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Ocean County Park, Lakewood

4.6
#230 of 280 in Parks in New Jersey
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
This magnificent facility in Lakewood has a rich and fascinating history. Ocean County Park was originally part of Financier John D. Rockefeller's vacation estate. White pine, Norway spruces, hemlock and other unique specimen trees, now mature, were imported by Rockefeller from all over the country. Tennis and picleball courts, open play fields, and even a driving range, all free of charge, appeal to adults of all ages, and children will delight in using the playgrounds or swimming in the large, clean swimming lake on hot summer days. Warm weather isn't the only time to enjoy this park, however. Transformed into a lovely and silent winter wonderland after a snowfall, it's a great site for cross-country skiing. Of course, there is no charge for casual use of the park, the beach or its other many facilities.

Ocean County Park has a large, accessible picnic facility. Reservations are available for a nominal fee for up to 600 persons. Call 1-732-506-9090 a minimum of three weeks prior to the requested date for more information. These sites fill up fast, so don't wait too long to make a reservation!

Facilities:

Bike trail, cross-country skiing, driving range, fishing,3.2 mile perimeter walking trail, open playing fields, large picnic area, playgrounds, restrooms, softball fields, swimming lake, tennis and pickleball courts, 18 hole disc golf course.

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  • Ocean County Park in Lakewood, New Jersey - what a respite from the self-isolation endured during this pandemic. Sundays more people show up at the Park, but still plenty of room in this 323 acre...  more »
  • Really nice place, silent, chill, harmony with the nature! :) Nice natural sounds and fresh air. Good for a big walk or picnic.  more »

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