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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.

Fall Programs

Little Rec'ers Fall/Winter/Spring
The Ocean City Recreation Little Rec'ers Program - 2017 Soon to be Announced
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








  • 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 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

, 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 16, 2017 - OC Runway Run 12:30PM OC Airport

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



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