Your navigation through parks and recreational sites in Ocean County is now easier than ever before thanks to a new app.

The app is available for free in the Apple Store as well as Google App and will help visitors get the most out of their trips to any of the 27 county parks.

To find the app, search for “Ocean County Parks” in the app store or Google Play.

“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, said. “This will make accessing park information much easier for our residents and visitors.”

When you use the app you'll be able to access a number of features:

  • “Find a Park” which will allow you to easily locate a county park, obtain directions, phone numbers and park information.
  • “Things to Do” to find information such as where to fish, crab, hike, and bike, or where playgrounds, beaches, and tennis courts are located.
  • “Events” to view things such as special events, program guides and more.
  • “Golf Course” to view information regarding the two county golf courses and set up tee times.
  • “Trail Maps” which include the maps to navigate all 27 county parks.
  • “Where Am I” which will have latitude and longitude coordinates of your location for hiking purposes, as well as a direct line to Ocean County Security dispatch in the event of a lost hiker.

The app also includes the Department of Parks and Recreations’ Rules and Regulations, registration forms, the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund, and the department’s website.

You can find all of the department’s contact information there as well.

“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 1-877-OC PARKS.

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