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Dog Park

Ocean City Dog Park is located at 45th Street and Haven Avenue.

The Dog Park is an access-controlled, fenced-in, off-leash recreation area for dogs where well-behaved canine citizens can interact, exercise, and play in a clean, safe, and secure environment.

The 42,000-square-foot park with sandy soil ground cover has three separate areas: large dog area (dogs over 25 lbs), small dog area (dogs under 25 lbs), and dog run area for all dogs.

Park facilities include a double-gated entrance and unleash area with secure electronic locking gates, a shared pavilion in small and large dog area with a picnic table in each area, open shed shelters, sitting benches, water fountains for dogs and owners, "pooper scooper" dispensers and disposable bags, trash and recycling containers, several inoperable fire hydrants for doggie relief, interactive play equipment, a Port-a-Potty, free off-street parking lot and a designated handicap area.

Park hours are from 8 a.m. to dusk, 7 days a week, year-round.

An access card, or "Paw Pass" is required to gain entry into the park.

Paw Pass Cost:

  • Cape May County Resident: $30 yearly
  • Non-Resident: $40 yearly
  • Visitor: $10 weekly
  • Replacements: $5 charge for damaged or second cards

Expiration Date: One year from date of issue

Applications and Paw Passes:

  • Print Paw Pass Application Form (includes rules and regulations, and etiquette guide)
  • Drop off and submit payment at the City Hall Welcome Center (861 Asbury Avenue), the Henry S. Knight Building (115 E. 12th Street), the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center (1735 Simpson Avenue) or the 46th Street Information Center (46th & West Avenue next to the Post Office & Fire Department)
  • Call for hours and information: 609-399-6111 or 609-398-6900. 

Items needed with the application:

  • Proof of current dog license
  • Rabies vaccination certificate
  • Cash, check or money order made payable to City of Ocean City


When heading southbound on West Avenue, make a right onto 45th Street and proceed approximately 1/4 of a block until you see the Dog Park on your right along with a parking area where handicap parking is available. Signs have been placed on West Avenue in both directions denoting the location of the Park.