas, and two golf courses. Four more outstanding facilities in Barnegat, Beachwood, and Brick are presently on the drawing boards.

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.