OCEAN BEACH PARK
Ocean Beach Park has a lineup of after-dark activities that rival any Disney experience. Fifty acres filled with old world charmpromises a plethora of summer sights and sounds.
“It’s an old-style experience, a throwback, not that different from when it opened in 1940,” says park manager Dave Sugrue. “The most unique thing about it is the beach. It’s the number one draw. We have a lot going on here, but it’s a gorgeous beach and the activities complement the ‘sugar sand’ beach experience.”
BeginningMay 20, the ever-popular Cruise Nights happen onMondays at 6 p.m., sponsored byWNLC radio, attracting 150-200 cars each week. On Tuesdays starting June 25, Beach BlanketMovie Nights begin at sunset. The whole family gets admission for a $5 parking fee. Each week different magicians roam the half-mile boardwalk with magic shows at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, and good oldfashioned sock hops are held Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. D.J. Bill Rinowski gets his groove on with prizes, games and competitions like the hulahoop and bubble gum-blowing contest. On Fridays there is a free concert series sometimes accompanied by a kids show and/or fireworks display. Ocean Beach Karaoke with Q105 radio happens on Saturdays in addition to the pool, waterslide, miniature golf, video arcade, gift shop, food venues, carousel and amusement rides. Fees for activities vary and pets are not permitted. Visit ocean-beachpark.com for details.