Ocean Township is a township located in east central Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Ocean Township consists of three main unincorporated communities: Wanamassa, Oakhurst and Wayside. The township is divided into two zip codes, 07755 (Oakhurst) and 07712 (Wannamassa & Wayside, main city Asbury Park).Small portions have Allenhurst (07711) and Deal (07723) zip codes.

As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 27,291, reflecting an increase of 332 (+1.2%) from the 26,959 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,901 (+7.6%) from the 25,058 counted in the 1990 Census.

Thomas "Tom" Fitterer
Ocean Township Neighborhood Expert

(732) 890-7627
[email protected]

TOWNSHIP OF OCEAN                                   SCHOOL DISTRICT

“Meeting the needs of all students with a proud tradition of academic excellence.”





163 Monmouth Road

Oakhurst, NJ 07755

Phone: 1-732-531-5600

Ocean Township High School


550 West Park Ave.

Oakhurst, NJ 07755

Phone: 1-732-531-5650

Township of Ocean Intermediate School


1200 West Park Ave

Ocean, NJ 07712

Phone: 1-732-531-5630

Fax: 1-732-493-1891

Ocean Township Elementary School

555 Dow Ave.

Oakhurst, NJ 07755

Phone: 1-732-531-5690

Wanamassa Elementary School

901 Bendermere Ave

Ocean, NJ 07712

Phone: 1-732-531-5700

Wayside Elementary School

733 Bowne Road

Ocean, NJ 07712

Phone: 1-732-531-5710

Mayor and Council

The Township of Ocean’s five-member, non-partisan Council operate under the Council-Manager form of government. Council members serve four-year concurrent terms. The Council is elected at large with the Mayor elected among the Council members. The Council sets policy for the municipality. The Mayor presides over the Council and, as a member, has a voice and a vote in its proceedings. All present Council terms expire June 30, 2019. To read a biography on the Mayor and Council, just click on their names below.


Mayor Christopher P. Siciliano

Deputy Mayor Robert V. Acerra, Sr.

Councilwoman Donna L. Schepiga

Councilman Richard H. Long

Councilman John P. Napolitani, Sr.

Contact Information
Mayor and Council:
732-531-5000, ext. 3320

Township of Ocean 
399 Monmouth Rd.
Oakhurst, NJ 07755-1589

  • Police Department
  • Our mission is to ensure the safety and protection of both property and persons of all the inhabitants of our community. To reduce the impact of crime on the inhabitants and the adjudication of persons involved in criminal acts. To regulate and control the flow of traffic in order to facilitate the movement of persons and goods within the Township of Ocean.
  • "Those Who Dare To Enforce The Law Must Never Cease To Obey It"

Chief of Police

Steven R. Peters

Contact Information

Township Of Ocean Police Department 
399 Monmouth Road
Oakhurst, NJ 07755

Email Us:Click Here

Emergency: 9-1-1

William F. Larkin Golf Course at Colonial Terrace

1003 Wickapecko Drive
Ocean, NJ 07712

Hours: Open daily 7 am - dusk (weather permitting)
Call Us: 732-775-3636

Parks & Outdoor Facilities

The Township of Ocean is home to a number of great parks and outdoor facilities available for use.

Outdoor Facilities:

Community Pool and Tennis Facility – West Park Avenue, Oakhurst

Joe Palaia Park – Dow Avenue and Whalepond Road, Oakhurst Trail Map

Oakhurst First Aid & Fire Company Memorial Fields – off Larkin Place Oakhurst

Wanamassa Firemen’s Memorial Park –
Rte. 35 to Sunset Ave heading west- Pass Seacoast Chevrolet on left and Pepsi on right - At top of hill take a left onto Brielle Ave. - Take right onto Hopewell Ave.

Dave Dahrouge – Park Blvd. & Logan Road, Wanamassa

Wayside Park – Green Grove Road, Wayside

Indoor Facilities

Planning a birthday, wedding, or other special event?
The Township of Ocean offers a number of indoor facilities available to rent.
The following is general information about the facilities available:

WEST PARK RECREATION CENTER - West Park Avenue, Oakhurst
The facility is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. Located adjacent to the Pool and Tennis Facility, the following are the rooms available for rent:

LARGE ROOM accommodates up to 130 people. Included with this room are the following: Kitchen facilities (sink, oven, range, refrigerator) 20 tables and chairs

SMALL ROOM (Upstairs) accommodates up to 60 people. Included with this room are the following: Sink, refrigerator, 10 tables and chairs

SENIOR CENTER (Behind West Park Rec. Center) Available for drop-in use on weekdays (non-holiday) 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. when not in use for scheduled senior activities. Available senior activities may be found in the seasonal recreation brochure available at the Dept. of Human Services (601 Deal Rd.) or on-line at www.oceantwp.org

Driving Directions to the West Park Recreation Center

OAKHURST PARK MEETING ROOM - Memorial Parkway, Oakhurst

Located at Oakhurst First Aid & Fire Company Memorial Field, this facility can accommodate up to 75 people. The facility is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. Included with this room are the following:
Kitchen facilities (sink, oven, range, refrigerator), 10 tables and chairs
Driving Directions to the Oakhurst Meeting Room

Township of Ocean Library
701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
The Ocean Township Library, located at 701 Deal Road, has something for everyone. In addition to our adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction book collections, the library offers a large collection of audio and e-books. Assistance is available for putting e-books onto your personal device. There is free wireless access for those who choose to bring their own laptops or devices, or you may use the library’s computers for free Internet access. The library offers free programs for all ages including children’s story time, craft nights, adult and young adult book clubs, movies, concerts and more. There is a quiet study room as well as rooms for reading a book or one of the many available newspapers and magazines. In addition, shelves are designed to be accessible to the handicapped.
To learn more about our programs, visit www.monmouthcountylib.org or call the library at 732-531-5092.

Thomas Fitterer

Ocean Township Neighborhood Expert

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