Winding River Park

Route 37 & Hospital Road, Toms River, New Jersey 08753

Winding River Park At A Glance...

About Winding River Park

Winding River Park can be found in Toms River, NJ. It contains many picnic areas, baseball fields, playgrounds, an ice skating center, miles of paved path stretching across the entire park, river access, a nature trails.

  • Activities:
    • Equestrian / Horseback
      i would assume you could ride here. Double check before going.
    • Fishing
    • Jogging / Running
    • Mountain Bike
    • Playing in the playground
    • Picnicking
    • Walking
    • Sports / Athletic Fields
    • Bathrooms
    • Parking Lot(s)
    • Picnic / Sitting Area
    • Benches
    • Picnic tables
    • Playground
    • Flat / Easy
    • Dirt
    • Paved
    • Walking Paths
    Park Type:
    • Municipal / City Park
    • Park (General)
    • Playground
    • Alcohol *NOT Permitted*

Contact / Location

Primary Address:
Directions Route 37 & Hospital Road
Toms River, New Jersey 08753

Trail & Path Info

There is a paved path that stretches across almost the entire park. It connects the northern fields and ice rink to the southern playgrounds and fields, wondering through the pines, through fields, near and over the river... it is a great path for walking and biking for sure. As for distance, we took our bikes from south to north and back (with some exploring in between) we covered 4.4 miles.

Besides the paved path, you will also find many trails throughout the woods.

Picnics / Lunches / Eating

There are a few nice picnic areas, including tables and pavilions. A few are very close to playgrounds for the kids as well.

As with most parks, you may need to reserve the pavilions for group outings.

Admission & Guidelines

No fee for normal use of the park. But special usage, like wedding photography or group activities, may require a permit.

Hours / Season of Operation

Dusk to dawn, unless using a lighted ball field.


There are parking lots on both ends of the park with ample room for everyone.


South: The main entrance to the southern section of the park can be found off Rt 37 West, just past the parkway. The entrance comes up quick so keep your eyes open.

North: There is an entrance to the northern side of the park off Whitesville Rd, near the intersection with Oak Ridge Parkway/527.

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