Parks, Lakes & Playgrounds
Living & Visiting

Whatever 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.
Lake Carasaljo

Lake Carasaljo

Route 9
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 Park

Ocean County Park

700 Route 88
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 Shenandoah County Park

Lake Shenandoah County Park

Route 88
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 Park

Pine Park

500 Country Club Drive
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 Complex

John 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, 9 AM - 9 PM
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
Park Permit