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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.

Winter Programs

Indoor High School Soccer

Ocean City Recreation Indoor Soccer League will begin Jan 15, 2017 and is only open to players currently in 8 - 12 grades. Shin guards are required.

Click here for League Schedule

Cost: $40
Register: 2016-17 Winter Programs

Register Now

Get ready for some indoor fun!

High School Indoor Field Hockey League
Ocean City High School Indoor Field Hockey League--
Area High School Field Hockey Teams represented by their captains.
Played at the 6th StreetSports and Civic Center
 
 
For more info call 609-525-9304 or email kfenton@ocnj.us
OC Rec Basketball League / Clinics / Volunteer Coaches
OC Rec League
Hey kids! Get lots of playing time, develop skills, challenging competition and fun for all skill levels. Leagues feature competition to challenge every child’s ability in a supportive, family-oriented atmosphere. All games played at the 6th St. Sports and Civic Center.
 
2 Basketball Clinics are offered for grades 1-2, 3-4, prior to the season.
 
1st & 2nd grade (Co-ed) Click Here for Winter League Schedule - Posted!
Clinic Dates: Nov 19th & Dec 10th - 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Registration: 10/1  - 12/1 $30 or pay the day of the clinic
Games played on Saturdays 9AM beginning 12/17
 
 
3rd & 4th grade (Co-ed) Click Here for Winter League Schedule - Posted!
Clinic Dates: Nov 19th - Dec 10th - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Registration: 10/1 – 12/1 $30 or pay the day of clinic
Games played on Saturdays 10AM or 11AM beginning 12/17
 
 
5th & 6th grade (Co-ed) Click Here for Winter League Schedule - Posted!
Games played on Mon & Wed - 5:00PM or 6:00PM beginning Dec 5th
Registration: 10/1 – 12/1 $30
 
 
7th & 8th grade (Co-ed) Click Here for Winter League Schedule
Games played on Wed 6:00PM & Sat 12:00 Noon beginning Dec 10th
Registration: 10/1 – 12/1 $30
 
 

The completed travel coaches applications: ~ Please note that for anyone interested in coaching a Travel Basketball Team, there is an application available on-line that is required to be completed. A selection committee will review and make the determination on who will coach the travel teams. Please go to www.ocnj.us/recreation go to Rec Activities under Coaches for the application.  Or print from above. Deadline to Apply: Oct. 24 

Travel Basketball

TRAVELING BASKETBALL

 


(DUE TO SOUTH SHORE TRAVEL BASKETBALL BYLAWS: CHOICE SCHOOL & SEA ISLE CITY STUDENTS MUST REGISTER WITH AN ORGANIZATION BASED ON THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCY.)

2016 Tryout dates:
7TH  & 8TH GRADE BOYS          NOV. 3 & 17            7:00 – 8:00 PM (INT. SCHOOL)

7TH & 8TH GRADE GIRLS          NOV. 3 & 17            7:00 – 8:00 PM

5TH & 6TH GRADE BOYS           NOV. 3 & 17            6:00 – 7:00 PM (INT. SCHOOL)

5TH & 6TH GRADE GIRLS          NOV. 3 & 19            6:00 – 7:00 PM

3RD & 4TH GRADE BOYS           NOV. 7 & 14              6:30 – 7:30 PM

3RD & 4TH GRADE GIRLS          NOV. 7 & 9              5:30 – 6:30 PM

TRY-OUTS WILL BE HELD AT SPORTS & CIVIC CENTER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

($75 registration fee if you make the team.  This fee also includes Recreation Basketball)

THERE WILL BE BASKETBALL CLINICS FOR ANY 3RD/4TH GRADE GIRLS/BOYS INTERESTED IN PLAYING REC. OR TRAVELING BASKETBALL ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

OCT. 5, 12, 19, & NOV. 2: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

The completed travel coaches applications: ~ Please note that for anyone interested in coaching a Travel Basketball Team, there is an application available on-line that is required to be completed. A selection committee will review and make the determination on who will coach the travel teams. Please go to www.ocnj.us/recreation go to Rec Activities under Coaches for the application.  Deadline to Apply: Oct. 24 

 
Ocean City Travel basketball teams play in the Southshore basketball league.
To view schedules, league info and directions to game venues go to www.leaguelineup.com/southshore.
Pickleball

Click here for Summer 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 - 10:00 AM Advanced & Intermediiate

10:00 AM - 12:00 noon Intermediate & Beginner

Extra paddles will be provided if needed.

Street Hockey

SOMERS POINT LIGHTNING STREET HOCKEY LEAGUE

(REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:  HELMET WITH CAGE, SHIN PADS, HOCKEY GLOVES & STICK)

 

 

 

 

 

AGES: (as of 12/31/16) Penguins:     7 – 9 yrs. old

                                    Beavers:     10 – 12 yrs. old   

                                    Cadets:       13 – 15 yrs. old   

                                    Freshmen:  16 – 18 yrs. old

PLAYER EVALUATIONS:  Oct. 24 or Nov 1

            Penguins – 6pm, Beavers – 7pm & Cadets 7:45pm                         

FEE:                                        $55.00 (Non-resident)

LOCATION:                          Somers Point

REGISTRATION:                 SEPT. 26 – OCT. 14   

Online www.somerspthockey.com (click on winter hockey registration)
In-Person:Sept. 29 & Oct. 5 – Somers Point Little League Building (3rd Street – upstairs near water tower)

Information: http://somerspthockey.com
or you may contact the OC recreation office at 609.525.9304

Women's Volleyball

2016-17 Women's Volleyball - League Schedule Click Here
Played at the 6th St Sports & Civic Center

Women, ages 18 & over
Days: Tuesdays
Sign up a team or be placed on a team!
League play begins Oct. 11
Time: 7:30 PM or 8:30 PM games
Registration now open
Fee: $40
Any questions call the recreation office at 609-525-9304

Register Now 

Winter NYC Bus Trip

December 3rd, 2016 Bus Trip.  Spend the day in New York City. Bus leaves the Ocean City Transportation Center, 10th & Haven Ave at 8:00am. Departs New York City 6:00pm. For more information call 609.525.9317 or email lrumer@ocnj.us

Click Here for More Information

Click Here for NYC Bus Trip Flyer

Registration begins September 1, 2016
Register Now

Thank you!


 

Spring Programs

Spring Men's Basketball League 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
Fridays:
3rd- 5th Grades: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
6th - 8th Grades: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Clinic Dates: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7
For Ocean City Students and sending districts
 
Registration: 2/1 – 3/10
Fee: $25

Register online at https://register.communitypass.net/ocnj
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

K - through 5th Grades

K - 1st Grade - League Schedule

Starting week of March 13th (will be notified by coach)
Game Days: Mon. &/or Wed. - Starting March 20th (5pm or 6pm)

 

2nd - 3rd Grades - League Schedule

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

 

4th - 5th Grades - League Schedule

Starting week of March 13 (will be notifiied by coach)
Game Days: Mon. - Thurs.
 -
Starting
March 20th (6pm or 7pm)

Register Now - after 2/1/17

Registration Feb 1st - March 3rd

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

Cost: $25 per player Each Additional Child $15

Games held at the Sports & Civic Center
Shin Guards Required

Parent Volunteer Coaches wanted for all ages.

For more details, click here for Indoor Soccer Flyer

Register Now

OCYAA Little League Baseball

T-Ball                        Ages: 5 (by 9/30/17) & 6 years old
                                 (Starts May 6 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: 5/1/17.  Major league cannot be 13yrs old before 5/1/16 

Birth Certificate Required

Individual Fee - $35  2 Children  - $60 3 or more - $75
Open To: Ocean City Residents and Children that attend the Ocean City School District

 

Where to Register:

January 28th - Primary School, 10am - 12noon
February 4th - Civic Center, 10am - 12 noon
February 11th - Civic Center, 6pm - 8pm
February 18th - Civc Center, 10am - 12 noon

For More Information Call:  Greg Donahue at (609)576-3572 or gregdonahue@hotmail.com

UPPER TOWNSHIP SOFTBALL
Ages: 5 - 10 Yrs - Instructional League
Ages: 9 - 16 Yrs - Travel League
Register at Upper Township Middle School Cafeteria
January 21, 28 & Feb 4 & 11: 9AM - 11AM

Winter Clinics
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7, 21, 28
Amanda's Field Batting Cages
Fee: Free for the frist two weeks, then $5 each week thereafter

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

Click Here for Little League Registration Form

New York City Bus Trip

May 20th, 2017 Bus Trip.  Spend the day in New York City. Bus leaves the Ocean City Transportation Center, 10th & Haven Ave at 8:00am. Departs New York City 6:00pm. For more information call 609.525.9317 or email lrumer@ocnj.us
Click Here for more information

Registration begins Feb 1, 2017

Register Now

Fall Programs

Turkey Trot Surf Contest

TURKEY TROT SURF CONTEST

POSTPONED to a DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

The event had been scheduled for Dec. 4

but will be postponed due to the surf forecast.

 

Click Here for more information

Register Now

Fall Men's Basketball League Fall Soccer

Fall Soccer Sign ups - Registration Now Open

 

 

 

 

All games and practices are held at the Richard Grimes Field 5th - 6th St.& Bay Ave Fields

Pre-K - Tuesdays, 4:00 or 4:45PM 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 - Saturdays, 8:45AM - 9/6, 9/13, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

Kindergarten - Thursdays, 4:00 or 4:45PM 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/19, 10/27 - Saturdays, 8:45AM - 9/6, 9/13, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

1st & 2nd - Tuesdays, 5:30PM, 6:30PM or 7:30PM 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 - Saturdays, 9:30AM or 10:30AM - 9/6, 9/13, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

3rd & 4th - Wednesdays, 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30PM 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 - Saturdays, 10:30 OR 11:30AM - 9/6, 9/13, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

5TH, 6TH, 7TH & 8TH Grade - Thursdays, 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30PM 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/19, 10/27 - Saturdays, 8:45AM - 9/6, 9/13, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

Cost: $45/player
$25/addional child

For more information: www.rec.oceancitysoccer.com (609) 432-8271 or email Rec@oceancitysoccer.com

Register Now

Volleyball

Volleyball for Grades 4th - 8th. Played at the 6th St Sports & Civic Center
Children are placed on teams for balance
Days: Tuesdays (10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29)
Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Registration: 10/1 - 11/1
Fee: $20
Any questions call the recreation office at 609-525-9304

Register Now

2016-17 Women's Volleyball - Played at the 6th St Sports & Civic Center
League Schedule

Women, ages 18 & over
Days: Tuesdays
Sign up a team or be placed on a team!
League play begins Oct. 11
Time: 7:30 PM or 8:30 PM games
Registration now open
Fee: $40
Any questions call the recreation office at 609-525-9304

Register Now

Little Rec'ers Fall/Winter/Spring
The Ocean City Recreation Little Rec'ers Program begins September 20, 2016.
 
The 3 - 5 year-old group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m.until 11:30 a.m. Classes are held at the 6th Street Sports & Civic Center unless noted. Please provide a drink and a snack for the Tuesday/Thursday group.
 
The program is based on having fun through fitness & games. Children will also have the opportunity to swim once a month.  Swim dates for Fall 2016 October 13th & 18th and November 17th & 22nd. Little Rec'ers will be held at the Ocean City Community Center.
 
Children must be toilet trained and be of age on October 1st. Proof of age is required at registration. The 2-day program COST: 10 PLAY DAYS $80 - 20 PLAY DAYS $150
 
Space is limited, so registration is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call the OC Recreation Department.
Sign up at the 6th St. Civic Center, Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. or online.
 
Little Rec'ers Flyer
 

Summer Programs

2017 Programs, Activities and Camps

Click here for a full list of 2017 summer programs

Check out the 2017 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!

Civic Center

Civic Center Schedule

 

See Open Play

 

Open Play

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Week Hours:

April 14th- 12:00pm-5:00pm
April 15th- 10:00am-5:00pm
April 16th- CLOSED
April 17th, 19th & 21st- 12:00pm-5:00pm
April 18th, 20th & 22nd- 10:00am-5:00pm
April 23rd - 2:15pm - 4:30pm

 

 OPEN PLAY RULES

  • 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, mallegretto@ocnj.us

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

 

The applications must be in by October 30, 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, 2017 - 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

April 1, 2017 - OC CON Super Hero Run & Dash
Click Here for more information

May 20, 2017 - American Heart Walk
Click here for more information

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

May 21, 2017 - OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon
Click here for more information

May 21, 2017 - Walk to End Lupus Now
Click here for more information

May 27, 2017 - 31 Heroes Memorial Day Beach Challenge
Click Here for More Information

June 10, 2017 - Ocean City Police Chase 5k Race
Click here for More info and printable application

Funs Runs - Beginning June 26, 2017
Tuesdays 6pm short distance and kids runs - Thursday 6pm long distances
For more information Click Here

July 15, 2017 - 38th Annual Master's Swim
Click here for more information

August 8, 2017 - Pamper Scamper
For more information Click Here

August 20, 2017 - Guts & Glory 5K Run/Walk
Click Here for more information

September 4, 2017 - OCNJ Labor Day Race 
Click here for more information

September 24, 2017 - OCNJ Half Marathon & 5K and new non-competitive 10 Mile Walk
Click here for more information

November 4, 2017 - Trail of Two Cities
For more information click here

November 23, 2017 - 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

Rollerskating Night - Saturday, Feb 6th - Click Here for Flyer

2015 - 2016 Friday with Friends
Ages: 8th grade - 12th grade

OCT 23rd (OC Community Center), NOV 20th (Civic Center), Dec 4th (OCHS Gym), Dec 18th (OC Community Center), Jan 15th (OC Community Center), Jan ? (Raider-thon, 5pm - 12pm), Feb 5th (OC Community Center), Feb 19th (OC Community Center), March  4th (OC Community Center), March 18th (OC Community Center) - 7PM - 10PM

Ocean City Healthy Living Council is proud to offer Fitness Week from November 16-22, 2015 - See Top of page for more information

 

 

All Events Calendar