33 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
(732) 341-1000, ext. 8202

Mailing Address: 
Post Office Box 728,
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-0728

Gail Catania
Purchasing Agent


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The Purchasing Division falls under the Department of Administration headed by the business administrator The Division requires a Purchasing Agent who meets the qualifications necessary for Qualified Purchasing Agent. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to preparing and enforcing specifications for the purchase of materials and supplies for purchases which require public bidding or solicitation of quotations in accordance with the NJ Local Public Contracts Law and Township Code; advertise for bids and seek quotations for the purchase of materials and supplies and make appropriate recommendations to the Township Council; prepare contractual and related documentation and supervise the execution and performance of the same; arrange and supervise the sale of Township property no longer needed for public use pursuant to law; and supervise and administer all joint purchasing agreements between the Township and other contracting units of the State of New Jersey.


Helpful Links:

Notice to Bidders
Bid Tabulations
Request for Proposals



To register for bids or for more information, please call the Purchasing Division at 732-341-1000 ext. 8202 or reach us by email at


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Soccer Field Locations

Bayside Park (Bay Boulevard - Ortley Beach)

Lighted basketball courts, handball courts, shuffleboard courts, tennis courts, tot lot

Bey Lea  Golf Course (Bay Avenue and Oak Street)

Bey Lea Golf Course is a professional 18-hole golf course. The facility is home to several leagues, tournaments and local high school teams. The course can be directly reached at (732) 349-0566

Bey Lea Park (North Bay Avenue/Route 571)

Lighted basketball courts, tennis courts, soccer fields, group picnic areas, tot lot

Chadwich Beach Park (Strickland Boulevard)

Lighted basketball courts, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, tot Lot

Dear Hollow Park (Deer Lane)

Basketball courts, tot Lot

Huddy Park (Water Street)

Historic sites, picnic benches, gazebo stage, site of special events

Money Island (Keats Avenue)

Tot lot , picnic benches, Bay Beach

Oak Avenue Park (Oak Avenue)

Castle Park Playground and soccer fields

Ortley Beach (Ocean Avenue)

Ortley Beach is a mile-long stretch of public ocean beach that is utilized by thousands of residents annually. The beach is guarded by certified lifeguards from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year.

Riverwood Park (Riverwood Drive & Whitesville Road)

Basketball, soccer fields, group picnic areas, hiking, camping, fishing, playground, tot lot

Shelter Cove (Bay Avenue)

Lighted soccer fields, lighted softball fields, liighted tennis courts, street hockey, tot lot, bayfront-beach

Silverton Park (Maine Street)

Basketball, softball field, tot lot

Skyview Park (Vaughn Avenue)

Lighted basketball courts, softball field, tot lot, street hockey

Weatherly Park (Weston Drive)

Basketball court, tot lot

Winding River Park - North End (Oak Ridge Parkway)

Lighted softball fields, bike trail, tot lot, hiking, group picnic areas

Winding River Park- South End (Route 37 West)

Lighted softball fields, bike trail, tot lot, hiking, group picnic areas

Winding River Skating Center (Oak Ridge Parkway)

Winding River is comprised of both an outdoor ice rink and a new indoor-ice rink, providing outstanding programs throughout the year. The rinks are home to public skating, various youth and adult hockey leagues, figure skating and several  teen events during the school year. The skating center can be  reached at (732) 244-0720.

YMCA (Whitty Road)

Softball fields

1810 Warren Pointe Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (732) 341-1000, ext. 8415
Fax: (732) 288-2896

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Jared Tate, Director (732) 341-1000, ext. 8418

Recreation Program Staff

Jim Bowen, Program Manager (732) 341-1000 ext. 8788

Charlene Cruoglio, Clerk/Bookkeeper (732) 341-1000, ext. 8411

Jaime Hawks, Cashier Clerk (732) 341-1000, ext. 8415

Bey Lea Golf Course

Joe Kinlin, Superintendent (732) 341-1000, ext. 8426

Robert Edenfield, Clubhouse Manager (732) 341-1000, ext. 8427

Bob Romano, Assistant Clubhouse Manager (732) 341-1000, ext. 8427

Tracy Laski, Clerk/Typist (732) 341-1000, ext. 8426

Winding River Ice Rink

Dean Marusic, Program Manager (732) 341-1000, ext. 8488

Eddie Casler, Assistant Manager (732) 341-1000, ext. 8488

Daryl Clark, Secretary (732) 341-1000, ext. 8488


The Department of Recreation is responsible for providing a comprehensive public recreation program for the residents of Toms River Township. Under the direction and leadership of Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher and Members of Township Council, the department continues to offer affordable recreational opportunities for residents of all ages. The department is comprised of five separate divisions: General Recreation Programs, Cultural Affairs, Beaches, Bey Lea Golf Course Utility, and Winding River Ice Rink Utility. The department is now offering an expanded summer camp program, family trips, and special events such as the 1st Annual Easter Show. Toms River Township is the only municipality in the State of New Jersey that manages an oceanfront beach, a golf course, an ice rink, and first class playground facilities. Each division is staffed by experienced and dedicated recreation professionals who are devoted to making the Toms River Recreation Department the best public recreation program in the State of New Jersey.

The staff is committed to providing Toms River Township residents with a comprehensive leisure service delivery system. The benefits of parks and recreation are endless:

Be Happier Feel Great
Reduce Stress Increase Community Pride
Protect the Environment Build Family Unity
Build Self-Esteem Reduce Crime
Decrease Health Care Costs Boost Economy

So come out and play! Enjoy what we have to offer and let us know what type of facilities and programs you would like in Toms River Township.


Mission Statement:
The mission of the Toms River Township Department of Recreation is to enhance the quality of life in Toms River Township by providing the best possible recreational facilities, open natural spaces and programs for its citizens.

Statement of Philosophy:
The primary service of the Toms River Township Department of Recreation is to provide opportunities for enriching the lives and meeting the recreational needs of Toms River Township residents. The expressed purpose of the department is to maintain and develop facilities and programs that provide a well-rounded, wholesome program of leisure time activities for the people residing in the community. The department will continually strive to make available to the people public property that has recreational value. The department also recognizes and strives to implement the joint use of public property for the multi-purpose and financial advantages it has for residents of the community.

Goals and Objectives:
Promote community involvement and actively seek input in the planning, operation and participation of the department.
Allow for an orderly growth, acquisition and development of the physical and natural resources, and to utilize the natural characteristics of the land, when evaluating its potential for parks and recreation purposes.
Provide training and development courses for all staff and volunteers to help maximize their effectiveness in providing valuable recreational experiences for residents.
Effectively coordinate the department with other Township departments, organizations, and schools to improve the overall service to the community.
Offer comprehensive, quality recreational programming aimed at satisfying the needs of varying age levels, physical abilities and special interests.
Act as a community resource for residents seeking information regarding all recreation and park related programs within Toms River Township and the surrounding area.
Maintain and improve the appearance and safety of our parks and facilities at the highest level of available resources.
Provide efficient and effective leadership and coordination for quality recreational and leisure activities for the community.


2018 Beach and Pool Badge Information

Click Here


Spring Programs

Please Click Here for Our 2018 Spring Brochure


Summer Programs

Recreation Summer 2018 Brochure


Fall Programs

2018 Fall Brochure for Recreation


Winter Programs

Recreation Brochure Winter 2019



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Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc
New Online Registration Process

1505 North Bay Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753

Adam Silversmith, Division Manager
732-341-1000 ext. 8436

JoAnn Benson, Director of Health & Human Services
(732) 341-1000 x8434

Office Hours

After School Program 8:30-6pm
Summer Program 8:30-4:30pm

Youth Services offers residents of Toms River a safe, supervised, inexpensive alternative for childcare through the After School Care and Summer Camp Programs. 

The programs at Youth Services offer children a well-rounded environment emphasizing respect and encompassing activities to exercise the body, mind and spirit. Our working parents tell us about the positive influence that the Youth Services Program has had in their daily lives. Many parents tell us they have had the stress of securing safe affordable childcare removed. Youth Services has an overall positive effect on quality of life in our community.


Toms River Youth Services After-School Program 

Don’t miss the opportunity to sign your child up for our Toms River Youth Services After-School Program.  To be eligible for the After-School Care Program:

1) Both parents or single parent must work
2) Children must be between the ages of 6 to 12 (must have completed Kindergarten)
3) Children must be picked up by 6 pm
4) Must be residents of Toms River Township 

The fees are: 5 day program $150/month. 

Youth Services can accommodate 80 children, on a first come, first served enrollment basis.  Transportation is arranged by the Toms River School System to transport from these schools directly to Youth Services: Hooper Avenue Elementary, North Dover Elementary, Walnut Street Elementary, Intermediate North & Intermediate East.  The After-School Program includes:  educational assistance, peer interactions, arts & crafts, snacks, educational in-services, TV time and outside activities when the weather permits

Registration begins online August 1st at 6pm.  Visit and under the “Main Menu” click “downloads” and scroll down to “Youth Services” for Registration and Babysitter forms.  Please call Youth Services at 732-341-1000 ext. 8436 for more information. 

Families must create an account for all Youth Services program at and choose “Toms River” in the drop down box.  Below are brief instructions on how to access the online system: 

1) Log on to
2) Click on “Create an account for your family now”
3) Complete the account information and click “submit”
4) Click on “Register Now” to begin registering for programs
5) View Youth Service programs and click to register

Follow the instructions on the resulting pages to add individuals to your family account and register for all programs available from Toms River. Depending on the age, grade or gender of the members of your family account, the system will display the programs that each family member is eligible for (i.e., a 6-year old will be eligible for Summer Camp Group 1 and Groups 1/2 trips only).

Summer Camp Program:

Days are filled with games, sports, arts and crafts, trips, celebrations and our annual talent show.  Registration will start on April 1, 2018 at 6PM.  All registrations and trip sign ups will take place online.  The fee is $425.00 plus trip costs.  Children must be between the ages of 6 and 11 at the time of registration and residents of Toms River.  Proof of age and residence may be required.  The 8-week camp will begin June 25, 2018.

Please check our web site at for regular updates.

If you have any questions please call Youth Services at 732-341-1000 ext. 8436.


Parent Resources

Alcoholism and Drug Council of Ocean, ADACO
Community Medical Center, The Center for Kids and Family
National Institute of Health
Ocean County Crisis
Youth Services of America

The Department of Youth Services is pleased to announce the launching of our new online payment system for
our After School and Summer programs.

Please go to and select Toms River as your community and click
continue. From the next page you can either create or log into your account.


For more information regarding this new process, please contact the Department of Youth Services at
(732) 341-1000, x8436.

Game links

Fit Kidz Program with Mr. Scott the Music Man

Local Events

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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 728,
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-0728
Town Hall located at:
33 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753