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.
Schools are out and summer has finally arrived! Congratulations to all our graduates! The warmer weather brings more traffic as folks from around the state make weekly treks to the beachfront nearby or Monmouth Park here in Oceanport. Whatever the reason, it seems as though Route 36 is filled signal to signal and there is an endless line of cars on Eatontown Boulevard as folks take the back roads. Although the Racetrack is only open three days each week, the traffic congestion is with us every day. There is talk again about improvements to the Route 71 corridor between Monmouth and Wyckoff roads as plans set aside just a few years ago are revisited. Having a dedicated left turn lane or left turn arrow at the Eatontown Boulevard/Monmouth Road intersection is one solution discussed with our engineers but this is an intersection of county and state highways with many issues to be resolved involving all three major intersections.
With the Triple Crown finally captured in historic fashion by American Pharoah, the 48th Haskell Invitational on August 2nd may draw record crowds to Oceanport. Racetrack officials have already begun planning and coordinating with both state and local agencies, emergency services, and the Borough to ensure this event meets the same high standard Monmouth Park set for prior Haskell's and the Breeder's Cup. As I write this message, American Pharoah's owners and trainer have just committed to the Haskell, and tops the list of elite horses invited to compete. This promises to be a great day for horseracing and a weekend festival showcasing Monmouth Park and Oceanport!