Welcome to Oceanport
The Borough of Oceanport, incorporated in 1920,is a predominantly residential community along the shores of the Shrewsbury River.
Oceanport is home of Monmouth Park Racetrack and Fort Monmouth. Though only 3.2 square miles, Oceanport's nearly six thousand residents enjoy not only the Shrewsbury River, but various recreational sports programs, an active senior group and a true feeling of community.
Oceanport boasts various volunteer organizations who give countless man hours to our community making it a place residents are proud to call home.
Over the course of the next several months the people of Oceanport and Oceanport’s elected officials will be exploring the possibility of relocating our municipal complex to the “900” section of what was once Fort Monmouth. The Borough of Oceanport is currently soliciting requests for proposals from architects in connection with potential reuses of buildings 901, 903, 916, 917, 918 and 977 (to see a detailed picture of the proposed 13 acre site, click here), which might also include a community garden. Thanks to the Herculean efforts of Business Administrator John Bennett and each and every one of our Department of Public Works employees (Richard Arlt, Demetrio Zarate, Mike Natale, Anthony Panduri, Richie Stephens, Jorge Segura, and Max Lopez) and the cooperation of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority, the Borough of Oceanport has been running its Public Works operations out of buildings 903 and 917 on a temporary basis for quite some time. Indeed, the Department of Public Work’s temporary quarters helped us survive the winter’s only severe winter storm without incident. As you may or may not be aware, our Police Department is also operating out of the old Fire House at the Fort facility on a temporary basis. Our Borough’s temporary business offices have remained at the Old Wharf Meeting House on East Main Street. This is not the most ideal venue for the Borough’s business operations and has resulted in the displacement of our Senior Citizens from their normal meeting place.Continue reading...