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John C. Bartlett Jr.
Ocean County Freeholder

Michael Mangum
Director

Kenneth F. Pullen
General Supervisor

Mary J. Bavais Mehorter
Superintendent of Recreation


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Dog Parks


An Off-Leash Dog Park is a contained area where dog owners can allow their pets to run free and exercise off-leash. The increase in Ocean County's population has reduced the number of places where dog owners can let their dogs run free. As a result, many owners use park facilities as a place to exercise their dogs. Conflicts often arise with other park users when the mandatory leash law is ignored. Off-leash Dog Parks provide a safe place for dogs while alleviating conflicts in other parks.

The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation has two Off-Leash Dog Areas:

Robert J. Miller County Air Park in Berkeley Township
 Click here for directions and more information.

Ocean County Park in Lakewood
 Click here for directions and more information.

Both Off-leash Dog Parks open at 8:00 a.m. Closing times vary by season. The Off-leash Dog Parks close one-half hour BEFORE the closing time of the park they are located in. Beginning in January 2014, both parks will be staffed by an attendant three (3) hours after opening and three (3) hours before closing.

Registration Requirements:

  • Current township dog license

  • Proof of up-to-date vaccinations

  • Payment of required fee

  • Proof that all male dogs are neutered

Beginning in January 2014, the annual fee has been reduced to $5.00 per dog. This fee must be paid by exact cash or check made out to "County of Ocean" at the time of registration. You may register your dog(s) at the following locations:

O.C. Parks Administration Bldg.
1198 Bandon Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
732-506-9090
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jakes Branch County Park
1100 Double Trouble Road
Beachwood, NJ 08722
732-281-2750
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Ocean County Connection
Ocean County Mall
Toms River, NJ 08753
732-288-7777
7 days a week


 Click here for Rules & Regulations for the Dog Parks

 Click here for a printable brochure of Ocean County Off-Leash Dog Facilities (PDF)