OC offers fun sports you won't want to miss! 

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. Not to mention our 17 championship golf courses that are kept in pristine condition all year long. Also check out our list of indoor activities for never ending fun at the beach!

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 Here.

Which park offers what?

For the activity of your choice, check below.

/files/managed/images/oceancitymarylandsports.jpgBall field: 3rd Street Park, Downtown Recreation Complex, Northside Park
Basketball: 3rd Street Park, Little Salisbury Park
Crabbing/Fishing: Inlet Park, Downtown Recreation Complex, 9th Street Fishing Pier, Convention Center Park, Jamestown Park, Northside Park, Sunset Park
Dog Park: 94th Street, bayside (access pass required)
Northside Park
Jogging: Northside Park
Playground: 3rd Street Park, Robin Park, Little Salisbury Park, Northside Park, Gorman Park, North Surf Park, Downtown Recreation Complex
Raquetball: Gorman Park
Skating : 3rd Street Park
Surfing: 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.
Tennis: 3rd Street Park, Ocean City Tennis Center, Little Salisbury Park, Gorman Park. Town of Ocean City operates three (3) tennis sites which host free play, first-come, first-serve courts. These sites include 3rd Street and St. Louis Avenue, 94th Street and Bayside, and Gorman Park on 136th Street and Derrickson Avenue (Bayside).
Trails: Fiesta Park
Volleyball: Dorchester Volleyball Park
Kayaking and canoeing are allowed in most waters. Jet skis and other personal watercraft must obey Beach Patrol safety rules.


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.

Up for volleyball?

VOLLEYBALL COURTS (available June-September)
There are 6 courts which are located between 2nd & 12th Streets. Beach Volleyball courts may be reserved for $35/hour/court for residents and $42/hour/court for nonresidents. Large groups and tournament organizers may elect to complete a special events permit. Cost is $35 to process application, with a minimum reservation fee of $100/day. Restrictions apply. Please call 410-250-0125 for more information.

 Tennis, everyone?

Raise a racquet with a group of your tennis pals. Large groups wishing to reserve a tennis facility may do so upon submitting a $35 down Payment and completing a facility use application. Fees are $14 per court hour from 7a.m.-1 p.m. and $10 per court hour from 1p.m.-8 p.m. for either the Premier or Fast-Dry courts. During the off-season most facilities are available for play at no charge with all participants to abide by posted rules.

  • Ocean City Tennis Center (61st Street): 6 Premier Courts / 3 Fast-Dry Clay Courts
  • Little Salisbury Park (94th Street): 2 Hard Courts
  • Gorman Park (136th Street): 1 Hard Court
  • Downtown Recreation Complex (3rd Street): 2 Hard Courts

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 tournaments. If you're a soft-court enthusiast, the Lee Fast-Dry is the best available.

Tennis Center information, fees and hours can be found Here.

Take the field.

If you need some open space to swing a bat, kick or pass a ball, play dodge ball, or just run around, Ocean City has a place for you. Field space may be reserved by the hour with additional fees attached for lights and special requests. Call for details. The reservation fee is $40/hour for residents and $48/hour for nonresidents. You may also have the fields lined for $82 per field (softball or baseball). The soccer, lacrosse, and hockey lining cost $140 per field.

Downtown Recreation Complex: Softball field

Northside Park: Softball/Baseball/Soccer field and Multipurpose Open Space

Rent what you need.

Play ball! Special sport bags with softball and volleyball equipment are available for use. The softball equipment bag includes three bats and six softballs. It does not include bases or gloves. The volleyball equipment bag includes two volleyball nets, two sand boundary markers and two volleyballs. It does not include standards. The fee for each of the equipment bags is $30/day for residents and $35/day for nonresidents.

  • 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.


Download our Facility Rental Form

The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department may have just what you need from equipment reservations and fields, to picnic areas and volleyball courts. Most facilities are located within our Town’s five square miles, so you hardly have to leave your backyard! Call (410) 250‑0125 to find the right place for your next event.

You can reserve the community room at Northside Park for a recreation program or community group meeting or function for $40-$45/hour for residents and $45-$52/hour for nonresidents. There may be additional charges for a supervisor, setups, breakdowns, etc.


Hit our gyms.

Want to reserve a gymnasium for a game of indoor basketball, volleyball, or soccer against your friends, relatives, or co-workers? We have four basketball courts or two full gymnasiums available at Northside Park. The fee for reserving each court is $40-$47/hour for residents and $59-64/hour for nonresidents. The fee to reserve a whole gymnasium is $78-$84/hour for residents and $112-$116/hour for non-residents. There may be additional charges for a supervisor, setups, breakdowns, etc.

When the kids want to play.

Ocean City children's playgroundNorthside Park on 125th Street (bayside) is OC's largest. The complex features three lighted softball/baseball fields, a lighted soccer field and two large gymnasiums. Tot lots, a fishing lagoon and walking/jogging paths are also available.

Additional playgrounds are located at 3rd Street Park, Robin Park, Little Salisbury Park, German Park and North Surf Park.

The Ocean Bowl Skate Park on 3rd Street boasts a pool bowl, vert ramp, mini ramp and concrete street area - perfect for skateboarders and inline skaters.

For kids who prefer to raise a racquet, the Ocean City Tennis Center at 61st Street (bayside) serves up Premier courts, Lee Fast-Dry Clay courts - and two pee-wee courts for players age 8 and under. The Tennis Center also offers junior camps in the summer.

There's probably a park near you!

INLET PARK: Inlet Park, at the southern end of OC, features a boardwalk complete with viewing binoculars that offer views of beautiful Assateague Island. A distinctive Native American structure and the town's time capsule are found here. The future bayside boardwalk will start here as well.

ENTRY PARK: A beautiful, welcoming place on North Division Street directly at the foot of the Harry Kelley (U.S. 50) Bridge, Entry Park is the home to the marlin sculpture and fountain.

DORCHESTER BEACH VOLLEYBALL PARK: Ten public courts are available for pick-up play during summer daylight hours at this park, between Dorchester and Talbot Streets off the boardwalk.

DOWNTOWN RECREATION COMPLEX: Located between 3rd and 4th streets, bayside, the complex offers a lighted multipurpose ball field along the bay, a small field for youth softball games, and a playground area. There are plenty of basketball courts and two lighted tennis courts. The popular Ocean Bowl Skate Park is also located here. Directly on the bay, Chicago Avenue's Victorian-themed "Promenade" area is an excellent spot for fishing and crabbing.

NINTH STREET FISHING PIER: This well-maintained pier offers anglers convenient fish-cleaning tables equipped with hoses.

ROBIN PARK: Off of 28th Street and Robin Drive, this small park is geared to younger children, offering picnic areas, a playground and open space.

CONVENTION CENTER PARK: Located on 41st Street and Bayside, Convention Center Park provides a pier along the bay for fishing and crabbing.

OCEAN CITY TENNIS CENTER: The Ocean City Tennis Center, located on 61st Street Bayside, features six Premier and three Lee Fast-Dry Clay courts. Junior activities, leagues, and clinic play are centered here.

LITTLE SALISBURY PARK: At 94th Street (bayside), it's home to the Ocean City Art League, two hard tennis courts, a basketball court and a playground.

JAMESTOWN PARK: OC's newest landscaped promenade off of Jamestown Road (116th St.) is the perfect site for a restful stroll.

NORTHSIDE PARK: At 125th Street and the Bay, Northside Park is Ocean City's largest and most popular. This 58-acre complex includes three lighted softball/baseball fields, a lighted soccer field, a multipurpose field, a fishing lagoon, a foot bridge, concession stands, two playgrounds, picnic area, two piers, a gazebo, walking/jogging paths, and a large building with a 14,200 square foot gymnasium, kitchen, community room, conference room, patio, sitting areas, and annex with a 21,000 square foot multi-sport sports arena.

GORMAN PARK at 136th Street and Bayside, just off Derrickson Avenue, is home to a Premier tennis court, a three-wall racquetball court, a pavilion and a playground.

FIESTA PARK: A wooded park at 141st Street and Bayside, featuring nature trails and a picnic area.

NORTH SURF PARK: Adjacent to North Surf Road (left off 142nd Street), North Surf's shade trees and tot lot are a favorite family destination.

SUNSET PARK: You'll find OC's newest park on South Division Street west of South Philadelphia Avenue. The promenade features native shore plants and a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, Assateague Island, Sinepuxent Bay and the West Ocean City Commercial Fishing Harbor.  The stage is a perfect setting for summer and fall concerts. Sunset Park is also ideal for crabbing and fishing.