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John C. Bartlett Jr.
Ocean County Freeholder

Michael Mangum

Kenneth F. Pullen
General Supervisor

Mary J. Bavais
Superintendent of Recreation


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Spring Newsletter

Our Spring 2017 Newsletter is now available! Check it out

Kids' Stuff Flea Market

Buy or sell kids stuff! Clean out your closets. Items must be child related. A reserved spot if only $15.
Rain or Shine. Bring your own table.
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The trails at Wells Mills County Park will be closed for the day on Friday, 2/17/17 for prescribed burning.

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 -

Doggy Yappy Hour 2017

Costume and Dog Trick contests. The night will feature displays, vendors, demos and give-a-ways. Bring your dog on a leash. SAVE THE DATE: Friday, June 9 2017.
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Decoy and Gunning winners

2016 Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show Winners -
 2016 winners sheet.pdf

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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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.