John F Kennedy Park
Parks are a great place for relaxation and recreation for young and old alike. John F Kennedy is one such park in Somers Point, NJ which is dedicated to the memory of the US President John F Kennedy. This park, open from dusk to dawn, is a favorite with locals. Overlooking the Great Harbour Bay, OC bridge and Ocean City, this park allows spectacular view of the bays.
A great spot for picnicking, it always abounds with children. It is clean and well maintained with terrific play areas, that work as an excellent choice for kids. The park also offers hard to beat views of the water and the sunsets, summer bands, picnic benches, boat launches and water fountains. It is also known to host several fun special events throughout the year such as the Good Old Days Fest, Art in the Park and outdoor family movies.
The grassy picnic areas have tables and charcoal grills. With tons of space, you can spend your time watching the watersports on this side of the bay or take beautiful pictures of seagulls which perch just about everywhere. Nicely shaded and relaxing, you can make use of the gazebos, play sets, pavillion and the piers. It’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a bright sunny day with your family. It is also one of the best places to catch a panoramic view of the sunrise and sunset.
The park is ‘Smoke Free’ and handicapped accessible. Well patrolled and a safe place to let the kids unwind. Also a great place to watch fireworks on 4th July. The John F Kennedy park is also the ground for hosting many social events. During vacations, they charge a ‘Fee For Use’ boat launch. One can also purchase a seasonal pass for $30.00 to $55.00.
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