Parks and Recreation


If a day on the links is your cup of "tee", three area golf courses stand ready to accommodate you. Generous fairways, luxurious greens and top notch facilities beckon golfers to Lakewood's three golf courses.

Eagle Ridge Golf Club

Eagle Ridge Golf Club
2 Augusta Boulevard
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Semi-Private • Par 71

For Information | call 732-901-4900 
or visit

Lakewood Country Club

Lakewood Country Club
145 Country Club Drive
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Semi-Private • Par 72

For Information | call 732-364-8899  
or visit

Woodlake Golf and Country Club

Woodlake Golf & Country Club
25 New Hampshire Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Semi-Private • Par 72

For Information | call 732-367-4500  
or visit

Parks, Lakes & Playgrounds

Parks, Lakes and PlaygroundsWhatever your interests or your age, visitors will find Lakewood an ideal place to relax, picnic, or simply enjoy recreation of all kinds. Visitors can play or watch sports at Lakewood's many softball and soccer fields, or volleyball and tennis courts. Besides more than a dozen playgrounds, there are exercise and bike trails; on-site row boats, paddle boats, and canoe rentals; and several parks, some of which have swimming and fishing. The John F. Patrick Sports Complex, due to open in the summer of 2005, will add an additional four baseball fields and four soccer fields.

Parks Department | 732-367-6737

Lake CarasaljoLake Carasaljo
Route 9 (River Avenue)

The lake was named in the late 1800's for Carolina, Sarah and Josephine Brick, the daughters of pioneering businessman Joseph W. Brick. Found in the center of town near the Victorian shopping area, Lake Carasaljo is one of the jewels in Lakewood's crown. The lake has a perimeter of 4.5 miles and sits on 176 acres of parkland. During warmer months a wide variety of activities, including fishing, swimming, bicycling, running and picnicking, take place in and around its sparkling waters. The Lakewood Amphitheatre, just a stone's throw from the lake, is a popular venue for community events and is the perfect spot to watch July 4th fireworks. In winter, ice skaters happily glide along the lake's frozen surface.

Ocean County ParkOcean County Park
700 Route 88 (0cean Avenue)

Ocean County Park No. 1 was once the estate of John D. Rockefeller. This beautiful, 565 acre park is filled with white pine, hemlock and many unique specimen trees. The park's offerings include tennis courts, open play fields, trails, a playground for children and a pristine lake, perfect for swimming. When winter snows fall, the park becomes a mecca for cross-country skiers.

• 323 acres
• Bike trail
• Cross-country skiing
• Driving range
• Fishing
• Fitness trail
• Lake swimming
• Handicap accessible
• Off-leash dog area
• Open playing fields
• Picnic areas
• Playgrounds
• Restrooms
• Shuffleboard
• Softball field
• Tennis courts
• Volleyball courts

Lake Shenendoah County ParkLake Shenandoah County Park
Route 88 (Ocean Avenue)

If you're hooked on fishing, you'll love Lake Shenandoah County Park. Anglers have access to large piers, on-site boat rentals and a bait & tackle shop - not to mention a 100 acre lake stocked with trout. Towering oaks and pines ring the lake and foster a tranquil mood - a mood only broken when a "big one" strikes!

• 143 acres
• 100 acre lake
• Bike trail
• Boat rental
• Picnic area
• Restrooms
• Conservation area
• Fishing
• Handicap accessibility
• Playground
• Small boat launch
(electric motors only)
• 84 acre sports complex
• Largest soccer complex in New Jersey
• 6 soccer fields
• 2 softball fields
• Basketball courts

Pine ParkPine Park
500 Country Club Drive,
off County Line Road (Route 526)

Pine Park, on the northwest corner of town,was once a part of George Jay Gould's estate, the park's 149 acres now sport campgrounds and ball fields, as well as basketball, handball and tennis courts. The park often hosts large community events.

• 149 acres
• Basketball court
• Campgrounds
• Handball court
• Picnic areas
• Playgrounds
• Open areas
• Softball fields
• Tennis courts

John F Patrick Sports ComplexJohn F. Patrick Sports Complex
Vine Street

Named for former Lakewood School's Superintendent John Patrick, the 40+ acre complex hosts six soccer fields and four baseball fields, equipped with lighting for night games, ample parking, restrooms, plus a full service concession stand. The complex is the new home to the Lakewood Little League and Lakewood Soccer League.

• 40+ acre complex
• 6 soccer fields (Four lighted)
• 4 lighted playing fields for baseball and softball

Smaller Municipal Parks & Playgrounds

Canterbury Park
Canterbury Drive
Basketball, Playground
Clifton Avenue School
Between 6th & 7th Streets
Playground, Parking lot

Community Center
20 4th Street | 732-367-0040
Monday-Friday, 9AM-9PM
Basketball, Playground, Community Center building with weightroom and indoor recreation
D'zio Park
Locust Street & New Hampshire Avenue
Basketball, Baseball, Playground, Picnic area, Shelter, Parking lot
Frank Bartolf Sports Complex
Brook Road
Little League field, Playground with shelter, Football field, Picnic area, Two soccer fields, Parking lot
Head Start
East 8th Street
(between Princeton Avenue and the railroad)
Hearthstone Park
Hearthstone Drive
Playground, Baseball field, Parking lot
North Beach Park
North Lake Drive
Playground, Parking lot
Oak Street School
Oak Street
Playground, Playground with apparatus for special needs, Parking lot
Revered Clayton Park
John Street
Playground, Shelter, Softball field, Basketball
South Beach
South Lake Drive
Playground, Parking lot
Spruce Street School
Spruce Street
Playground, Basketball, Parking lot
Sunset Park
Sunset Avenue
Basketball, Baseball, Playground, Picnic area, Shelter, Parking lot

To inquire about a Park Permit Click here

To have a park added to our list, please contact us with the details.

Recreational Programs

Throughout the year, Lakewood offers a full slate of recreational programs and special activities geared to children, adults and families.
For a full listing click here

Lakewood Little LeagueLakewood Little League
Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Lakewood Little League program assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, Lakewood's Little League Baseball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.

Lakewood Little League Website

FirstEnergy Park

FirstEnergy ParkFirst Energy Park
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Directions to FirstEnergy Park

Lakewood BlueClaws
Lakewood is the home of the award-winning "Single A" Minor League baseball team, the Lakewood BlueClaws, of the South Atlantic League. The BlueClaws have won three SAL championships, 2006, 2009, and 2010. The BlueClaws, SAL affiliate of the Phillies, play their April to September season at FirstEnergy Park, located at the intersection of New Hampshire (CR 623) and Cedar Bridge Avenues (CR 528).

FirstEnergy Park is the perfect spot to take in a ballgame. It seats 6,588 fans with grass seating for up to 3,000 more. The park features 17 SkyBoxes, a brand new Kimball Medical Center Champions Club party-box which can hold up to 50 people, and two party decks. There are three picnic areas, perfect for group outings like company picnics and family reunions. Concession stands sell traditional ballpark food as well as specialty items. Fans can find the latest BlueClaws memorabilia at the team's retail store, Claws Cove.

BlueClaws tickets are reasonably priced, making a trip to FirstEnergy Park fun and affordable for the entire family. So come on out to the ballpark and cheer on Lakewood's team, the BlueClaws!

FirstEnergy ParkFor information and tickets | Call 732-901-7000
or visit

Conference Center
FirstEnergy Park is also home to 900 feet of meeting space.The Conference Center serves as a convenient meeting place for businesses and organizations in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
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