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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. Summer Hours: Open Monday - Friday,  9:00AM - 9:00 PM. Weekends, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (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.

Summer Programs

See you for more fun in 2016!!

Click here for a full list of 2016 summer programs

Check out the 2016 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

Men's Softball League

Men's Spring/Summer Softball League

Click here for the 2016 league schedule

Men's Softball League - ASA
AGES: Post High School
LEAGUE BEGINS: Mid May - Mid August (Tues, Wed. & Thurs.)
LOCATION: 20th & Haven/Bay Ave. Fields
COST: $300 (umpire fees are not included)
INFORMATION: 609-525-9304 or
Spring Men's Basketball League Kids Running Program 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: 3/11, 3/18, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
For Ocean City Students and sending districts
Registration: 2/1 – 311
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 & Outdoor Soccer


Registration for Indoor & Outdoor is through the Nor'Easters - Click Here to go to

OCYAA Little League Baseball

T-Ball                        Ages: 5 (by 9/30/16) & 6 years old
                                 (Starts May 7 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: 9/30/15.  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, 6pm - 8pm
January 30th - Civic Center, 10am - 12 noon
February 3rd - Intermediate School, 6pm - 8pm
February 6th - Civc Center, 10am - 12 noon

For More Information Call:  Greg Donahue at 399-8069 or

Ages: 5 - 10 Yrs - Instructional League
Ages: 9 - 16 Yrs - Travel League
Register at Upper Township Middle School Cafeteria
January 16, 23 & 30: 12:30PM - 2:30PM

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

Click Here for Little League Registration Form

New York City Bus Trip

May 14th, 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
Click Here for more information

Registration begins Feb 1, 2016

Register Now

Winter Programs

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

Click Here for More Information

Click Here for NYC Bus Trip Flyer

Registration begins September 1, 2016

Register Now

The Bus trip is full. If you choose to register now you will be put on the waiting list.
Sign up now! Thank you!


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 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"

Civic Center

Open Play







Sunday, Jan 1/24, Open Play Cancelled

Jan 10th - 3PM - 5PM
Jan 17th - 2PM - 5PM
Jan 24th - Cancelled due to weather
Jan 31st - 3PM - 4PM



  • 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

Recreation Events

Runs, Walks & Swims

January 1, 2016 - 5k Boardwalk Run, 1 pm. 
For more information call 609-525-9300 or click here
Printable Entry Form

Feb 27, 2016 - Ocean City Red Raider Dugout Dash 5K Run/Walk
Click Here for more information

April 9, 2016 - OC CON Super Hero Run & Dash
Click Here for more information

April 30, 2016 - Great Strides Walk
Click Here for more information

May 7, 2016 - A Day Without Shoes 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
Click Here for printable entry form

May 14, 2016 - Have you Seen These Socks Walk
Click here for more information

May 15, 2016 - OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon
Click here for more information

May 15, 2016 - 8th Annual Walk to End Lupus Now
Click here for more information

May 21, 2016 - American Heart Walk
Click here for more information

May 30, 2016 - 31 Heroes Memorial Day Beach Challenge
Click Here for More Information

June 11, 2016 - Ocean City Police Chase 5k Race
Click here for More info and printable application

Funs Runs - Beginning June 27, 2016
Tuesdays 6pm short distance and kids runs - Thursday 6pm long distances
For more information Click Here

June 24, 2016- Independence Day 1 Mile Bay Swim
For more information Click Here for Race site and printable entry form click here

July 30, 2016 - 37th Annual Master's Swim
For more information Click Here

August 14, 2016 - Guts & Glory 5K Run/Walk
Click Here for more information

September 5, 2016 - OCNJ Labor Day Race 
Click here for more information

September 24, 2016 - Walk for the Wounded
Click here for more information

September 25, 2016 - OCNJ Half Marathon & 5K and new non-competitive 10 Mile Walk
Click here for more information

October ? 2016 - The Railroad Run 5K Run/Walk
For more information call 609 399-1801 or click here for more information

November 5, 2016 - Trail of Two Cities
For more information click here

November 24, 2016 - Fast and the Furriest Turkey Trot
For more information click here
Pre-register & packet pick up at the OC Community Center Wed. 23rd 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Printable application


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



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