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Latest Updates

Trails Closed 3/19/18 at Jakes Branch County Park
Due to prescribed burning trails will be closed today 3/19/18 at Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood .Trails will be re-open tomorrow 3/20/18.
Spring 2018 Program Guide
Here's an online version of our Winter Program Guide
Berkeley Island County Park
Berkeley Island County Park is under reconstruction and presently closed. Stay tuned for updates

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Ocean County Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of outdoor activities in 27 parks and conservation areas. With over 4000 acres of preserved and well maintained land you can enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, ball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds and so much more. With parks from Point Pleasant to Tuckerton you’re sure to find an adventure near you.

Golf at Ocean County Parks & Recreation


We offer two fun and challenging golf courses; the Ocean Golf Course at Forge Pond in Brick and the Ocean County Golf Course at Atlantis in Little Egg. Atlantis has been named one of the top 50 golf courses in New Jersey under $50 to play, while Forge Pond has been named one of the "Best golf courses in Monmouth/Ocean County" by the APP for several years running.

Natural Lands Trust preserves land in its natural state for enjoyment by the public and to protect natural diversity.

Natural Lands Trust Fund

The Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Program was established in 1997 as a way to preserve the natural beauty of Ocean County, and protect our watershed. By preserving open space we have established over 17,000 acres of land for public use. The public enjoy many activities from kayaking along the bay, to hiking miles of trail, or hunting on over 13,000 acres.

Check out our latest Newsletter for the events, updates and happenings in Ocean County.

Program Guide

In our online guide you’ll find detailed descriptions of all the programs available in the parks system. There are organized hikes, van tours and trips, educational and art classes, wellness programs and so much more. In the guide you’ll find something for everyone; from Pre-K fun to senior exercise classes.

Special Events in Ocean County Parks

Special Events

Throughout the year we offer a wide variety of special events ranging from the Annual Decoy and Gunning Show in Tuckerton to the Beach Ball-A-Palooza in Toms River. Other events include the Pine Barrens Jamboree, The Awesome Autumn Festival and the Recreation Celebration…just to name a few.

Volunteer for the Ocean County Parks System


Our volunteers are the backbone of the park’s system. Work side by side with our expert staff and give back to your park’s community. Students can earn their community service credits by volunteering in the parks and find out about our Junior Naturalists program to begin a life-long love of the great outdoors.

Cultural & Heritage Commission of Ocean County

Cultural & Heritage

Formed in 1969, the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission is the primary leader and catalyst in promoting the arts and cultural heritage in Ocean County. The commission runs peer reviewed grant programs distributing nearly $2 million, technical support, nearly 50,000 copies of Out & About and historic preservation leadership.

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Ocean County Freeholder John C. Barlett Jr. serves as Freeholder Liaison to the Ocean County Parks & Recreation Department.
Michael Mangum, Director • Mary J. Bavais Superintendent of Recreation