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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 May 22, 2024

Memorial Day Program 2024

Posted May 22, 2024

Please take notice that the J Street Community Center will be closed on Thursday, May 23, 2024 and Friday, May 24, 2024 for concrete work. Thank you!

Posted May 22, 2024

Posted March 26, 2024


2024 Beach Badge Sales will resume May 1, 2024 both online and in person at the bathhouse. Hours of operation:

Hours of Operation:

Bathhouse –

May 1 through June 16 Weekdays 10am to 4pm Weekends 10am to 5pm

June 17 through September 4 Daily 10am to 5pm

Selling Locations (See Beach Control Page under Departments for more information)-

May 27 through June 16 Weekends only 10am to 5pm

June 17 through September 4 Daily 10am to 5pm

For more information, please email  and/or

Posted February 29, 2024
The Borough of Seaside Park submitted a Boardwalk Preservation Fund application for reconstruction of the boardwalk, which was not selected for award. The Borough received the following response from the Assistant Division Director of the Division of Disaster Recovery and Mitigation to explain the methodology used to determine eligibility for award:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Boardwalk Preservation Fund. As you can expect, this funding opportunity was very competitive.  DCA’s Division of Disaster Recovery and Mitigation (DRM) received 33 proposals with requests for funding well beyond the $100 million dollars allocated to the Boardwalk Preservation Fund. Proposals were reviewed for eligibility and then ranked based on the applicants Municipal Revitalization Index (MRI), the State’s official measure and ranking of municipal distress. Awards were made to the jurisdictions beginning with lowest MRI scores using the following allocation methodology until funds were exhausted.  Projects that requested over $40 million received awards of $20 million, while projects with requests under $40 million received 30% of their request except for smaller projects with funding requests below $1.5 million, which received 100% of their request.  With this methodology, we were able to award funding to 18 projects.

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 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 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 March 5, 2024

2024 Shredding  Events in Ocean County

Shredding events throughout Ocean County have been announced! SEASIDE PARK is hosting one of them on Saturday May 4th, 2024 at the 14th Ave & South Bayview Avenue Parking Lot from 9am to 12pm or until the truck is full (not the recycling center!).  No file folders, pictures, binders, CD’s, credit cards etc. PAPER ONLY! 4 BOX MAX! Ocean County residents will use the southbound shoulder of Bayview Ave to line up for the event and use the exit to the lot as the entrance to ensure a smooth traffic flow.  Cones, signage and DPW employees will be in place to assist and guide you.  

2024 Household Hazardous Waste Events in Ocean County

Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management has announced several Household Hazardous Waste Events for 2024. We strongly encourages you take advantage of these FREE events.  Seaside Park cannot take HHW items for you so please use this service while it is still available!  Online pre-registration is required.

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