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Ocean City prides itself on having something to enhance everyone’s recreation and leisure time. Throughout the island there are well equipped parks and playgrounds, maintained for safety and fun on a year round basis. There are baseball, softball, football, soccer, field hockey and multi-purpose fields. Numerous basketball, tennis, street hockey, shuffleboard and volleyball courts complete the array of active recreation sites, many of them lighted for added hours of enjoyment. The City’s twelve hole par three golf course provides hours of enjoyment in a scenic meadow setting. Children can choose from a variety of fun and educational programs throughout the year. Adults can take part in the full array of programs at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, as well compete in such activities as softball and volleyball. Find out more here and get involved in all that Ocean City has to offer. You’ll be glad you did!  Register Now at Community Pass.

Skateboard Park

What are the hours of operation and rules for the Skateboard Park?

Information regarding the skateboard park and the rules are as follows:

  1. Winter Hours: Open Monday - Friday,  12 noon - Dusk Weekends, 9:00 AM to Dusk (weather permitting.)
  2. Skateboard Park will be closed during inclement weather and/or when equipment is damaged or wet or for routine maintenance.
  3. The following protective equipment is required to be used while skateboarding: helmet, elbow pads, knee pads.
  4. Use of personally owned ramps, boxes, rails or other similar items is prohibited.
  5. Parental supervision for inexperienced skateboarders and those less than 12 years of age is strongly recommended.
  6. Skateboard Park is for skateboards only. Bikes, scooters, and roller blades are prohibited.
  7. No amplified sound is permitted except by permit.
  8. No food or glass containers are permitted in the skateboard park.
  9. Skateboarding is prohibited on the adjacent parking lots, sidewalks and streets.
  10. Proper behavior is required at all times. Abusive, profane language or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated.
  11. Use of alcohol and tobacco products is prohibited.
  12. Rules violations will result in suspension of skateboarding privileges.
  13. Unsafe conditions should be reported to the City of Ocean City, Department of Community Services at: 609-399-6111.
Skateboarding Private Lessons

60 min - Private Skateboarding Lesson by qualified instructor - Register Now

$45 - 60 mins
(Required Equipment: Helmet, knee & elbow pads (may borrow these from the skatepark.) Must provide your own skateboard) 
After registering for your lesson please contact: Wendy Moyle for scheduling. or (609) 525-9301

Willie Fannon - Has been actively Skateboarding since the age of 9. 31 yrs of experience. Has a background in Street Skating with a new found love of Skating Skateparks. Has Skated all over the country and has been teaching people how to skate for over 10 years. In addition to being a Skateboarding Instructor, Willie also teaches people how to Surf and Paddleboard. Willie hopes to see you at the Ocean City Skatepark!!!

Joe PayneBegan skateboarding at 10 years old in 1985 when he moved to Ocean City. He’s the founder of a local skate team called Havoc. He has helped his teammates with skating and they have gone on to win and place in contests locally and in other states. “I consider skateboarding to being compared to a martial art. It takes focus, balance, and discipline to perfect each new trick a skater learns. I try to teach new skaters how to learn new tricks and then apply that process to every trick, so the skater can begin to learn on their own after a short time.” 


Summer Programs

2018 Programs, Activities and Camps

Click here for a full list of 2018 summer programs

Coming Soon 2018 Ocean City Recreation Summer Activities!

Registration begins May 1st!

Click here to directly link to the communitypass registration site. Check your user name and password or creat an account.

Summer will be here soon. Be ready to BE ACTIVE and have some fun!

Spring Programs

Spring Men's Basketball League OC Skate Club

Ocean City Skate Club is open to all Ocean City High School age students. It is a new club that will focus on meeting at the skate park and learning new skills and meeting new kids who share their interest in skating. Informal meet ups take place at the park after school. There are plans to visit other skate parks also. Plan for first meeting on April 20th at 3pm. The Skate Park is located between 5th-6th Streets on Asbury Ave.

Contact for any questions.

Indoor Field Hockey Clinic
Ocean City Recreation Indoor Field Hockey Clinic
We want you to fall in love with field hockey! At the 6th St. Sports Civic Center.
Develop Confidence in your Game
Master Fundamental Skills
Experience Game Competition
Establish Lasting Friendships
Sticks will be available. Shin Guards & Mouth Guard Required
3rd- 5th Grades: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
6th - 8th Grades: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Clinic Dates: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/13, 4/20, 4/21
For Ocean City Students and sending districts
Registration: 2/1 – 3/23
Fee: $25

Register online at
or in person at the Sports & Civic Center or Aquatic & Fitness Center
For more information call 609-525-9304
Indoor Soccer

Ocean City Recreation Indoor Soccer

PRE K, K - through 7th Grades

Pre K, K - League Schedule - TBA

Starting week of March 17th
Game Days: Saturdays - March 17th, 24, April 14, 4/21, 4/28 (9am or 10am)
Register through Nor'Easter's -

1st - 2nd GradesLeague Schedule - Click Here

Starting week of March 12th (Practice - will be notified by coach)
Game Days: Mon. &/or Wed. - Starting March 20th (5pm or 6pm)

Registration OC REC Community Pass - Register Now

3rd  - 4th GradesLeague Schedule - Click Here

Starting week of March 13th (Practice - will be notified by coach)
Game Days:  Tues. &/or Thurs. - Starting March 21st (5pm or 6pm)

Cost: $25 per player Each Additional Child $15

Registration OC REC Community Pass - Register Now

5th - 7th Grades - League Schedule - Click Here

Starting week of March 12th (Practice - will be notifiied by coach)
Game Days: Mon. - Thurs.
March 19th (6pm or 7pm)
Cost: $25 per player Each Additional Child $15

Registration OC REC Community Pass - Register Now

Register NowFeb 13th - March 4th

 Register online Register Now or in person at the Sports & Civic Center, 840 E 6th St. located at 6th & Boardwalk or Aquatic & Fitness Center 1735 Simpson Ave.

Games held at the Sports & Civic Center, 840 E 6th St. 
Shin Guards Required
Parent Volunteer Coaches wanted for all ages.

Register Now - 1st - 7th Grade
For more details, click here for Indoor Soccer Flyer

OCYAA Little League Baseball

T-Ball                        Ages: 5 (by 9/30/17) & 6 years old
                                 (Starts May 10 at 10AM, 35th Street Fields)

Minor League         Ages: 7, 8, 9 & 10 years old
Major League         Ages: 10, 11 & 12 years old
Age cut off date: Major league cannot be 13yrs old before 8/31/18

Open To: Ocean City Residents and Children that attend the Ocean City School District

(If you live in Ocean City or Sea Isle City you must register through OCYAA)
(deadline March 1)

For More Information Call:  Greg Donahue at (609)576-3572 (OCYAA programs/age requirements)
Ken Wisnefski - (609) 802-3415

Ages: 5 - 10 Yrs - Instructional League
Ages: 9 - 16 Yrs - Travel League
Register at Upper Township Middle School Cafeteria
February 10 & 17,  10:00AM - 1:00PM
Online Registration:


Click here for Little League Flyer & info on Upper Township Girl


Click here for Spring Pickleball Information

Come play pickelball! Has moved inside to the sports & civic center (Fall/Winter/Spring Location)

Pickleball is a fun game that is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Mornings
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Advanced & Intermediiate
9:30 AM - 11:00 noon Intermediate & Beginner

Extra paddles will be provided if needed.

New York City Bus Trip

May 19th, 2018 Bus Trip.  Spend the day in New York City. Bus leaves the Ocean City Transportation Center, 10th & Haven Ave at 7:30 AM. Departs New York City 6:00pm. For more information call 609.525.9317 or email
Click Here for more information

Registration begins Feb 1, 2018

Register Now

Civic Center

Civic Center Schedule


See Open Play


Open Play







Schedule Subject to Change


  • Need to be an Ocean City Resident or Ocean City School Student

  • Need to be able to show proper ID

  • No hanging on basketball rims and/or basketball nets

  • No dunking of basketballs

  • No chewing of gum

  • Must clean up bottles and trash when leaving the building

  • In order to get a basketball you must be able to leave something of value as collateral

  • No foul language

  • Shirts are required

Coaches Corner

Volunteer Coaches Application

Printable Form - Click Here

The completed travel coaches applications may go to:

Michael Allegretto, c/o City Hall, 861 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226,

Wendy Moyle, c/o Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226,


The applications must be in by October 20, 4:30pm.

Coaches Information & Links






Coaches Application - Click Here for Printable Form

Free Online Concussion Training - Click Here for Link

New Coach Online Certification - Click Here for Link

Fingerprinting Application - Click Here for Printable Form

Fingerprinting Appointment - Click Here for Link
(Must fill out Fringerprinting Application first)


Great Coaching/Parent Tips

Your kid’s success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are… But having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and who tries their best is a direct reflection of your parenting.

The best 6 words a parent can say after a game - "I love to watch you play"

Recreation Events

Runs, Walks & Swims

January 1, 2018 - 5k Boardwalk Run
For more information call 609-525-9300 or click here

Printable Info & Entry Form

March 26, 2017 - Ocean City Red Raider Dugout Dash 5K Run/Walk
Click Here for more information

May 19, 2018 - American Heart Walk
Click here for more information

May 20, 2017 - Miles for Melanoma
Click here for more information

May 20, 2018 - OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon
Click here for more information

May 20, 2018 - Walk to End Lupus Now
Click here for more information

May 26, 2018 - 31 Heroes Memorial Day Beach Challenge
Click Here for More Information

June 9, 2018 - Ocean City Police Chase 5k Race
Click here for More info and printable application

Funs Runs - Beginning June , 2018
Tuesdays 6pm short distance and kids runs - Thursday 6pm long distances
For more information Click Here

June 30 2018 - OC CON Super Hero Run & Dash
Click Here for more information

July 14, 2018 - 39th Annual Master's Swim
Click here for more information

August 7, 2018 - Pamper Scamper
For more information Click Here

August 19, 2018 - Guts & Glory 5K Run/Walk
Click Here for more information

September 3, 2018 - OCNJ Labor Day Race 
Click here for more information

September , 2018 - OC Runway Run 12:30PM OC Airport

September 30, 2018 - OCNJ Half Marathon & 5K and new non-competitive 10 Mile Walk
Click here for more information

November 3, 2018 - Trail of Two Cities
For more information click here

November 22, 2018 - Fast and the Furriest Turkey Trot
For Ocean City Humane Society click here
Pre-register & packet pick up at the OC Community Center Wed. 23rd 4:00PM - 7:00PM

Printable application pg 1 & 2



Special Activities

2017 - 2018 Friday with Friends
Ages: 8th grade - 12th grade OC & Upper Township 8th Grade, Ocean City High School, 

OCT 13th (OC Community Center), NOV 3rd (Intermediate School), Dec 8th (OC Community Center), Dec 15th (OC Community Center), Jan 12th (OC Community Center), Jan 19th (OC Community Center), Feb 9th (OC Community Center), Feb 16th (OC Community Center), March  2nd (OC Civic Center), March 9th (OC Community Center) - 7PM - 10PM


All Events Calendar