Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Parks & Playgrounds in Ocean City, MD

When you visit Ocean City, Maryland, the beach isn't the only place to play. You'll find a wonderful array of parks, playgrounds and sports venues offering everything from peaceful picnic areas and tot lots to professional-quality tennis courts. Spend a leisurely day fishing or crabbing - there's even a park where dogs can play.

For more information on scheduling, fees, field and equipment rental, or information on any of the parks or activities listed below, call the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department at (410) 250-0125 or visit their website here.

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  • Pets can play, too!

    Animals are allowed on the beach or boardwalk at any time from October 1st to April 30th. Dogs must be leashed at all times and the owner is responsible for removing any waste.

    Visit the newly upgraded Ocean City Dog Playground year-round! The dog playground is a fully-fenced area designed to give dogs a safe space to run and enjoy the outdoors in Ocean City! The Dog playground is the only permitted area to let your dog off-leash within the town limits.

    For park hours and information about purchasing an access pass, call OC Recreation and Parks at (410) 250-0125. Weekly and annual passes are available. Please note that all dogs must have a valid license and a current rabies vaccination certificate from a certified veterinarian.


  • Biking, hiking, canoeing and more!

    There's so much to do outdoors in the OC area. For maps and information on bike routes, hiking trails, boating and more, check out www.visitworcester.org.


  • Up for some volleyball?

    The Dorchester Beach Volleyball Park (between Dorchester and Talbot Streets, just off the boardwalk) offers 10 public courts for pick-up games from June to September. Courts can be reserved for $20.00 an hour for OC residents and $25.00 an hour for non-residents.

    To organize a tournament, just fill out a special events permit. There's a $35.00 application fee, with a minimum reservation fee of $100.00 a day. Restrictions apply. Call (410) 250-0125 for more information.


  • Tennis, everyone?

    Set up a tennis outing for friends, family or co-workers. Reserve a court (or courts) by submitting a facility use application and a $30.00 down payment. Fees are $14.00 per court hour from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and $10.00 per court hour from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the Premier or Fast-Dry courts. During the off-season most facilities are available at no charge. Players must abide by posted rules.

    Ocean City Tennis Center (61st Street): 6 Premier Courts / 3 Fast-Dry Clay Courts

    Little Salisbury Park (94th Street): 2 Hard Courts

    Gorman Park (136th Street): 1 Hard Court

    Our Tennis Center, an official USTA Welcome Center, boasts six Premier courts and 3 Lee Fast-Dry clay courts. The Premier Court cushioned system greatly reduces stress and fatigue on your back and knees, yet gives the true bounce of a hard court. It's been featured in Davis Cup, Federation Cup, ATP and WTA tournaments. If you're a soft-court enthusiast, the Lee Fast-Dry is the best available.

    Tennis Center courts can be reserved May 15th to Sept 15th, with some Premier courts open year-round. On-site parking, lighted courts, restrooms and a pro shop are available.


  • Take the field

    Sports fields can be reserved by the hour, based on availability. Additional fees apply for lighting or other special requests. The cost is $25.00 an hour for OC residents and $30.00 an hour for non-residents. You can also have fields lined for softball or baseball ($60.00 per field) or soccer, lacrosse or field hockey ($92.00 per field).


  • Rent what you need

    Softball equipment bags include three bats and six balls. They can be rented for $20.00 a day for OC residents or $25.00 a day for non residents. Bases are available for an additional $5.00.

    Volleyball equipment bags contain one net and two balls (Standards are not included). They can be rented for $20.00 day for OC residents or $25.00 a day for non residents.

    The Downtown Recreation Complex offers fields for youth baseball and softball and adult softball and soccer.

    Northside Park offers a softball/baseball/soccer field and multi-purpose open space.


  • Hit our gyms

    Want to reserve a gym for friends, family or co-workers? Two full gymnasiums and four indoor basketball courts are available at Northside Park. These gyms can also be used for volleyball or indoor soccer. Reservation fees range from $30.00 to $36.00 an hour for OC residents and $44.00 to $50.00 an hour for non-residents. Extra fees may apply if you require a supervisor, or if you need equipment set up or taken down.


  • When the kids want to play

    Additional playgrounds are located at 3rd Street Park, Robin Park, Little Salisbury Park, Gorman Park and North Surf Park.

    The Ocean Bowl Skate Park on 3rd Street boasts a pool bowl, vert ramp, mini ramp and concrete street area - perfect for skateboarders and inline skaters.

    For kids who prefer to raise a racquet, the Ocean City Tennis Center at 61st Street (bayside) serves up Premier courts, Lee Fast-Dry Clay courts - and two pee-wee courts for players age 8 and under. The Tennis Center also offers junior camps in the summer.


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