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Ocean County Parks & Recreation

May 2019

National Kids To Parks Day

May 18

National Kids To Parks Day Saturday, May 18th, 2019 Join this national movement designed to encourage kids and families to explore their neighborhood parks and discover science, history, nature and adventure right around the corner!   ✽ Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood ✽ Science Lesson and Craft – ongoing, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Live Animal Talk - 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Nature Walk – 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. ✽ Cattus Island County Park, Toms River…

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June 2019

National Trails Day Events

June 1
Jakes Branch County Park, 1100 Double Trouble Road
Beachwood, NJ 08722
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  National Trails Day Saturday, June 1st, 2019   ✽ Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood ✽ National Trails Day Service Project - 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Help park staff give the Plant Discovery Trail a makeover! We will be pitching in by planting, mulching, installing fence and a host of other tasks to get the parks demonstration gardens along the trail in tiptop shape! There will be something for everyone to do! So grab your gloves, a good attitude…

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Family Campout at Ocean County Park

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - June 23 @ 9:00 am
Ocean County Park, 659 Ocean Ave
Lakewood, NJ 08701 United States
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Family Campout at Ocean County Park Saturday & Sunday, June 22 - 23rd, 2019 Beach Complex, Ocean County Park, Lakewood Saturday 6 p.m. – Sunday 9 a.m. Ages 5 yr - adult. $5.00 per person Join the Great American Backyard Campout by camping out at the Beach Complex in Ocean County Park, Lakewood. The Great American Backyard Campout, started by the National Wildlife Federation, aims to get more kids and families outdoors and enjoying nature. We will have a campfire,…

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Barnegat Lighthouse Beach Campfire

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, 208 Broadway
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006 United States
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Summer Kick-Off Beach Campfire Saturday, June 22nd, 2019, rain or shine Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, Long Beach Island 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Free What a better way to kick off the summer season than on the beach in front of a campfire? Enjoy live music by the Basement Musicians Guild and bring marshmallows for roasting on the fire as you watch the sun go down – all with Ole’ Barney as the backdrop. Please bring a beach chair or…

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August 2019

Beach Ball-A-Palooza

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bayfront Fields, 1198 Bandon Rd
Toms River, NJ United States
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Beach Ball-A-Palooza Friday, August 2nd, 2019 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Free Admission Join us for the annual Beach Ball-A-Palooza on Friday, August 2nd from 5pm to 8m at the Ocean County Park's Bayfront Fields in Toms River. Bring a beach chair or blanket and listen to live music by Jimmy and the Parrots, named the best “Trop-Rock” band in the country, Mr. Scott the Music Man and more. There will be food trucks, crafts, pontoon boat tours, guided nature tours…

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October 2019

Pine Barrens Jamboree

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wells Mills County Park, 905 Wells Mills Rd
Waretown, NJ 08758 United States
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Pine Barrens Jamboree Saturday, October 12th, 2019 Wells Mills County Park 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free Admission Take part in celebrating the people, traditions and rich history of the NJ Pine Barrens. Stretch out and relax in your beach chair and listen to the sounds of the Pines as some of the most famous local musicians from Albert Music Hall perform. Take a scenic paddle around Wells Mills Lake, go on a nature walk, sit in on a demonstration…

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