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.
The change in seasons is upon us and not a moment too soon after the winter weather we have endured over the past eight weeks. With some sort of wintry mix every three or four days, our Public Works personnel were very busy keeping the streets plowed and safe. This effort is challenging as the back to back snow storms strain man and machine alike. Unnoticed behind the scenes is the planning, scheduling, and coordination necessary for each event. Whether it is preparing snow equipment, notifying contractors, scheduling emergency services, coordinating with the schools, or initiating Code Red calls to keep residents informed; the effort has been repeated time and time again with each snow event. Much of this goes unnoticed unless you have had an emergency. Simple things like a snow plow dispatched to the street for a first aid call and firefighters arriving to shovel a path to the front door along with extra police on duty to shorten response times; or making sure Borough Hall is open and staffed despite a state of emergency and other government offices being closed. All involved deserve our thanks and appreciation for a job well done!