Department of Human Services
Recreation & Community Services
Program Cancellation Information
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Outdoor Active Recreation - Summer Recreation Program
Registration for fall recreation programs begins Wednesday, August 12 for Ocean residents. Non-residents may sign up beginning Wednesday, 8/19 if space permits. Sign up
online with your CommunityPass account or use the registration form for in-person or mail-in registration.
Township of Ocean Community Pool Update
The Community Pool will open for the 2020 season on Monday, July 6. For more information and a membership application go to the Pool & Tennis Facility page.
Covid-19 Policies for Township Parks & Facilities, Recreation Programs and Counseling
Please read the updates below. Check back regularly for up-to-date information.
Transportation for residents age 60 and older will resume on June 1 on a limited basis. Only one rider will be permitted in the van, and face masks are required. Click here for more information.
In-Person and Telehealth Counseling for Ocean Residents
Township of Ocean Department of Human Services is offering telehealth counseling services for Ocean Township residents in addition to in-person office visits. 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. Practice social distancing and wear a mask.
What you should know:
- Practice social distancing and wear a mask
- Please follow the directional arrows on the Joe Palaia Park trails
- 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 6/18/20
- Police will be making frequent patrols through the parks and will be enforcing social distancing
William F. Larkin Golf Course at Colonial Terrace is open for the 2020 season. Tee times must be reserved online or by calling the clubhouse. Check ColonialTerraceGolf.com for details and updated procedures.
Dear Ocean Township,
Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Parents and caregivers of seniors may have questions as to how to respond to their loved one. Neighbors may be worried about residents who are on their own. Concerns for the future in regard to HSD programs may arise. Others may want to offer support and not know how to contact those in need. Although our municipal buildings have been closed to the public as of 3/16, the Department of Human Services staff is available via telephone, 732-531-2600, Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:30 p.m. to respond to your questions and concerns. If you or someone you care about is struggling emotionally, our counselors are available to talk on the phone and discuss resources available.
Please do not hesitate to reach out and let us know how we may help. Together, we will cope with this stress, support our community, and be stronger for it.
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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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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