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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.
Wmoyle@ocnj.us or (609) 525-9301

Instructors:
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.” 

 

Fall Programs

Fall Men's Basketball League Volleyball

2018 Volleyball for Grades 4th - 8th. Played at the 6th St Sports & Civic Center
Children are placed on teams for balance
Days: Tuesdays (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27)
Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Registration: 10/1 - 11/1
Fee: $20
Any questions call the recreation office at 609-525-9304 Click Here for Flyer

Register Now

2017-18 Women's Volleyball - Played at the 6th St Sports & Civic Center
League Schedule Click Here

Women, ages 18 & over
Days: Tuesdays
Sign up a team or be placed on a team!
League play begins Oct. 17
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 - 2017 - 2018
 
The 3 - 5 year-old group meets Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9:30 a.m.until 11:30 a.m. Classes are held at the Recreation Building at 8th & Haven unless noted. Please provide a drink and a snack!
 
The program is based on having fun through fitness & games. Children will also have the opportunity to swim once a month.  Swim dates for 2017-18 Oct 17 & 27, Nov 17 & 21, Dec 5 & 14, Jan 16 & 26, Feb 15 & 23, March 13 & 22, April 12 & 20, May 11 & 17. Little Rec'ers will be held at the Ocean City Community Center on swim days.
 
Children must be toilet trained and be of age on October 1st. Proof of age is required at registration. The program COST: 10 PLAY DAYS $80 - 20 PLAY DAYS $150 - DROP-IN FEE: $10
 
Space is limited, so registration is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information: Kristie Fenton at Kfenton@ocnj.us or 609-525-9304
Sign up at the 6th St. Civic Center, Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. or online.
 
Little Rec'ers Flyer
 

Winter Programs

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! revised 12/12/18
Clinic Dates: Nov 17th & Dec 1st - 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Registration: 10/1  - 11/25 $30  add child $15 ($5 late fee after 11/25)
Games played on Saturdays 9AM beginning 12/8
 
 
3rd & 4th grade (Co-ed) Click Here for Winter League Schedule!
Clinic Dates: Nov 17th & Dec 1st - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Registration: 10/1 – 11/25 $30  add child $15  ($5 late fee after 11/25)
Games played on Saturdays 10AM, 11AM or 12PM beginning 12/8
 
 
5th & 6th grade (Co-ed) Click Here for Winter League Schedule
Games played on Mon & Wed - 5:00PM or 6:00PM beginning Dec 3rd (5:00PM)
Registration: 10/1 – 11/25 $30  add child $15  ($5 late fee after 11/25)
 
 
7th & 8th grade (Co-ed) Click Here for Winter League Schedule
Games played on Wed 6:00PM & Sat 1:00PM beginning Dec 8th (1:00PM)
Registration: 10/1 – 11/25  $30  add child $15  ($5 late fee after 11/25)
 
 

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. 19

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.)

2018 Tryout dates:
7TH  & 8TH GRADE BOYS          NOV. 1 & 6            7:00 – 8:30 PM (INT. SCHOOL)

*7TH & 8TH GRADE GIRLS          NOV. 1 & 6            6:30 – 8:00 PM (6th try out at the HS)

5TH & 6TH GRADE BOYS           NOV. 1 & 6            6:00 – 7:00 PM (INT. SCHOOL)

*5TH & 6TH GRADE GIRLS          NOV. 1 & 6            5:30 – 6:30 PM (6th try out at the HS)

3RD & 4TH GRADE BOYS           NOV. 5 & 12             6:30 – 7:30 PM

3RD & 4TH GRADE GIRLS          NOV. 5 & 12             5:30 – 6:30 PM

TRY-OUTS WILL BE HELD AT SPORTS & CIVIC CENTER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
(*Nov 6th - Try-out will be at the High School)

($80 registration fee if you make the team.  This fee also includes Recreation Basketball)

 

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. 19 

 
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.
Street Hockey

SOMERS POINT LIGHTNING INSTRUCTIONAL STREET HOCKEY PROGRAM

Starts Monday, Sept 24th
Six Monday night sessions / Rain dates on Tues or Wed
Somers Point Residents - $25 / Non-Res $30 Siblings - $20

Information or to register: somerspthockey.com

This is a non-competitive instructional program designed to simply provide an introduction to hockey. Sessions are held only on Monday nights from 6 to 7:15 pm for six weeks. Having fun, giving good effort and learning the basics of a great game are the components that are stressed by the coaches. This is a great way to introduce them to organized sports - in general. Every player gets equal playing time. A typical session consists of 30 minutes of practice and 45 minutes of game play. We use clocks during games – but do not keep score. All players receive a jersey and a hockey trophy (and PIZZA!) at the completion of the program. Players need their own: helmet, shin guards, stick and gloves. For more info. on equipment and details on local discounts, go to our website and click on the EQUIPMENT tab. Come out for a fun hockey experience!

Click Here for Flyer

 

2017 SOMERS POINT LIGHTNING STREET HOCKEY LEAGUE

(REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:  Hockey Equipment 101 tab on website)
(HELMET WITH CAGE, SHIN PADS, HOCKEY GLOVES & STICK)

 

AGES: (as of 12/31/18) Penguins:    7 – 9 yrs. old

                                      Beavers:     10 – 12 yrs. old   

                                      Cadets:       13 – 15 yrs. old   

                                      Freshmen:  16 – 18 yrs. old

 

PLAYER EVALUATIONS:  Will be notified by email                        

FEE:                                        $55.00 (Non-resident)

LOCATION:                          Somers Point

REGISTRATION:                 Deadline is Nov 15   

Online www.somerspthockey.com (click on winter hockey registration)

Information: somerspthockey@gmail.com
 

Pickleball

Click here for Summer Pickleball Information

Fall Pickelball Flyer - 9/13, 20, 27, 10/4,11,18,25, 11/8 5:00pm - 6:30pm or 6:30pm - 8:00pm (one slot per date) Registration Fee: $20 season pass - $5 drop in fee Ocean City Residents & Ocean City Schools Sending Districts (Proof of Residency Required)

Come play pickelball! Has moved inside to the sports & civic center (Fall/Winter/Spring Location) Fall mornings begin Oct 10th

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

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Intermediate & Beginner

Extra paddles will be provided if needed.

Winter NYC Bus Trip

December 1, 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 6:00 PM. 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, 2018
Register Now

Thank you!


 

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 wmoyle@ocnj.us 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
Fridays:
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 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

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 - www.oceancityfc.com

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.
 -
Starting
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)
Online-Registration:
(deadline March 1)

www.oceancitybaseball.com

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

UPPER TOWNSHIP SOFTBALL
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: www.quickscores.com/utgsa

 

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

Pickelball

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 lrumer@ocnj.us
Click Here for more information

Registration begins Feb 1, 2018

Register Now

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!

Civic Center

Civic Center Schedule

 

See Open Play

 

Open Play


 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule Subject to Change
Open Play:

Sunday, Dec. 9 – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 16 – 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 22 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 23 – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday, Dec. 24 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Merry Christmas
Wednesday, Dec. 26 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, Dec. 27 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, Dec. 28 – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 29 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 30 – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday, Dec. 31 – First Night
Tuesday, Jan. 1 – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Schedule Subject to Change

 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 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 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

 

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