Cape May County Parks
Cape May County Park and Zoo
Cape May County Park Central is over 200 acres (including the zoo)
with many forested areas maintained in their natural state.
Within the park, you will find picnic areas, walk/bike paths, fishing ponds,
picnic shelters, a disc golf course, playgrounds & more.
Located on the East side of Route 9 are tennis courts and a baseball field.
Park Central's Hours: 9:00 a.m. to dusk.
Winter Zoo Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Summer Zoo Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Free Admission, but usage of the picnic shelters, the wedding gazebo, and groups visiting by bus/passenger vans are required to pay a fee and make a reservation.
Park Central's Reservation Information & Fees
1099 Route 9 South
Palermo, NJ 08223
The Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful place that appeals to visitors of all ages including both avid wildlife watchers & families. The park encompasses a variety of habitats, including deciduous woodlands, lakes, & wetlands, crossed by easy dirt & paved walking trails. No picnicking is allowed within the park, but a scenic picnic area is located right outside of the park's fence. Also, there are gazebos and benches throughout the park. White-tailed deer wander through the park, as well of a variety of birds. Here, you can have close encounters with a variety of wildlife in a very serene atmosphere. Free admission.
Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning March 11
Fishing Creek Wildlife Preserve (Park South)
130 Bayshore Road
Del Haven, NJ 08251
The Fishing Creek Wildlife Preserve is the largest of the county's three parks,
consisting with more than 1,700 acres. Most of the park is wetlands, providing habitat to diverse plant & animal life located in the Delaware Bay Estuary. The developed portion of the park consists of approximately 10 acres, which include a soccer field, 2 basketball courts, barbeque grills, picnic shelters, & a playground. A place the whole family can enjoy!
Free admission. Open daily; 9:00 a.m. to dusk.
The Cape May County Parks System is a proud member of the New Jersey Delaware Bayshore Birding and Wildlife Trails Program.