General Information
Recreation Dept
Tina Prickett
Special Events
Donna Peterson
Phone Numbers
Fax: 609-823-7990
Emergencies: Dial 911
6201 Atlantic Avenue

Ventnor City,

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm


Chess Camp Coming to Ventnor Library July 25-29, 2022

There is still time to register for Chess Camp for your children July 25-29th at the Ventnor Library. Open to ages 7-12.   Click here to download the registration form.

Ventnor Yard Sale To Be Held on June 11-12, 2022

The Annual Ventnor Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, 2022.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

Click here to download the map and list of participating addresses. 

Questions or inquiries, please contact the Recreation Department at (609) 823-7950.

Pickleball and Tennis Courts Closed for Tournaments June 10-12 and July 30

Please be aware that the Ventnor City Pickleball Courts and Tennis Courts will be closed to the public for two upcoming tournaments on the following dates:

June 10, 11, and 12 - VPAC Tournament

July 30 - Funky Pickle Tournament 

Thank you for your cooperation! 

Registration Open for 50th Annual Ventnor Mile on July 3, 2022

Join us for the 50th Annual Ventnor Mile Run and Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 3, 2022!

Registration - 6 p.m.

Race Begins - 7 p.m. 

Check in at New Haven and the Boardwalk

Post-Race Awards Ceremony will feature a Live Music Performance by The Exceptions, Popsicle Eating Contest sponsored by SunDaze, and more! 


Pre-registration May 1- June 19: $15 ages 11 & up; children under 11 yrs, $10
After June 20: $20 ages 11 & up; children under 11yrs, $15


Online registration closes at 3 p.m. on July 3rd

Downbeach Surf Camp Filled for 2022

The popular Downbeach Surf Camp has filled for the 2022 summer season! We appreciate your enthusiasm for this program and look forward to welcoming you again in 2023.

Ventnor Recreation Sports Camps Open for 2022


1. June 27-July 1 – Mixed Games and Sports 

2. July 5-8 – Soccer/Deck Hockey (no camp on July 4) 

3. July 11-15 – Beach/Tennis at Suffolk Avenue 

4. July 18-22 – Basketball 

5. July 25-29 – Flag Football 

6. August 1-5 – Baseball/Softball 

7. August 8-12 – Games Week/Waterpark Trip

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Must bring snacks, drinks, and lunch

Unless otherwise noted, all activities take place at the Ventnor Educational Community Complex (VECC), 400 N Lafayette Avenue, Ventnor NJ 08406  

Download Registration Form

Now Hiring Facilities and Recreation Director

The City of Ventnor is hiring a Facilities and Recreation Director. Could that be you?

This position will serve under the direction of the Public Works Superintendent and will be responsible for providing managerial leadership, administrative and financial direction, as well as directing the planning, development and operation of recreation, leisure services programs and facilities.

Download Job Description 

Please direct letter of interest and resume to City Clerk, Lisa Hand at by 11/30/21.  Please put in subject line Facilities and Recreation Director position.

Ventnor Pirate Football & Cheer Sign Ups

Want to be a part of the Pirate Family? Register online today!

Register by June 30 to get the EARLY BIRD registration rate of $75. Registration increases July 1 to $90.

For Cheerleading:

For Football:

Ventnor Pirate Football Speed and Agility Clinic Scheduled for Saturday, June 26

The Ventnor Pirate Football Speed and Agility Clinic will take place Saturday, June 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The FREE clinic is for children currently in grades K-7 from Ventnor, Margate, Longport and Atlantic City. The Holy Spirit High School Spartan State Championship Team is hosting.

The clinic will be held at Pirate Football Field at 311 N. Surrey Avenue.

Contact is you have questions.

Community Yard Sale Map for June 12-13

Ventnor will host a Community Yard Sale over the weekend of June 12 and 13, 2021. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

Click here to download the map and list of participating addresses. 

49th Annual Ventnor Mile Coming July 2

Save the date for the 49th Annual Ventnor Mile and Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 2, 2021!

Race will be held rain or shine at Newport Avenue and the Boardwalk.

1 Mile Run will be a point to point event all on the Boardwalk. Event will begin at 7:00pm at the Swarthmore Ave and Boardwalk.  Finish line will be near Somerset and Boardwalk. (Start will depending on the wind direction on race day then we may change the direction of the run.)

PRICE: Cost will be $10.00 Adults & Child - $8.00 (Under 11)  Online registration (encouraged) will close at midnight on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Click here to register online. 

To register via form, download the printable version of registration form and mail to Ventnor Recreation 6201 Atlantic Ave. Ventnor, NJ 08406 by June 25th. Make checks payable to City of Ventnor.

SAME-DAY PRICE & PACKET PICKUP TIMES:  Cost will be $15.00 Adults & Child - $10.00 (Under 11) Friday, July 2, 2021 (Ventnor Community Building, 6500 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor, NJ from 5pm - 6:45pm.)

T-SHIRTS:  T-Shirts are included for pre-registered and while supplies last on race day! (T-Shirt Size: Youth Large, Small, Medium, Large, XLarge)

PRIZES:  Top 3 Male and Female finishers in the following age groups: 8 and under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-47, 48-58, 59-69, 70 and up. (No Duplicates)

Post-Race Awards Ceremony will include hot dogs and drinks to all participants at the Ventnor Community Building, 6500 Atlantic Ave.

Sponsored by the Ventnor City Commissioners, Recreation Department and OceanFirst Bank

Community Yard Sale Scheduled for June 12 and 13, 2021

Ventnor will host a Community Yard Sale over the weekend of June 12 and 13, 2021. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

There is no cost to participate, but residents can register to have their names put on a published map ahead of the event. Deadline to register is Saturday, June 1, 2021.

Print Registration Form

Submit completed form in person at the Ventnor City Hall Cambridge Avenue Entrance or email to (Please put "YARD SALE" in the subject line).

Questions or inquiries, please contact the Recreation Department at (609) 823-7950.

Register Your Children Today for Spring 2021 Ventnor Little League

To Players, Parents and Guardians,

Click here to open the electronic registration form for your children to be placed on registration lists for Spring 2021 Baseball, Softball and Tee-Ball. Forms should be emailed to

The issue of COVID-19 has complicated the ability of the association to hold on person registration dates for the upcoming season. We are hereby gathering a database of players, coaches and volunteers electronically. Our plan for 2021 is to have a safe and successful season by following all required medical guidelines using the standards for the CDC. For this to happen, all players and volunteers must complete and return the electronic form. It can be returned via email or can be printed and dropped off, either at Ventnor City Hall or to the Ventnor Recreations Department. Players and volunteers will be contacted when authorized by the league and the City of Ventnor to begin group practices and games. It will be at that time that all registration fees will be required.

We currently need to assess our players numbers and gauge the interest of our residents to allow us to plan what division levels and the number of teams we will be forming for 2021. Persons that do not return forms for players will hinder the ability of the association to establish teams and plan for the upcoming season. Players will be granted slots on teams on a first come, first serve basis as rosters fill up. Please return the form ASAP. Players that register late may not be able to be added to rosters.

It is the hope of the association to provide a quality experience for your children in a safe and responsible manner, but for this to happen we need you to respond.

Ventnor Little League Registration form-2021.pdf

Ventnor Board of Recreation Meeting Change

City of Ventnor Board of Recreation meeting for the Month of October has changed. It will be held on the third Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Recreation Complex located at Balfour & Surrey Avenues in Ventnor NJ .

Ventnor Yard Sale This Weekend, August 8 and 9

The Ventnor Yard Sale will be held over the weekend of August 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both days. 

Click here to download the map and participating addresses. 

Ventnor Mile Run Canceled for 2020

The Annual Ventnor Mile Run has been cancelled for this year. Originally, the run had been postponed from its regularly scheduled date near Independence Day to Labor Day weekend, but has now officially been canceled. We hope to see you in 2021!

Register for the City Wide Yard Sale

Participate in this year's Ventnor City Wide Yard Sale over the weekend of August 8 and 9, 2020.

There is no cost to participate, but residents can register to have their names put on a published map ahead of the event. Deadline to register is July 31, 2020. 

Register Online: Click here to register for one or both days 

or Print Registration Form

Summer 2020 Recreation Activities Update

Tennis and pickleball courts are open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Please follow social distancing guidelines. 


ACBL baseball begins July 6th

Youth softball and baseball begin

Basketball courts open for play 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Volleyball opens. Leagues on Tuesday/Open Play Thursday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 


All July activities continue 

Absecon Island Surfing Contest - DATE TBD


Annual Ventnor Mile - rescheduled from July 3 to September 4. Details to come. 

Call 609.823.7950 for more information 

Tennis and Pickleball Courts Opening June 8

Ventnor tennis and pickleball courts located between the beach block and Atlantic Ave. between Suffolk and Somerset Avenues will open on Monday June 8, at 8 a.m. There will be early registration sales for pickleball passes on Friday June 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at the courts. Please have checks or exact change for purchases. Please adhere to all safety and protective measures for court use. Always practice social distancing.

Adults: season $50, weekly $15, daily $5
Kids 12 and under: season $35, weekly $10, day $5

Ventnor Rec Releases Spring Programming

The Ventnor Recreation Department has released the spring schedule for its various recreation programs. Call 609.823.7950 for more information or to register. 

Registration for 2020 Summer Downbeach Surf Camp Now Open

The Downbeach Surf Camp is geared to young surfers of all abilities, with emphasis on paddling, wave selection, popping up, turns and more. The Ventnor Recreation Department offers six, one-week sessions for ages 7 and up.

Camp is held on Richards Avenue Beach, Monday - Thursday with Friday reserved for makeup sessions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Session Options:

Week 1 - July 6-9
Week 2 - July 13-16
Week 3 - July 20-23
Week 4 - July 27-30
Week 5 - August 3-6
Week 6 - August 10-13


$275 - First Week
$250 - Per Additional Week
$250 - Sibling Fee

Click here to download the registration form and contact the Ventnor Recration Department will additional questions.