Ocean County Parks And Recreation Releases New App

The app is available in the Apple Store and Google Play. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

TOMS RIVER – Visitors to any one of the county’s 27 parks now have recreational information available on their smart devices.

The county launched a new, free app, available in the Apple Store and Google Play, which will help them get the most out of each visit to Ocean County parks.

The app can be found by searching “Ocean County Parks” in each online store.

“With parks from Point Pleasant Beach all the way down to Tuckerton, you are sure to find an adventure near you with the help of downloading the app,” Ocean County Freeholder Director Virginia E. Haines, who is the liaison to the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation. “This will make accessing park information much easier for our residents and visitors.”

Stanley Tip Seaman County Park in Tuckerton. (Photo courtesy Ocean County Parks)

The app features:

  • “Find a Park,” with directions, phone numbers and park information
  • “Things to Do,” with information on fishing, crabbing, hiking and biking, and where playgrounds, beaches, and tennis courts are located
  • “Events,” with information on special events and program guides
  • “Golf Course,” for information on the county’s two golf courses and set up tee times
  • “Trail Maps,” which feature maps of all 27 county parks
  • “Where Am I,” which provides coordinates of the visitor’s location and a direct line to Ocean County Security dispatch in the event of a lost hiker

“Our Department of Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, special events and educational programs throughout the county parks, golf courses, nature centers, and conservation areas,” Haines said. “Not only is the app more convenient to access information, but it will also be a great tool in case of an emergency.”

For more information about the app, call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 877-OC PARKS.

Cattus Island County Park in Toms River. (Photo courtesy Ocean County Parks)