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Cooper Environmental Center


Cattus Island County Park, 1170 Cattus Island Boulevard
Toms River, NJ 08753




(732) 270-6960


Named in honor of the late Ocean County environmentalists A. Morton Cooper and his wife Elizabeth, the center was designed to meet the growing environmental, educational, and recreational needs of Ocean County as perceived by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and their advisors. The 5,000 square foot building includes an 80-seat meeting room, major exhibit area, display prep room, library and the park's restrooms. The park staff updates displays regularly in order to reflect the seasonal cycle of nature. Ninety percent of the building is open to the public. The staff conducts numerous public programs at convenient hours on a regular basis.

The Cooper Environmental Center is closed until further notice due to storm damage. For further information please contact the temporary staff office at 732-270-6960.