Marine Park Improvement Project
Thank you for your interest in the Marine Park improvement project. This page will be updated regularly about the progress that is being made on the design, to share information about the process and to provide notifications on upcoming meetings. We value your feedback and we look forward to making Marine Park the best park possible for our Red Bank community to enjoy.
Now that the infrastructure improvements have been completed, it is time to begin planning the next phase. We are aiming to improve the park for the greater good of Red Bank...and we want to hear from you. We want to solicit feedback from the residents to decide the future of the park for years to come. This may include amenities, signage, parking, layout, activities and much more.
To help facilitate the planning and design process, the Borough of Red Bank has retained the services of Kimley Horn, a leading park consultant with more than 40 years of experiences. Their goal is to work with the community, seeking feedback and ideas to decide the best way to maximize Marine Park.
Marine Park is certainly a gem to Red Bank, with it's picturesque views of the Navesink River and perfect location. The park provides some of the area's best views of the river and attracts hundreds of visitors each week. It has hosted many special events, concerts and festivals throughout the years and will continue to do so in the future.
About Kimley Horn
Kimley-Horn is a multi-disciplined consulting firm founded in 1967 that offers landscape architecture, urban design and planning, engineering, and environmental services. They have 83 offices nationwide, with more than 3,000 employees.
Kimley-Horn transforms environments into safe, welcoming oases and believes that the most memorable small places are those that provide a unique sense of place that capitalizes on their rich heritage. Kimley-Horn has worked with numerous waterfront towns throughout the country on a variety of waterfront projects.
Scott C. Scarfone, PLA, ASLA will serve as project manager for Kimley-Horn and has 25+ years of design and project management experience. His urban work includes large-scale redevelopment and land planning; site-specific landscape design solutions and planning; waterfront and streetscape projects; city parks, gardens and plazas; and campus and institutional planning. He is a registered landscape architect in nine states and a certified professional horticulturist. For 19+ years, he has been a principal landscape architect for an urban revitalization of Riverfront Wilmington in Delaware that has included streetscapes, parks, open spaces, plazas, pedestrian-friendly walkways and corridors, and green infrastructure with stormwater management and bioswales, earning several industry awards. His clients include cities and municipalities, development corporations, and state agencies and departments of transportation. He is also a dynamic, knowledgeable public communicator who oversees and facilitates public planning and design workshops with key stakeholders for clients nationwide.
Recent Events and Timeline: In 2017, the Borough made several improvements to the park as phase 1. This included a new restroom facility, new pump stations and improved electric throughout the park. We are now in the process of planning Phase 2: Therefore, the Borough of Red Bank, the Borough Council and the Department of recreation wants your input. We will be holding at least 4 public input sessions as well as a digital survey seeking your opinions and thoughts as to what improvements you may like to see in the park.
Thank you to everyone who attended the open public discussion sessions on April 9th. Both sessions provided the borough and Kimley Horn with great feedback.
The next public information sessions will be on Wednesday, May 2nd at the Senior Center 80 Shrewsbury Ave. The first session will be from 4:30PM to 6PM. The evening session will run from 7PM to 9PM.
A feedback survey will be available on this site prior to the meeting to solicit further input.
The Department of Parks and Recreation is happy to answer any questions at 732 530 2782.