Recreation Activities

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 as 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. 

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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: 609-399-6111
Skateboarding Private Lessons

60 min - Private Skateboarding Lesson by our 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: wfannon@ocnj.us  or 609-457-0537.

Instructor:
Willie Fannon - Has been actively Skateboarding since the age of 9. 31 yrs of experience. Has a background in Street Skating with a newfound 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!!!

 

Spring Programs TBA
Winter Programs
Basketball: Open Play Dec 2020

OPEN GYM: BASKETBALL

LOCATION: INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

NOV. 21 & 28

3RD - 5TH GRADE             10:00AM - 11:45AM

6TH - 8TH GRADE             12:00PM -  1:45PM

3RD - 5TH GRADE              2:00PM -   3:45PM

(OPEN TO OCEAN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS ONLY – NO SPECTATORS)

LIMITED TO 25 STUDENTS AT A TIME

ADMISSION TICKET IS REQUIRED AND TEMPERATURES WILL BE TAKEN

MASK IS REQUIRED WHEN NOT ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING

Register Now!  

OC Rec After School Program

After-School Camp for 4th – 8th Grade Students

Participants will enjoy fun activities in a safe and social atmosphere at the Ocean City Community Center. Daily activities include games, swimming, arts & crafts, homework time, special guests from the community, and more!

Winter program - Sign up begins 10/31 - Register Now 

4th - 8th Grade: Palmer Field & Community Center - 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Weeks 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, (No camp the week of 11/23), 11/30, 12/7, 12/14

For more information call: 609 525-9304

Welcome Letter - Click Here 
Parent Covid Letter - Click Here 
Afterschool Program Admission Ticket - Click Here  
Emergency Contact Form - Click Here 

Biddy Basketball 2020-2021

GRADES:                   3RD & 4TH (CO-ED)                           

PRACTICE DATE:    DEC. 5                                                  

PRACTICE TIME:     9:00 AM, 10:00 AM OR 11:00 AM (WILL BE NOTIFIED BY COACH)                        

GAME DAYS:            SATURDAY (starting 12/12)           

GAME TIMES:          9:00 AM, 10:00 AM OR 11:00 AM

LOCATION:              INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

REGISTRATION:     NOV. 10 - 29     

COST:                       Individual Fee:  $30       Each Additional Child:  $20      (THERE WILL BE A $5.00 LATE FEE AFTER NOV. 29)

OCEAN CITY DIVISION OF RECREATION PROGRAMS

BIDDY (3RD & 4TH) BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

2021

TEAM #          NAME                                    COACH                                              PHONE #

1.                     WILDCATS                            NICK DINSMORE                             484-684-8367

2.                     QUAKERS                              JASON CHEW                                   609-231-7007

3.                     OWLS                                     CHRISTIAN BICKINGS                    215-687-9038                                                                                                         LEON COSTELLO                            609-425-9493

4.                     HAWKS                                  JIM ERNEY                                        609-335-1733

DAY                DATE                                      TIME                                                  GAME           

SAT.                1/9                                             9:00 AM                                           PRACTICE 1 & 2

                                                                        10:00 AM                                           PRACTICE 3 & 4

SAT.                1/16                                          9:00 AM                                           1 V 2                                   

10:00 AM                                           3 V 4                       

SAT.                1/23                                          9:00 AM                                           2 V 4                                   

10:00 AM                                           1 V 3           

SAT.                1/30                                           9:00 AM                                           1 V 4                                   

10:00 AM                                           2 V 3

SAT.                2/6                                             9:00 AM                                           3 V 4

                                                                        10:00 AM                                           1 V 2                          

SAT.                2/13                                           9:00 AM                                           1 V 3                                   

10:00 AM                                           2 V 4           

SAT.                2/20                                          9:00 AM                                           2 V 3

                                                                        10:00 AM                                           1 V 4

SAT.                2/27                                           9:00 AM                                           1 V 2

                                                                        10:00 AM                                           3 V 4

PLEASE OFFER ASSISTANCE TO YOUR VOLUNTEER COACHES

ALL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

(Enter through basketball courts off of Haven Ave.  Entrance to gym is on the right side of the building)

 

Due to CDC Guidelines we are limited to coaches/players only.  So no spectators will be permitted

ANY QUESTIONS CALL THE OCEAN CITY RECREATION DEPT. AT 609-525-9304

CHILDREN ARE PLACED ON TEAMS FOR BALANCE.  REQUEST WILL NOT BE HONORED

PLEASE TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION - BECAUSE OF CDC GUIDELINES THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL IS LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE PER TIME/GAME SO NO PARENTS/SPECTATORS WILL BE PERMITTED.

Register Now!  

  

Intermediate Basketball 2020-2021

GRADES:                  5TH & 6TH (CO-ED)                            

PRACTICE DATE:     DEC. 5

PRACTICE TIME:     11:00 AM, 12:00 PM OR 1:00 PM (WILL BE NOTIFIED BY COACH)

GAME DAYS:            SATURDAYS (starting 1/9)                                 

GAME TIMES:          11:00 AM, 12:00 PM OR 1:00 PM                           

LOCATION:               INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL           

REGISTRATION:    NOV. 10 – 29     

COST:                   Individual Fee:  $30       Each Additional Child:  $20        (THERE WILL BE A $5.00 LATE FEE AFTER NOV. 29)

Schedule:

OCEAN CITY DIVISION OF RECREATION

INTERMEDIATE (5TH – 6TH) BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

2021

TEAM #                      NAME                                    COACH                                              PHONE #

1.                                 SIXERS                                  KEVIN O’BRIEN                               609-287-9797

                                                                                    DAVID WEBB                                   703-866-4645

2.                                 LAKERS                                 CHRISTIAN BICKINGS                    215-687-9038            

3.                                 CELTICS                                ROB BAKER                                      609-576-4454

                                                                                    BILL NICOLETTI                              215-880-3849

4.                                 MAGIC                                   JIM ERNEY                                        609-335-1733

                                   

DAY                            DATE                                      TIME                                      GAME                       

SAT.                            1/9                                          11:00 AM                               PRACTICE 1 & 4

                                                                                    12:00 PM                                PRACTICE 2 & 3

SAT.                            1/16                                         11:00 AM                               1 V 2           

                                                                                    12:00 PM                                3 V 4

SAT.                            1/23                                         11:00 AM                               2 V 4

                                                                                    12:00 PM                                1 V 3

SAT.                            1/30                                         11:00 AM                               1 V 4                       

                                                                                    12:00 PM                                2 V 3                                               

                                                                                   

SAT.                            2/6                                           11:00 AM                               3 V 4

                                                                                    12:00 PM                                1 V 2

                                                                                   

SAT.                            2/13                                         11:00 AM                               1 V 3                                   

                                                                                    12:00 PM                                2 V 4

SAT.                            2/20                                         11:00 AM                               2 V 3                                                                                                                                    12:00 PM                              1 V 4

SAT.                            2/27                                         11:00 AM                               PLAY-OFFS

                                                                                    12:00 PM                                PLAY-OFFS

TUES.                         3/2                                             5:30 PM                                CHAMPIONSHIP                  

                                                                                   

PLEASE OFFER ASSISTANCE TO YOUR VOLUNTEER COACHES

ALL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

(Enter through basketball courts off of Have Ave.  Entrance to gym is on the right side of the building)

Due to CDC Guidelines we are limited to coaches/players only.  So no spectators will be permitted.

ANY QUESTIONS CALL THE OCEAN CITY RECREATION DEPT. AT 609-525-9304

CHILDREN ARE PLACED ON TEAMS FOR BALANCE.  REQUEST WILL NOT BE HONORED

PLEASE TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION - BECAUSE OF CDC GUIDELINES THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL IS LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE PER TIME/GAME SO NO PARENTS/SPECTATORS WILL BE PERMITTED.

Register Now!  

  

JR.High Basketball 2020 - 2021

GRADES:                   7TH & 8TH (CO-ED)

PRACTICE DATE:    DEC. 5

PRACTICE TIME:     12:00 PM OR 1:00 PM (WILL BE NOTIFIED BY COACH)

GAME DAYS:           SATURDAYS (starting 12/12)

GAME TIMES:          12:00 PM OR 1:00 PM

LOCATION:               INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

REGISTRATION:      NOV. 10 – 29

COST:                         Individual Fee:  $30       Each Additional Child:  $20        (THERE WILL BE A $5.00 LATE FEE AFTER NOV. 29)

Schedule:

OCEAN CITY DIVISION OF RECREATION

JR. HIGH (7TH – 8TH) BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

2021

TEAM #                      NAME                                    COACH                                              PHONE #

1.                                 BLUE DEVILS                       MAX FISHER                        856-364-1771

2.                                 TAR HEELS                           CARRIE PEAKE                                703-434-1760

3.                                 BADGERS                              TONY POLCINI                                 609-432-1270

4.                                 SCARLET KNIGHTS RUSS HENDRICKS                           609-231-7955        

DAY                            DATE                                      TIME                                                  GAME

 

SAT.                            1/9                                             1:00 PM                                            PRACTICE 3 V 4

                                                                                      2:00 PM                                            PRACTICE 1 V 2

                                                                                                                                                                       

SAT.                            1/16                                           1:00 PM                                            1 V 2

                                                                                      2:00 PM                                            3 V 4                                      

SAT.                            1/23                                           1:00 PM                                            2 V 4

                                                                                      2:00 PM                                            1 V 3

SAT.                            1/30                                           1:00 PM                                            1 V 4

                                                                                      2:00 PM                                            2 V 3

SAT.                            2/6                                             1:00 PM                                            3 V 4

                                                                                      2:00 PM                                            1 V 2

SAT.                            2/13                                           1:00 PM                                            1 V 3  

                                                                                      2:00 PM                                            2 V 4

SAT.                            2/20                                           1:00 PM                                            2 V 3

                                                                                      2:00 PM                                            1 V 4

SAT.                            2/27                                           1:00 PM                                            PLAY-OFFS

                                                                                      2:00 PM                                            PLAY-OFFS

TUES.                         3/2                                             6:30 PM                                            CHAMPIONSHIP                                          

PLEASE OFFER ASSISTANCE TO YOUR VOLUNTEER COACHES

ALL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

(Enter through basketball courts off of Haven Ave.  Entrance to school is on the right side of the building)

Due to CDC Guidelines we are limited to coaches/players only.  So NO spectators will be permitted.

ANY QUESTIONS CALL THE OCEAN CITY RECREATION DEPT. AT 609-525-9304

CHILDREN ARE PLACED ON TEAMS FOR BALANCE.  REQUEST WILL NOT BE HONORED

PLEASE TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION - BECAUSE OF CDC GUIDELINES THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL IS LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE PER TIME/GAME SO NO PARENTS/SPECTATORS WILL BE PERMITTED.

Register Now!  

  

TRAVELING 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.)

2020 Tryout Dates:
7TH  & 8TH GRADE BOYS          NOV. 18 & 19            7:00 – 8:30 PM (INT. SCHOOL)

7TH & 8TH GRADE GIRLS          NOV. 17 & 24            7:00 – 8:00 PM (INT. SCHOOL)

5TH & 6TH GRADE BOYS           NOV. 18 & 19            5:30 – 7:00 PM (INT. SCHOOL)

5TH & 6TH GRADE GIRLS          NOV. 17 & 24            6:00 – 7:00 PM (INT. SCHOOL)

3RD & 4TH GRADE BOYS           NOV. 16 & 30            6:30 – 7:30 PM (INT. SCHOOL)

3RD & 4TH GRADE GIRLS          NOV. 16 & 30            5:30 – 6:30 PM (INT. SCHOOL)

TRY-OUTS WILL BE HELD AT  INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

($85 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. 

 
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 .
 
Little Rec'ers Winter 2020

Classes will be held on: Mondays - Fridays from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

November 2, 2020 - December 23, 2020.

Location:  8th Street Recreation Center

Ages:  3 - 5 (must be potty trained).

Please bring a drink and a peanut-free snack.  Mask will be required to be worn except during snack time.

Any questions:  609-525-9304 or kfenton@ocnj.us.

Space is limited, so registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information, call the OC Recreation Department, Kristie Fenton 609-525-9304 or Kfenton@ocnj.us
 Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. or online.

Register Now  

Little Rec'ers Admission Ticket  

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 lrumer@ocnj.us

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 TBA
See you for more fun in 2020!!

Click here for a full list of 2020 summer programs

Check out the 2020 Ocean City Recreation Summer Activities!

Registration begins May 1st!

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

Summer will be here soon. Be ready to BE ACTIVE and have some fun!

2021 Summer program information will be coming soon. Please check back later.

Fall Programs TBA
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

Kristie Fenton, c/o Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226, kfenton@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"

Civic Center
Civic Center Schedule

We are currently being renovated. Please check back again for future updates. Thank you

Open Play

Schedule Subject to Change
Open Play:
Admission Ticket - 
Click Here 

Location: Intermediate School

Saturday, Nov. 21st
Saturday, Nov. 28th

3rd – 5th Grades:  10:00 am – 11:45 am
6th – 8th Grades:  12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
9th – 12th Grades:  2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
(Open to Ocean City School District Students Only – No Spectators)
Limited to 25 students at a time
Admission Ticket is Required and Temperatures Will Be Taken
Mask Is Required When Not Actively Participating   

Schedule Subject to Change

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
    Any Questions? Ocean City Recreation Department:609-525-9304 

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

 

June 24, 2016- Independence Day 1 Mile Bay Swim
For more information Click Here for Race site and printable entry form click here 

July 30, 2016 - 37th Annual Master's Swim
For more information Click Here

August 14, 2016 - Guts & Glory 5K Run/Walk
Click Here for more information 

September 5, 2016 - OCNJ Labor Day Race 
Click here for more information

September 24, 2016 - Walk for the Wounded
Click here for more information

September 25, 2016 - OCNJ Half Marathon & 5K and new non-competitive 10 Mile Walk
Click here for more information

October ? 2016 - The Railroad Run 5K Run/Walk
For more information call 609 399-1801 or click here for more information

November 5, 2016 - Trail of Two Cities
For more information click here

November 24, 2016 - Fast and the Furriest Turkey Trot
For more information click here 
Pre-register & packet pick up at the OC Community Center Wed. 23rd 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Printable application

All Events Calendar

Click here to view all Ocean City Special Events

Registration & Refund Policy
Registration Policy

All activities are handled on a first come, first serve basis for residents and seasonal vacationers. The Ocean City Community Services Department and the Division of Recreation Programs reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any program due to lack of registration, inclement weather or reasons beyond the department’s control. Programs, dates and times are subject to change due to availability of facilities.  Registration will only be accepted from a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18.

Program cancellation due to inclement weather will be announced on Channel 2 or call (609) 525-9304. Please make all checks for programs or special events payable to: “City of Ocean City.”  Registration for activities will be taken online through the online registration platform.

Program announcements will be distributed through schools and published in local newspapers. Any program requiring a deadline for registration will be noted on the program information flyer. A waiting list will be maintained for some programs. If an opening becomes available in a closed program, that space will be offered to the first person on the waiting list. If that person declines or is unreachable the next person on the list will be contacted. The Division of Recreation insists that a child should never be left at an activity or program before the person in charge arrives to accept responsibility for that participant. It is the obligation of the parent or guardian to be aware of program schedule and times.

Refund Policy

The City of Ocean City has set the following guidelines for registration fees for our Recreation and Aquatic & Fitness Center programs:

  • In order to request a refund, a written email should be sent to LSopko@ocnj.us with a detailed explanation for the request. After the request has been made, the city will review and make a decision on its status.
  • Refunds will only be made for canceled programs or medical reasons. Please provide a doctors note at the time of request.
  • Refunds will not be made for scheduling conflicts or dissatisfaction with program/team, etc.

The dollar amount will be prorated dependent on how much of the program/season has passed. Credit card payments will be returned to the card within 5-7 business days. Cash and check payments will be returned by check, which may take 2-3 weeks for processing.

The City of Ocean City reserves the right to waive this refund policy at its discretion at any time.