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 Oceanport Parks and Recreation’s annual Mini-Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 30th and the running of the New Jersey Half Marathon on May 1st marked the unofficial beginning of the spring season for the Borough of Oceanport. Baseballs and softballs are being thrown around the Community Center, Blackberry Bay, and Wolf Hill fields by young and not so young ballplayers and, ignoring the frigid water temperatures, some intrepid souls have already ventured out onto our local waterways on kayaks, paddleboards and jet-skis on some of our warmer, sun-kissed days. With Monmouth Park Racetrack opening up on May 14th, the Oceanport Swim Club opening June 18th and the last day of school set for June 23rd, we’re rushing headlong into summer and summer is what Oceanport is all about.
A summer’s day in Oceanport offers myriad opportunities, both aquatic (e.g., sailing, boating, water skiing, paddle boarding, fishing, swimming in the Shrewsbury River) and land based (e.g., soccer, baseball, lacrosse, softball, jogging, horseshoes, tennis, basketball in our park system), for the physically active resident. But, to be fair, a lot of towns here at the Jersey Shore can make that same claim. What no other town at the Jersey Shore can stake claim to, however, is that it is home to the most beautiful and elegant thoroughbred racetrack on the eastern seaboard. That’s right, only the Borough of Oceanport is home to Monmouth Park. Continue reading...