Parks and Playgrounds

Cape May County Parks and Playground

parks and playgrounds

Cape May County Park & Zoo

707 Rt 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Classes: Nature
Camps: Nature
Places: Parks, Zoos
Birthdays: Party Places

HOURS: Every Day except Christmas: 10:00 AM – 3:45 PM
CALL:  (609) 465-5271

Our zoo is a major attraction to the thousands of visitors to the shore and residents alike. Families who visit our zoo are always impressed by the lush country gardens, leisurely atmosphere and extensive natural environment. Animal lovers are impressed by our collection of over 550 critters, representing over 250 species. But above all we are proud of the conscientious care our animals receive from a dedicated and caring staff.

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Avalon Recreation Fields

8th through 12th streets
Avalon, NJ
CALL:  609-967-2621

Avalon offers a variety of outdoor activities at the 8th-12th Street Recreation Fields. From baseball fields, to tennis courts and a playground there is recreational fun for everyone!

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Mitnick Park

Jonathan Hoffman Rd
North Cape May, New Jersey

Mitnick Park is located on Jonathan Hoffman Rd. in North Cape May (across from Channel Apartments). Mitnick Park has two (2) tennis courts, a basketball court, playground equipment, pavilion, benches, picnic tables and a youth soccer field.

Mindy Park

Mindy Ave
North Cape May, New Jersey

David C. Douglas, Sr. Memorial Park

Cape May Canal
North Cape May, NJ 08204


David Douglass Park is located on the canal next to the Cape May – Lewes Ferry grounds. It has pavilions, picnic tables, benches and a scenic view. Bring your fishing poles!

Wilbraham Park

Broadway & West Perry Sts.
West Cape May, NJ 08204

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Rotary Park

Bayshore Rd.
Villas, New Jersey
This is a wooded park with playground equipment, swings, benches, pavilions, restrooms, picnic tables.

Freeman S. Douglass, Jr. Memorial Park

677 Route #9
Erma, New Jersey

3 lighted fields : a football/soccer field, multi-purpose field, and a regulation size baseball field. There is also a lighted hockey rink, 3 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, concession stand, restrooms and a playground area.

Clem Mulligan Complex

Mowery Ave. between Caroline and Bates Aves.
Villas, New Jersey

Mulligan Complex has two (2) lighted basketball courts, two (2) Little League Baseball Fields, a Street Hockey Rink, jogging path, concession building, benches, picnic tables and playground equipment

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Sandcastle Park

34th & & West Avenue
Ocean City, New Jersey 08226
CALL:  609-525-9257

Ocean City Dog Park

45th & Haven Avenue
Ocean City, New Jersey 08226

Places: Parks

CALL:  609-399-6111

The 42,000 square foot park is a fenced-in, off leash, access controlled facility with three separate areas: large dog area (dogs over 30 lbs),small dog area (dogs under 30 lbs), dog runs area (all dogs). Users are requested to abide by the size limits for the small and large dog areas. Use of the large dog area by small dogs, (under 30 lbs) could be in danger of getting injured.

Corson’s Inlet State Park

Ocean City, NJ 08226
HOURS: Mon. – Sun.: 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Corson’s Inlet State Park was established by the New Jersey Legislature in the early 1960s to protect and preserve one of the last undeveloped tracts of land along the state’€™s oceanfront. The park borders Corson Inlet. The area’€™s natural habitats are teeming with wildlife established in the numerous primary and secondary sand dune systems, shoreline overwash, marine estuaries and upland areas. The park offers scenic beauty and opportunities for observing a multitude of migratory and residential wildlife species. The park itself is located in Cape May County. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.BeachesBeaches are open during the summer months.Strathmere Natural AreaThis 98-acre natural preserve is undeveloped and undisturbed sand dunes that serves as a protected nesting site for the endangered Piping Plover, the Least Tern and Black skimmers. Other shorebirds and waterfowl, such as the American Oystercatcher, various species of sandpipers, gulls, herons, sanderlings and ducks also stop during the year. Pets are not permitted in the area during the nesting season.

8th Street Playground Ocean City

8th & Haven Avenue
Ocean City, New Jersey
CALL:  609-525-9255

15th and Bay Playground

15th and Bay Streets
Ocean City, New Jersey 08226
CALL:  609-398-9274

52nd & Haven Park

52nd & Haven Avenue
Ocean City, New Jersey 08226
CALL:  609-525-9256

Benjamin Wheeler Playground

2901 West Ave
Ocean City, New Jersey

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Chadwyn Drive Park

Palermo, NJ

Amanda’s Field

10 Sunset Drive
Petersburg, New Jersey 08270

Playground Picnic Area 1.3 mile Bicycle & Jogging Path Skate Park Soccer & Multi-purpose Fields Tyler Davis Soccer Fields Men’€™s Softball Fields Indoor Baseball Facility

Mockingbird Lane Park

Mockingbird Lane
Petersburg, New Jersey

Playground & Picnic Area Basketball Court Tennis Court

Nordic Drive Park

Nordic Drive
Petersburg, New Jersey

Marla’€™s Hill Drive Park

Marla’s Hill Drive
Marmora, New Jersey

Golden Oak Lane Park

Golden Oak Lane
Beesleys Point, New Jersey

Playground & Picnic Area Basketball Court Shuffleboard Court

Webster Avenue Park

Webster Ave
Strathmere, New Jersey

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Excursion Park

JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243

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Lauradell Drive Park

Lauradell Drive
Seaville, New Jersey

Crestview Drive Park

Crestview Drive
Seaville, New Jersey

Brewhaus Lane Park

Brewhaus Lane
Seaville, New Jersey

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97th Street Playground Stone Harbor

97th Street
Stone Harbor, New Jersey
CALL:  609-368-1287.

Chelsea Place Park Stone Harbor

105th Street & 2nd Ave
Stone Harbor, New Jersey

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Fox Park

Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues
Wildwood, New Jersey 08260

Diamond Beach Park

Seaview AVe. and Rochester Ave.
Diamond Beach, New Jersey

Diamond Beach Park located at Seaview Ave. and Rochester Ave. in the Diamond Beach section of Lower Township. It has a playground, picnic benches.

Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

12001 Pacific Ave (Ocean Dr.)
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey 08260

CALL:  (609) 513-9349

To promote awareness of the Cape May Refuge and surrounding natural areas; To foster public understanding, appreciation and support of the Cape May Refuge and National Wildlife Refuge System; To advocate for the conservation and protection of wildlife, plants & their habitats in our community for the benefit of current and future generations..

Flacco Park

100 Ocean Avenue,
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey 08260
HOURS: 6:30am-10pm
CALL:  609-523-0202

Scoop Taylor Park

5800 Ocean Avenue
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey 08260
HOURS: 8am-10pm
CALL:  609-523.0203

This park has a full service playground for children ages 3 – 10, as well as two state-of-the-art full court basketball areas and a public bathroom. Parking is available.

Sunset Lake

New Jersey Ave
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

Sunset Lake is located on the bayside of Wildwood Crest and it is named for its beautiful sunsets. It is said that Sunset Lake’s sunsets are stunning enough to compete with the Florida Keys. You will need to judge them for yourself! Sunset Lake is also a center of activity where vacationers can choose from a variety of water sports. Take you pick between boating, fishing, crabbing, kayaking, and many other water related activities. Visit Lakeview Docks for access to many of the popular water activities. In addition to the water sports, Sunset Lake is host to many annual events. The Gazebo at Sunset Lake is the location of the free weekly Summer Concert Series. Just bring a blanket or a comfortable chair, sit back and enjoy a variety of music. Throughout the summer, Sunset Lake is host to craft fairs and other events including the Christmas in July Boat Parade, the Yacht Club Regatta, the Hydrofest Powerboat Races, and the Seafarers Celebration. You can also discover the Turtle Gut Park Memorial at Sunset Lake on the site of the American Revolution battle.

Centennial Park Willdwood Crest

Fern Road & Ocean Ave
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

16th Street Playground

16th and the Beach
North Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
CALL:  609-522-2955

8th Street Playground

8th & Central Avenues
North Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
CALL:  609.522.2955

Albert I Allen Memorial Park

2200 Delaware Avenue
North Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
CALL:  609-522-2955

Full service playground and features the only skate park and hockey rink on the island! Tennis courts, basketball courts, shuffleboard courts and picnic areas on site as well as an observation pier over the marshes. Skate park requires safety equipment use.

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Belleplain State Forest

County Hwy 550
Woodbine, NJ 08270
HOURS: Mon. – Sun.: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
CALL:  (609) 861-2404