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Parks & Recreation

Site4Enjoy a picnic, tennis, a softball game, or swings and climbing toys for the children. Duck Lake and its interconnecting canals offer great boating, fishing and other water activities. Reserve a park for a private event by filling out a Special Event Application and returning it to the City Clerk's office at 801 Minard Ave NW Building A to reserve the day and time for your event.

City Parks

Parks map  (printable, a trifold is also available at the Permit Office and Convention Center)
Skateboard Park Downtown Ocean Shores SW corner at Chance a la Mer and Pt. Brown Avenue.

The Ocean Shores Skatepark was established in 2010.  It was a metal structure with a rubber surface.  Unfortunately, the elements of beach living started to take its toll on the structure.  Noticeable rust started to affect the integrity of the structure and parts of the rubber surface started to peel away.   A coordinated effort between the city and the Parks Board was initiated to see if the structure was repairable.  It was determined that it was not repairable and that the only solution was to purchase a new structure.  The Ocean Shores Parks and Conservation Group secured funding in order to build a new structure at the park which was completed in the fall of 2023.


Chinook Park  On Duck Lake Dr., two and a half miles south of the airport. This park is 3.2 acres.

  • boat launch
  • ADA accessible fishing dock on Duck Lake
  • off leash dog park
  • restroom facilities
  • playground equipment
  • water fountain

Emerson Park  On Bass Ave, NE, on the west side of Duck Lake. From Albatross turn south. 1.5 acre neighborhood park.

  • tennis court
  • volleyball
  • tetherball courts
  • picnic tables
  • benches
  • parking on the south side of the park
  • porta-potty
Milo Schneider (Lions Club) Park   On the northeast side of Ocean Shores Blvd., across from the Sands Motel. 1.0 acre park provides playground equipment, picnic tables, and porta-potty. Next to the Lions Club meeting hall.

  • swings and play equipment
  • jungle gym
  • portable restroom
  • parking area

North Bay Park  On Albatross and Chance a la Mer Avenue, by the airport. 7.1 acres on the north end of Duck Lake, only 1 mile from the downtown business district, and just west of the airport. Fir trees shade the south end. Perfect park for family picnics, sports tournaments, and even weddings.

  • boat launch
  • fishing dock
  • picnic shelter with fireplace and picnic tables (reservations may be needed in summer)
  • baseball diamond with backstop and bleachers
  • soccer field with goals
  • basketball hoops
  • playground equipment
  • ADA restroom open until sunset (porta-potty near the boat launch open 24 hours a day)
  • public parking
  • boat launch ramp into Duck Lake and boat trailer parking
To reserve North Bay Park please contact the City Clerk's office  at 360-940-7498 to reserve the day and time for your event.

No Camping in the Parks.  Commercial RV, trailer and tent camping is available at nearby State Parks and RV parks.

 Damon Point  A 61-acre day-use park, is the southeastern tip of the Ocean Shores Peninsula. The park consists of a one-mile-long, half-mile-wide stretch of land jutting out into the sea. Operated by the State Department of Natural Resources.
State Parks on HWY 109
  • Ocean City State Park  Located approximately 1.3 miles north of Ocean Shores,  between Ocean Shores and the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino. Camping, RV dump, potable water.
  • Pacific Beach State Park  Located approximately 15.9 miles north of Ocean Shores, Camping, RV dump, potable water.
  • Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park  Located about 7.4 miles north of Ocean Shores.
  • Oyhut Wildlife Area  From downtown Ocean Shores take Point Brown Avenue south to Tonquin Avenue. Turn right to an unimproved parking area. Primitive area. No restrooms.