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Recreational Activities

Ocean City, Maryland’s beaches and Boardwalk are a natural attraction for children of all ages, but this tourist location is not all sand and waves. Whether you want to surf, sail, toss a ball, raise a racquet, or just spread out a picnic blanket, Ocean City, Maryland has plenty of places to play just waiting for you.

Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks

239 Ocean Parkway | Ocean Pines
410-641-7052 | www.OceanPines.org

The Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department offers an array of year-round recreational and leisure activities for all ages and interests. In addition, we offer a broad range of classes and community-wide activities and special events at one of our five community pools, Community Center, Various Parks, Two Marinas, Ocean City Beach Club and golf and tennis facilities, all open to the public.

Recreation Facilities

For sports enthusiasts, the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department operates a variety of activities to keep fit and have fun. For scheduling, fees, field and equipment rental, or information on any of the parks or activities listed below, call our Recreation and Parks Department at 410-250-0125, or visit www.OceanCityMD.gov

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 or contact the O.C. Chamber of Commerce for maps and local outfitters. 410-213-0552

Playgrounds

can be found at the 3rd St. Park, Robin Park, Little Salisbury Park, Gorman Park, North Surf Park and Northside Park. Northside Park, located on 125th St. and the bay, is Ocean City’s largest and most popular park facility. The 58-acre complex boasts three lighted softball/baseball fields, a lighted soccer field, multipurpose field, fishing lagoon, concession stands, two tot lots, picnic area, two piers, a gazebo, walking/ jogging paths, a 14,200 square foot gymnasium and a sports center annex with a 21,000 square foot multisport gym arena among other features.

The Ocean Bowl Skate Park

at 3rd Street is a popular attraction for kids. It’s the place to be for skateboarders and inline skaters. Ocean Bowl Skate Park contains a pool bowl, vert ramp, mini ramp and concrete street area. Skate Park: 3rd St. & St. Louis Ave. Open year-round. Call 410-289-2695.

Tennis, Anyone?

Set up a tennis outing for friends, family or coworkers. Reserve a court (or courts) by submitting a facility use application and a $30 down payment. Fees are $14 per court hour from 7 AM -1 PM and $10 per court hour from 1 PM – 8 PM for the Premier or Fast-Dry courts. During the off-season most facilities are available at no charge. Players must abide by posted rules.

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.

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/hour for OC residents and $30/hour for non-residents. You can also have fields lined for softball or baseball ($60 per field) or soccer, lacrosse or field hockey ($92 per field).

Up for 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 through September. Courts can be reserved for $20/hour (residents) and $25/hour (non-residents). To organize a tournament, just fill out a special events permit. There’s a $35 application fee, with a minimum reservation fee of $100/day. Restrictions apply; call 410-250-0125 for more information.

Birding

Birding and nature walks are scheduled throughout the year at Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, 410-632-2032. Delmarva Birding Weekend takes place the last weekend in April at various locations throughout Worcester County. Call for your free bird guide and checklist at 800-852-0335.

Basketball

Courts are located at 4th St. & St. Louis Ave; 94th St., Bayside; 125th St., Bayside(indoors).

Cycling

Cycle the Viewtrail 100, a 100-mile circular loop through rural Worcester County. A brochure and map accompany this trail. Also available is the Great Delmarva Bicycling Trail. This trail map offers hundreds of miles of cycling trails throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. To order, call 800-852-0335.

Hiking

A number of hiking trails exist in both the Pocomoke River State Forest and Park and at Assateague Island National Seashore. Some are handicap accessible. For a complete listing of trails, call 800-852-0335.

Rent what you need

Softball equipment bags include three bats and six balls. They can be rented for $20/day (residents) or $25/day (non residents). Bases are available for an additional $5. Volleyball equipment bags contain one net and two balls. (Standards are not included.) They can be rented for $20/day (residents) or $25/day (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. Call 410-250-0125 for more information.

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 are $30-36/hour (residents); $44-50/hour (non-residents). Extra fees may apply if you require a supervisor, or if you need equipment set up or taken down.

Water Sports You Want

Watercraft everywhere.
In OC, you can rent almost any kind of watercraft imaginable. Race across the waves on a jet ski, or glide high above with a parasail. Kayaking and canoeing are also available, in the ocean or in the tranquil bay waters.

Surf’s up – ocean and bayside.
Our waves have welcomed surfers and boogie boarders for decades. Two beaches are reserved every day for surfers; their locations rotate daily. In addition, one section of beach along the Inlet is reserved for surfers. It’s open Monday through Friday during the summer, except on July 4th.

For a list of the day’s surfing locations, plus the OC surf report, you can:

OCBP/Surfing.htm

This may not be a complete listing of recreational opportunities and facilities.

For more information, contact Worcester County Tourism Office,
P.O. Box 208, Snow Hill, MD 21863
800-852-0335 or 410-632-3110
www.VisitWorcester.org