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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.

Civic Center

Civic Center Schedule


See Open Play


Open Play







Schedule Subject to Change
Open Play:


Closed - until we can play together again


Schedule Subject to Change

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

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:
For additional rules at this time - Click Here

  1. Summer Hours: Beginning 6/15 Monday - Sunday, 9:00 AM - Dusk 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. Must provide your own skateboard) 
After registering for your lesson please contact: Willie Fannon for scheduling:  or 609-457-0537.

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!!!


Fall Programs

Fall Programs

Fall programs - Sign up begins 9/1 - Register Now
For more information call: 609 525-9304
Parent Covid Letter - Click Here
Afterschool Program Admission Ticket - Click Here 
Emergency Contact Form - Click Here
ield Hockey Admission Ticket - Click Here

Afterschool Programs 

2nd & 3rd Grade: 8th & Haven - 3:00PM - 5:30PM - Week #1 9/14, Week #2 9/21 (Focus: Games & Projects w/ reading/study time)
4th - 8th Grade: Palmer Field & Community Center - 2:30PM - 5:30PM - Week #1 9/14, Week #2 9/21 (Focus: Sports & Games w/ reading/study time)
4th - 8th Grade: Music Pier - 2:30PM - 5:30PM - Week #1 9/14 (Focus: Performing Arts w/ reading/study time)
2nd & 3rd Grade: Music Pier - 3:00PM - 5:30PM - Week #2 9/21 (Focus: Performing Arts w/ reading/study time)

Cross Country
Grades 4th - 8th
Times: 4:00 - 5:00PM

Days: Tues & Thurs
Location: 5th/6th Haven Complex
Cost: $40
Focus: Every other week cross country meet.

Grades: 3rd - 8th
Time: 4:00PM, 5:00PM, 6:00PM
Days: Mon - Thurs
Location: 18th St & Haven (Intermediate School)
Cost: $40
Focus: Games & Skills

Field Hockey
Field Hockey Admission Ticket - Click Here
Grades: 3rd - 8th
Time: 9:00AM, 10:00AM, 11:00AM
Days: Sunday
Location: Carey Stadium Turf
Cost: $40
Focus: Games & Skills Development

Winter Programs

Winter NYC Bus Trip - 2020 - Canceled

December 2020 Bus Trip Canceled. See you for NYC fun in 2021!

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 6:00 PM. 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
Register Now - 2020 Winter Bus Trip Canceled

Thank you!


Summer Programs

2020 Programs, Activities and Camps

Click here for a full list of 2020 summer programs

Registration is open for a few recreation offerings. Morning Sports, Golf Clinics, Theater Camp, Girls Field Hockey & Lax.

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

Be ready to BE ACTIVE and have some fun!

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 19, 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, 2019 - 5k Boardwalk Run
For more information call 609-525-9300 or click here

Printable Info & Entry Form
Online Sign-up

March 14, 2020 - OC Schools We Rock Pi Day Run
Pi Day 2020 Registration

April 4, 2020 - OC CON Super Hero Run & Dash
Click Here for more information

May 18, 2019 - American Heart Walk
Click here for more information

May 19, 2019 - OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon
Click here for more information

May 19, 2019 - Walk to End Lupus Now
Click here for more information

May 25, 2019 - 31 Heroes Memorial Day Beach Challenge
Click Here for More Information

June 8, 2019 - Ocean City Police Chase 5k Race
Click here for More info and printable application

Funs Runs - Beginning June 27, 2019
Tuesdays 6pm short distance and kids runs - Thursday 6pm long distances
For more information Click Here

July 13, 2019 - 39th Annual Master's Swim
Click here for more information

August 6, 2019 - Pamper Scamper
For more information Click Here

August 19, 2019 - Guts & Glory 5K Run/Walk
Click Here for more information

September 2, 2019 - OCNJ Labor Day Race 
Click here for more information

September 29, 2019 - OCNJ Half Marathon & 5K and new non-competitive 10 Mile Walk
Click here for more information

November 2, 2019 - Trail of Two Cities
For more information click here

November 28, 2019 - 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

2019 - 2020 Friday with Friends
Ages: 8th grade - 12th grade OC & Upper Township 8th Grade, Ocean City High School, 

Oct 11th (OC Civic Center), Nov 15th (OC Community Center), Dec 13th (OC Community Center), Jan 10th (OC Community Center), Jan 24th (OC Community Center), Feb 7th (OC Community Center), Feb 21st (OC Community Center), March 6th (OC Community Center), March 20th (OC Community Center) - 7PM - 10PM


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