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Parks & Recreation Department

John C. Bartlett Jr.
Ocean County Freeholder

Michael Mangum

Kenneth F. Pullen
General Supervisor

Mary J. Bavais
Superintendent of Recreation


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2017-2018 Winter Program Guide

Check out our new Winter Program Guide/Newsletter. Registration begins Nov 17  2017-2018 Winter Program Guide

2017 Fall Program Guide

There are still Fall programs going on. Check the Fall Program Guide/Newsletter  2017 Fall Program Guide

Congratulations to Wells Mills County Park

Wells Mills County Park's "White Trail" named one of the ten best hikes in New Jersey by: American Towns Media -

Complete Guide to Ocean County Parks Department

 Complete Guide to Ocean County Parks Department

Berkeley Island County Park

In response to recent storm damage, Berkeley Island County Park will remain closed until furhter notice.
 Click HERE to learn more.

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.

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Passport to Parks Fun and Learning

Take your kids to any of the 5 staffed parks (Cattus Island County Park, Jakes Branch County Park, Cloverdale Farm County Park, Wells Mills County Park, Ocean County Park) to pick up (or print) their Passport to fun and adventure. Inside is a list of free activities and challenges that they can do on their own schedule through Sept 3, 2016.

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.