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Dog Parks

Off-Leash Dog Park
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.

 Rules & Regulations for the Dog Parks
 Ocean County Off-Leash Dog Facilities brochure(PDF)

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

Robert J. Miller County Air Park in Berkeley Township

901 Route 530
Berkeley Township, NJ 08721

DIRECTIONS Garden State Parkway southbound to exit 77; left onto Double Trouble Road; right at traffic light onto Pinewald Keswick Road (Route 530); park entrance is located approximately 3 miles down on the left.

HOURS 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

FOR INFORMATION ON PARK CLOSING DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER PLEASE CALL 732-341-3243 AND LISTEN FOR MESSAGE.


Ocean County Park in Lakewood

659 Ocean Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701

DIRECTIONS Ocean County Park, Route 88, Lakewood From Garden State Parkway southbound, exit 91 (Route 549/Lanes Mill Road) south to Route 88, then west on Route 88 about 2 miles to park entrance on right. Northbound, exit 90 (Route 549/ Chambers Bridge Rd.) to jug handle for U-turn; north about 1/2 mile to Route 88, then west on Route 88 about 2 miles to park entrance on right.

HOURS 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

FOR INFORMATION ON PARK CLOSING DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER PLEASE CALL 732-506-9090.



Both Off-leash Dog Parks open at 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Requirements:
PLEASE NOTE: With the present COVID-19 situation Dog Parks permits are mail-in only

  • Current township dog license, tags are not acceptable.
  • Proof of up-to-date vaccinations
  • Payment of required fee
  • Proof that all male dogs are neutered

There's an annual fee of $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:

**Please be advised that you will be required to have your registration card for these facilities. Registration can be done through the mail for upcoming renewals.
**The two forms you'll need are available online (see below) and will be available at the two locations.
**You must include a copy of the rabies vaccination and dog license paperwork for your town
Dog Park Permit Form
Dog Park Waiver
**Mail your forms, check only, no cash to:
Ocean County Parks and Recreation
1198 Bandon Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
**Call (732) 506-9090 for more information

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