Department of Human Services
Recreation & Community Services
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Games are played September 11 - November 6
Fall Registration Begins August 11
Registration for fall programs begins Wednesday, August 11 for Ocean residents. Non-residents may register August 25 if space permits. Sign up online using your CommunityPass account or use the form for in-person or mail-in registration. See the Fall Brochure for information.
Community Hope Fund Thanksgiving Food Drive
Community Hope Fund Adopt-a-Family Holiday Giving Program
Transportation for residents age 60 and older is available on a limited basis. Click here for more information.
Counseling for Ocean Residents
Township of Ocean Department of Human Services offers counseling services for Ocean Township residents.Licensed counselors will provide individual, couples and family counseling.
you would like to speak to a counselor or need more information, call 732-531-2600, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am –
4:30 pm to schedule an appointment.
Township of Ocean Parks & Tennis Courts are open. Enjoy the parks responsibly and safely.
What you should know:
- Bicycles are allowed on JPP trails – please yield to walkers and runners
- To reserve a ball field, call 732-531-2600
- Click here for information about tennis and pickleball courts. Updated 6/24/21
William F. Larkin Golf Course at Colonial Terrace is open for the 2021 season. Tee times must be reserved online or by calling the clubhouse. Check ColonialTerraceGolf.com for details and updated procedures.
Have you seen these structures in Joe Palaia Park? They are the latest addition to the many recreation activities in the Township of Ocean. Disc Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in in the country. It's fun for all ages, easy to learn and free to play! Disc sets may be borrowed from the Recreation Office. Please present your ID when borrowing discs.
See the Parks & Outdoor Facilities page for information about Disc Golf. Please note: Joe Palaia Park is a multi-use recreation area enjoyed by walkers, cyclists and runners. Players must yield to other park patrons.
Volunteer drivers are needed for Meals on Wheels. Please call 732-531-2600 to help.
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Summer Outdoor Active Recreation Information
The Department of Human Services of the Township of Ocean, comprised of the Community Services Office and the Recreation Office, provides integrated and comprehensive services that promote the welfare of the community, the positive development of youth, and the strengthening of families.
Address: 601 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Phone: (732) 531-2600 Fax: (732) 517-8567
Recreation Office/Project Extend: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Services Office: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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