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 RecDesk
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All Open Gym takes place at the Ocean City Civic Center (6th & Boardwalk) unless otherwise noted
Some modifications have been made to the schedule and the days affected with changes are circled in red
Schedules are subject to change
Trouble Viewing Schedule? Click Here: Open Gym - May 2023.pdf
**SCHEDULE CHANGE: Open Gym on Saturday, May 13th will be 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM instead of 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM**
Schedules 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 foul language
No fighting - keep your hands to yourself
No chewing of gum
No damaging or defacing property
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
Shirts and athletic shoes are required
If location is at the Intermediate School, any Intermediate School student must exit the school and not enter the gymnasium until 3PM
BASKETBALL CHECK OUT/IN
To borrow a basketball, you must trade in something of value as collateral.
Your belonging will be returned to you once you return the ball to a staff member.
Failure to return the basketball will result in staff keeping your belonging until you can find or replace the basketball. Failure to abide to these rules will result in verbal warning, notification home, suspension, and/or expulsion.
Any Questions? Ocean City Recreation Department: 609-525-9304
All games are played at the Ocean City Sports & Civic Center (6th & Boardwalk)
Concession Stand will be selling food and drinks for purchase during the games. Concession stand is located in the back corner of the Civic Center.
All updates and results from the league can be found at https://ocnj.recdesk.com/Director/leagues/leaguelist.aspx
Call 609-525-9304 for any questions.
Trouble viewing the schedule? Click here: 2023 MENS SPRING B-BALL SCHEDULE.pdf
Trouble Viewing? Click: Rec-ers 2022-4 (2) (002).pdf
Little Rec'ers please bring a drink and a peanut-free snack in a labeled lunch box, wear toed-closed shoes, and weather appropriate clothing.
Trouble Viewing March Calendar? Click Here: May 2023.pdf
PARENT NIGHT/DAY OUT MARCH DATES AND THEMES
Open to residents and non residents ages 3 - 8 years old
Trouble Viewing Flyer? Click Here: May Parent Night-Day Out Dates.pdf
Registration and Questions:
In Person: Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Center (1735 Simpson Avenue)
Phone: 609-525-9304 or 609-398-6900
Information regarding the skateboard park and the rules are as follows:
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Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm to Dusk (School Year)
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - Dusk (Summer)
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am to Dusk
Skateboard lessons are provided by one of our qualified instructors and the rates are as follows:
1 Skater for 30 minutes: $40
2 Skaters for 30 minutes: $50
3 - 5 Skaters for 60 minutes: $125
Required Equipment: Helmet, knee & elbow pads. Must provide your own skateboard
Register for a Skateboard Lesson
Register for a Skateboard Camp
After registering for your lesson please contact Willie Fannon for scheduling: firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-840-4220.
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!!!
OCNJ Recreation Skate Camps
Summer Skate Camps
Description: Join us to learn how to skate. Our camps are set up for all skill levels. We go over the fundamentals of skateboarding and safety while having some fun. Each camp has a 5 to 1 skater to instructor ratio to ensure everyone is in on the fun!
Dates: August 1st - August 4th, August 15th - August 18th (Friday of each week will be a backup in case of inclement weather)
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 6 and up
Cost: $90 per skater
OCNJ Recreation Skate Clinics
All Girls Skate Clinic: Hosted by Zoe Herishen
Description: This 3-hour clinic is for girls of all ages and abilities led by an all-girls staff of instructors. Learn to skate, learn new tricks, and make some new friends. Just like our camps, the All Girls Skate Clinic will have a 5 to 1 skater to instructor ratio.
Date: August 9th
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: $50 per skater
CHECK BACK FOR MORE CLINICS TO COME!
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 – No refunds will be given after a program begins. Refunds will be approved only if the activity is canceled, or for medical reasons if the refund request is made in writing (3) days before the activity begins. A COPY OF YOUR RECEIPT SHOULD ACCOMPANY YOUR REQUEST
The City of Ocean City has set the following guidelines for registration fees for our Recreation and Aquatic & Fitness Center programs:
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.
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The completed travel coaches applications may go to:
Michael Allegretto, c/o City Hall, 861 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226, email@example.com
Kristie Fenton, c/o Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226, firstname.lastname@example.org
The applications must be in by October 19, 4:30pm.
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