Getting ready for another summer at the Ocean City Dog Park
Board members are working with the City to get more sand brought into the park. As everyone knows, this past winter has been rough and city crews have had their hands full with road work and city repairs.
Also on the agenda is adding ornamental shrubs and grasses around the perimeter of the park and the raised garden inside the large dog side.
Lastly, we are researching information on building a gazebo in the back of the large dog park to balance out the use of the park.
It is official!
We will be holding the DOG OF THE YEAR CROWNING this November 1st
at the Bayside Center at 520 Bay Ave. OC.
Applications for dog contestants are available around the city at the:
Visitor's Center on 9th St
Community/Aquatic Center on Simpson Ave.
City Hall on Asbury Ave.
Animal House Pet Store on Asbury Ave.
Donna Gay Dillon Shop on Asbury Ave
Deadline for submission of applications is June 15th.
Contest will run from July 27th through September 22nd.
The public will be able to vote for their favorite dog through cash donations.
Popcorn tubs decorated with each contestants' information will be spread around the businesses in
Ocean City and neighboring communities.
All donations are used for the upkeep and promotion of the dog park.
We are currently looking for Board Members!
If interested, please mail your information to: OCDPA, PO Box 145, Ocean City NJ 08226.
***************About Our Park***************
Ocean City Dog Park is located at 45th Street & Haven Avenue
The Dog Park is an access controlled fenced-in, off leash recreation area for dogs where well behaved canine citizens can interact, exercise and play in a clean, safe and secure environment.
The 42,000 square foot park with sandy soil ground cover has three separate areas: large dog area (dogs over 25 lbs), small dog area (dogs under 25 lbs) and dog run area for all dogs.
Park facilities include double gated entrance and unleash area with secure electronic locking gates, shared pavilion in small and large dog area with picnic table in each area, open shed shelters, sitting benches, water fountains for dogs and owners, "pooper scooper" dispensers and disposable bags, trash and recycling containers, several inoperable fire hydrants for doggie relief, interactive play equipment, a Port-a-Potty, free off street parking lot and a designated handicap area.
Park hours are from 8 am to dusk, 7 days a week, year round.
Directions: When heading southbound on West Avenue, make a right hand turn onto 45th Street and proceed approximately 1/4 of a block until you see the Dog Park on your right along with a parking area where Handicap parking is available. Signs have been placed on West Avenue in both directions denoting the location of the Park
An access card, or "Paw Pass" is required to gain entry into the park. For more information on how to obtain an access card please see below.
♦ Expiration Date - One year from date of issue
♦ Hours of Operation - 8:00 am to dusk, weather and conditions permitting year round
♦ Applications and Paw Passes can be obtained from the receptionist as you enter at: Ocean City City Hall
831 Asbury Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
♦ Open Monday to Friday from 9 am - 4 pm or
♦ Download Application above and mail
♦ proof of current license information
♦ rabies vaccination certificate plus
♦ check or money order made payable to City of Ocean City to the above address
♦ Enclose self addressed stamped envelope to have it sent directly to yourself
Paw Passes can also be obtained at the Aquatic Center (17th and Simpson) on weekends year round.
Saturday - 7 am - 6 pm and Sunday - 9am - 6 pm
Applications for Board Membership in the Ocean City Dog Park Association are being accepted now.
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Tell us a little about yourself or attach your resume:
Why are you interested in serving on the Ocean City Dog Park Association Board?
Please mail completed application to OCDPA, PO Box 145, Ocean City NJ 08226, email to email@example.com or return to a current board member.
Thank you in advance for your interest.
To create a fenced-in, off-leash dog park where well behaved canine citizens can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife.
To develop a beautiful and well-maintained space open to dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park's rules and regulations.
To view the park as a community project in partnership with the County of Cape May and the City of Ocean City designed to satisfy the needs of dog owners and non-dog owners alike.
To promote education, training and recreational activities that facilitate responsible dog ownership and better-behaved dogs through the use of volunteers and professional dog trainers.
OCDPA is a non profit 501(c)3 organization.