Parks & Recreation

The Parks & Recreation facilities at Niantic Park are open weather permitting until October 31.  The Skate Park is open.

Courts are free  & available on first come first serve basis

Dogs on beaches:

No dogs are allowed on public beaches from May 15th through September 15th between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on Inkwell Beach between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Animals must be under control of owner and all waste properly removed.

NO dogs are allowed at Niantic Park playground.

NO bicycles, skateboards, roller blades or animals are allowed in tennis court, basketball court or pickleball court areas.

Weddings & Special Events Reservations

The Ocean Park Bandstand, East Chop Lighthouse and other park space is available for weddings and other events. Applicants must complete the appropriate event form and return it to the Parks Commissioners for review.

Applications and the $200 deposit are due 10 days prior to a Parks Commission meeting. 

Note: Sailing Camp Park is managed by the Conservation Commission:


  • Fee for small events will be determined by the Parks Commissioners
  • Fee for large events is a $1,000 per day (including set-up & take-down days)
  • Fee for Town events: varies

For all events, there will be a $200 deposit; which will be nonrefundable once application is approved by Commissioners. Balance will be due no later than 30 days prior to the event. If unable to use park area due to rain, the Park and Recreation Department will refund money except deposit.

Please review the Special Event Check List below before submitting your application to the Parks Commission. 

Note: The Park Commission retains the right to waive any and all fees

 Information regarding memorial benches can be found on the Friends of Oak Bluffs website