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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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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 -

Winter Beach Blast

Join us for summer fun... this winter! Cool games, crafts, dancing and more. Saturday, January 14 at the Ocean County Mall.
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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.
Learn More

Winter Newsletter

Our Winter 2016 Newsletter is now available! Check it out

Decoy and Gunning winners

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

Fall Newsletter

Our Fall 2016 Newsletter is now available. Click here to check it out!

Parks Newsletter

Summer 2016 Newsletter is available  here


Atlantis Golf Course phone lines are now working.
Pro Shop 609-296-2444
Maintenance 609-296-4522

The course is now open for play.
Please call the Pro Shop line for daily course updates.

Jake's Branch County Park

Trails are now open.

Complete Guide to Ocean County Parks Department

 Complete Guide to Ocean County Parks Department

2015 Decoy Show Winners

 2015 Winners List

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.

Cloverdale Farm and Lochiel Creek Parks Now Open

Cloverdale Farm and Lochiel Creek County Parks in Barnegat Township are now open!
Cloverdale Farm County Park
Lochiel Creek County Park

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.

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.