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Off Leash Dog Parks


COVID-19 UPDATE:
The Ocean County Off-Leash Dog Parks are open as of May 22.
Facemasks are required
Social Distancing of 6' is required
Permits are required (see below)
No chairs permitted.

We thank you for your anticipation in helping to keep our dogs safe and our parks clean.

**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.
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

*Fee is $5.00 per dog -CHECK ONLY. NO CASH

Dog Park Locations:
Lakewood:
659 Ocean Avenue
Lakewood

Berkeley:
901 Route 530
Berkeley Township

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 Facilities provide a safe place for dogs while alleviating conflicts in other parks.

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

Robert J. Miller County Air Park Mule Rd. and Pinewald Keswick Rd. Berkeley Township
 Click here for directions and more information.
Ocean County Park 659 Ocean Ave. Lakewood
 Click here for directions and more information.

Both Off-leash Dog Facilities are CLOSED untill further notice.

Registration Requirements:

  • 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

The annual registration fee is $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:

O.C. Parks Administration Bldg.
1198 Bandon Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
Toll Free:1-877-627-2757 or 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.

Wells Mills County Park
905 CR 532
Waretown, NJ 08758
609-971-3085
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

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


 Click here for Rules & Regulations for the Dog Parks

 Click here for a printable brochure of Ocean County Off-Leash Dog Facilities (PDF)