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The Borough of Seaside Park, located on the Barnegat Barrier Island in Ocean County, New Jersey, was incorporated in 1898. Seaside Park is a small town of only 0.77 square miles with a year-round population of just over 2,200 residents. With almost two miles of shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean, the borough’s main industry is summer tourism. Seaside Park is bordered on the north by the Borough of Seaside Heights and its amusement arcades, rides and boardwalk. To the south is South Seaside Park, which is an unincorporated section of Berkeley Township, and Island Beach State Park.

Seaside Park is located across the Barnegat Bay from Toms River, the county seat of Ocean County. It is easily reached by Route 37 from the west (Garden State Parkway exit 82 or Route 70 to Route 37 east) or Route 35 from the north (Garden State Parkway exit 98, Route 34 east to Route 35 south).

News & Updates

Posted February 20, 2024

J Street Community Center is closed this week for construction on the ramp.

Posted February 3, 2024

Posted February 2, 2024


Brave Industrial Paint, LLC has been contracted for the rehabilitation of the Decatur Avenue Water Tower located at 129 Decatur Avenue.

Construction will start at the beginning of February 2024 and is anticipated to be completed by June 2024. Construction consists of the setup of a containment system, abrasive blasting, painting, and operation of heavy machinery. 

Work on weekdays will begin at 8:00 am and end at 6:00 pm. Work on Saturdays will begin at 8:00 am and end at 6:00 pm. 

Please click the following link to read the full letter sent by Brave Industrial paint: Decatur Water Tower-Notice to Neighbors  

We thank you for your patience and understanding!

Council President Wilk & Council Member Kraft visited the site


Posted January 17, 2024

PURPOSE: The Borough of Seaside Park is seeking funding through the State of NJ Green Acres Program for improvements to the softball field at 13th Avenue Park located at 13th and 14th Avenues and Barnegat Avenue in the Borough of Seaside Park, Ocean County, NJ.

PROJECT SCOPE: The Borough proposes to improve the existing softball field facilities within the park. Specifically, the proposed project involves infield improvements (new softball bases, batter’s box and infield clay mix), outfield improvements (drainage improvements, irrigation, topsoil, fertilizer and seed), the removal and replacement of the existing dugouts, bleachers, concrete sidewalk, concrete slabs, and install concrete retaining walls (as required) and the removal and replacement of the existing softball field fencing and gates. A major goal of the park improvements is to address the existing stormwater ponding by removing and re-grading the entire limits of the softball field and installing perforated pipe below the grass area to reduce the poor drainage of the field. A concept plan showing the proposed changes, a preliminary cost estimate, and an environmental impact assessment for the project can be found at:

PUBLIC HEARING INFORMATION: The public is encouraged to attend a public hearing to learn more about the proposal and to ask questions or provide comments on the proposed plan on February 1, 2024 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held in person in the second-floor Council Chambers located at Sixth & Central Avenues, Seaside Park, NJ 08752, as part of the regularly scheduled Council meeting. Written comments on the proposed application may be directed to Karen Kroon, Borough Administrator, 1701 North Ocean Avenue, Seaside Park, NJ 08752.




We want YOUR feedback. Please complete a short survey for this project

Posted December 12, 2023

 2024 Garbage & Recycling Guide

ATTENTION:  Garbage will be picked up BOTH OCEANSIDE & BAYSIDE ON MONDAYS ONLY during the winter collection schedule starting January 2024 to April 8th, 2024!! For winter holidays that fall on a Monday (Jan 1, Jan 15, Feb 12, & Feb 19) garbage will be picked up townwide on Tuesday.  Please spread the word and tell your neighbors.

Printed collection schedules will be mailed out and will also be available at the Borough Hall (1701 North Ocean Ave), Construction Department (313 SW Central Ave – please use 4th Ave side door), Police Station foyer (6th & Central Aves.) and Recycling Yard (14th & Barnegat Aves – in the shed brochure holder).  Questions?? Call 732-793-5100 or email

Posted November 13, 2023

2024 Beach Badges on sale beginning 12/1 through 12/31 online at!

In person sales and order pick up will be in the borough hall lobby from 11am to 3pm on the following dates ONLY: 12/2, 12/9, 12/10, 12/16, 12/17.

PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday 12/3, badge sales will be at the Seaside Park Holiday Craft Market at the Seaside Park Elementary School ONLY.


Seasonal (Holiday Price) – $60.00

Senior (65 years old or older with valid ID) – $20.00

Posted September 19, 2023

Public Safety Officials Encourage Residents to Sign Up For Local Emergency Notifications To Be Better Prepared for an Emergency

Borough of Seaside Park, NJ, September 18, 2023 – Public safety officials in Seaside Park
today announced that the Rave Emergency Alert System is now available to all residents,
replacing the previous Swiftreach Reverse 911 system. Rave Emergency Alert System is a free
service that allows individuals to receive notifications sent from state and local authorities to stay
informed on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic, and other emergencies.


The switch to the Rave Emergency Alert System allows residents to receive phone, text, and
email alerts and answer poll questions that will give Seaside Park officials critical information
during emergencies. Individuals who are signed up for alerts will receive reliable information
about them during critical situations, including tailored updates based on their specific needs and
geographic location.

Individuals who were previously signed up for Swiftreach Reverse 911 will be automatically
enrolled in the Rave Emergency Alert System but are encouraged to sign up to the Rave
Emergency Alert System to add additional and updated information to the new platform to
ensure accuracy. Residents and travelers to Seaside Park who were not previously signed up for
Swiftreach Reverse 911 should sign up for free at to receive timely and
actionable emergency alerts via email, text, or voice message. They can also identify when and
how they are alerted and communicated with before, during, and after emergencies.

Rave Emergency Alert System strengthens Seaside Park officials’ ability to communicate with
residents when it matters most. The service allows for critical communication with the public
and provides individuals with the information needed to stay safe or take precautions during
hazardous or emergency situations.

Rave Emergency Alert System is trusted by thousands of institutions, including state and local
authorities, businesses, and educational institutions. The Rave Emergency Alert System sends
millions of messages daily during critical situations such as severe weather.

Community members are encouraged to sign up for the Rave Emergency Alert System and input
or update their information and notification preferences today at

Posted February 2, 2024



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Seaside Park, will hold a Special Meeting at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 6, 2024, in the second floor Borough Council Meeting Chambers located at Sixth and Central Avenues, Seaside Park, New Jersey as follows: 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 5:00 pm 

The agenda of the meeting shall consist of the following: 

–   Public Comment 

–  Executive (Closed) Session:

             – Personnel

             – Litigation-Desert Palm

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that the meeting shall be open to the public or that a portion of the meeting shall be closed to the public, under the applicable exceptions to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act,


Jenna Jankowski, RMC, CMR

Municipal Clerk



Office of the Municipal Clerk

Borough Hall Bulletin Board

Seaside Park Official Website

Asbury Park Press

The Star-Ledger

Posted January 7, 2024

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be on Monday February 12 at 7:00pm in council chambers. We hope to see you there!

Posted November 15, 2023

The Seaside Park Police Department is holding the 11th Annual Christmas Toy Drive. All toys will be donated to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Please help us make a child’s holiday season a little brighter by dropping off a new unwrapped toy to:

Seaside Park Police Department, Lobby

1 Municipal Plaza

Seaside Park, NJ 08752


Seaside Park Borough Hall Offices

1701 North Ocean Avenue

Seaside Park, NJ 08752

All unwrapped toys will be accepted until 4 pm, Wednesday, December 15, 2023.

For any inquiries, please contact 732-793-7737 ext. 248.


2023 Toy Drive

Posted November 7, 2023

Posted August 28, 2023

A meeting of the Neighborhood Watch will be held on Monday September 11, 2023 at 7pm in Council Chambers.

Posted August 5, 2023

125th Anniversary Memorabilia – All of the following are being sold at the bathhouse (where beach badges are sold): 

Borough Anniversary Flags and Signs – Flags ($40) Lawn Signs ($10) ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK – Cash or Checks can be made out to the Borough of Seaside Park

Other items – Anniversary Book ($25) Beach Towel ($30) Beer Mugs ($15) Wine Glasses ($10) Golf Balls ($4) – Cash or Checks can be made out to the Seaside Park Historical Society

Posted August 2, 2023


Posted July 19, 2023

Due to the potential for severe weather, Family Fun Night (Kite Night and Movie Night) for 7/19 has been canceled. 

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