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.
My goal for the Mayor’s Message each bulletin is to keep you informed in a positive way. That is not always an easy task, given the news of the day that includes international terrorism and infectious disease.
Election Day, November 2011, saw the passage of the Public Question on Sports Wagering. The measure was supported across the state and three years later ultimately (after a court injunction and Governor’s veto) resulted in the passage of a recent state law repealing regulations banning sports wagering in New Jersey. As of this writing a federal judge issued yet another restraining order delaying the start of sports wagering at Monmouth Park. The local racetrack was poised to accept wagers as early as 7 a.m. Sunday, October 26th on NFL games. Sports wagering is no silver bullet for horse racing, but expands the options available to race tracks and casinos around the state making it important to Monmouth Park Racetrack, to Atlantic City Casinos, and open space around the county. Speaking of options at Monmouth Park, ground was broken recently for a freestanding restaurant and concert pavilion located between the grandstand and Blue Grass Mini-Golf. Look for both venues to open in time for the 2015 racing season. Continue reading...