We have our winners for the 2014 Dog of The Year Contest


Tails were wagging as 2nd Runner up Eloise Eugenia was called to the Podium, then Pi was announced as 1st Runner up and

ALBERT was declared to be the winner!!!

Look in the CurrentContest tab to view the dogs and their biographies!!



All donations are used for the upkeep and promotion of the dog park.


We are currently looking for Board Members!  

If interested, please attend our next meeting at the Ocean City Free Public Library, room 116,

on November 12th at 5pm.



***************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.


   Paw Pass Application

  • Cost
    • • Cape May County Resident - $30 yearly
    • • Non-Resident - $40 yearly
    • • Visitor - $10 weekly
  • 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
    • application
    • 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
  •  Additional information from City - (609) 399-6111


Applications for Board Membership in the Ocean City Dog Park Association are being accepted NOW





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Why are you interested in serving on the Ocean City Dog Park Association Board?




Signature                                                                         Date

Please mail completed application to OCDPA, PO Box 145, Ocean City NJ 08226, email to oceancitydogpark@gmail.com or return to a current board member. 

Thank you in advance for your interest.



Mission Statement:

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.


***Meet Dog of Year 2012 Winners ***

Don't forget to renew your Paw Pass for 2012!