Facilities, Parks & Playgrounds

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! 

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Many of Ocean City’s Recreation facilities are available for use by individuals, groups and organizations for special events and activities.  A facilities request form must first be filed an approved by the Community Services Department prior to any public notice regarding a scheduled event.  No alcohol may be served at any event held in a municipal facility or on City property.  Due to the overwhelming number of events that are held each year, approval of the event location, date and time are at the discretion of the Director of Community Services.

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Recreation Facilities:

Aquatic & FitnessCenter                        1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226       609-398-6900

Bayside Center                                       520 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226                609-399-6111 x9244 (Seasonal Only)

Carey Stadium                                        (Ocean City High School) 6th & Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226

Howard S. Stainton Senior Center          1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226      609-399-0055

Hughes Performing Arts Center              Ocean City High School: 501 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226      609-399-1290

Municipal Airport                                      2600 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226             609-399-0907

Municipal Golf Course                             2600 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226             609-399-1315

Music Pier                                               Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226       609-525-9248

Sports & Civic Center                              6th & Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226                609-525-9304

Tennessee Avenue Boat Ramp              Tennessee  Avenue & the Bay                               609-525-9287

8th Street Playground & Recreation Facility          8th & Haven Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226      609-525-9255

57th Street Beach Pavilion                       57th & Beach, Ocean City, NJ 08226                    609-525-9304

Parks & Playgrounds:

North Street & Haven Ave             525-9253*

8th & Haven Ave                            525-9255*

15th & Bay Ave                              398-9274*

26th & Bay Ave

34th & & West Ave (Sandcastle Park)      525-9257*

52nd & Haven Ave                         525-9256*

*Phones are active in Summer only

Richards Grimes Field: Soccer Complex, Baseball, Softball        6th & Haven Avenue, Ocean CityNJ 08226

Emil Palmer Field: Soccer, Lacrosse                                            15th & Simpson Avenue, Ocean City NJ 08226

Harry D. Vanderslice, Sr.: Baseball Complex                                35th & Haven Avenues, Ocean City NJ 08226

Basketball Courts:

North Street, 6th, 8th, 15th, 18th, 34th & 52nd Streets

Tennis Courts:

6th Street (10 Courts: 5 Hard Courts & 5 Grass Courts)       525-9306

18th Street (3 Courts: All Grass)                                           525-9307

35th Street (6 Courts: All Hard)                                             525-9308

Shuffle Board Courts                               6th & Boardwalk, Ocean City NJ 08226                           609-398-9226

Beach Volleyball                                      5th & Beach, Ocean City NJ 08226                                  609-525-9304

Veteran’s Memorial Park                         5th & Wesley Avenues, Ocean City, NJ 08226                 609-525-9300

Waterfront Park & Marina                        2nd & Bay Avenues, Ocean City, NJ 08226                     609-398-6900

Ocean City Dog Park                              45th & Haven Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226                  609-399-6111