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From John Rooney

“Hi Paul. Years ago you had an excellent article about the various parks in town which featured a breakdown of who was responsible for each park: Camp Meeting or Neptune.

“However the park where New Jersey Avenue ends in the south where the clay tennis courts are located did not make the list. For some reason it was decided fall of 2019 to store the beach lockers there. Long story short the park has been destroyed by the tractors that move the lockers.

“Whoever’s responsible for the maintenance of the park is guilty of its destruction. The park belongs to the people of the community. It is arrogance and hubris to “provide” a park and then act like your doing us a favor.

“If an organization decides to take it upon themselves to oversee something, it does not give them the right to destroy it. This land belongs to you and me. Period.”

 

 

Editor’s note:     Below  is a link to our article about OG park names.  I can’t find the park which John references on a map.  John could inquire over at the DPW on Heck Avenue in Neptune. Then he could lodge a complaint at the Mother Ship or with the DPW commander in chief.

 

Here is a photo of a grassy area by the tennis courts.  That may not be a named park.  It was once proposed as a good spot for a dog park, but the CMA turned that idea down. Maybe that is the “park” which John is referring to.

 

 

 

JACK JOHNSON:

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Greenleaf Park: At Mt. Tabor, New York and Mt. Carmel Avenues. Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net©   2017.    Click to enlarge.

THE BEATLES

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Greenleaf Park at the intersection of Mt. Tabor, Mt. Carmel and New York Avenue. By Paul Goldfinger. 8/25/16©

Greenleaf Park at the intersection of Mt. Tabor, Mt. Carmel and New York Avenue. Click to see these seniors in action.   By Paul Goldfinger. 8/25/16©

In 2014 we posted an article about the Grove’s parks.  Here is a link with music:

https://blogfinger.net/2014/01/25/ocean-grove-parks-why-are-their-names-so-confusing/

TREVOR PEACOCK      from the movie  Quartet

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To the Editor:

Trivia Question:      Greenleaf Park: in the 1970’s and 1980’s there were benches in that park. Then in the 1990’s the benches disappeared only to reappear some 15 years later.What’s the story?

BARBARA MUZYCHKA  of Ocean Grove.  August 9, 2015

Editor’s Note:  Perhaps someone from the Historical Society will respond to this inquiry.

Here is a link to our post about the names of parks in Ocean Grove:

OG Parks link

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Firemen's Park  (aka Woodlawn Park).  All photos by Paul Goldfinger ©

Firemen’s Park (aka Woodlawn Park).  All photos by Paul Goldfinger ©  Click left to enlarge all photos.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger      2014.

I was walking by a park at  the South End, near Cookman and Clark Avenues.   It’s a lovely place; neighbors like to plant flowers there.  Dogs enjoy walking there.  But I didn’t know its name.  A neighbor walked by and said, “It’s Poop Park.”

Later, I found out it is actually Boswell Park.   The Ocean Grove parks often have multiple names  because of changes over the years.  This park is also called “Park Heights.”

Some of the parks in town are managed by Neptune Township while others are  managed by the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association.

Those managed by the Township have signs banning smoking.  The OGCMA parks do not.

It’s confusing, but I am told that the CMA actually owns all the parks and permits the public to use them.

Another park which has puzzled me is the one bounded by New York Avenue, Mt. Carmel Way and Mt. Tabor Way.  I like to walk through it on the way past the tents to arrive by the Beersheba Fountain, near the Great Auditorium. It’s a beautiful shady place, but what’s its name?  It turns out that it is “Greenleaf Park” and is managed by Neptune Township.

Here is a list of the parks and their names, followed by a gallery of some of the parks.  If you don’t see your favorite here, please send us a photo, and use its real name.

Source:  I don't recall

Source: ?

Ocean Pathway

Ocean Pathway   Blogfinger photo ©

South End Recreation Area.  Blogfinger photo ©

South End Recreation Area. Blogfinger photo ©

Greenleaf Park at New York Avenue, Mt. Carmel Way and Mt. Tabor Way.   Blogfinger photo ©

Greenleaf Park at New York Avenue, Mt. Carmel Way and Mt. Tabor Way. Blogfinger photo ©

Poop Park (Boswell Park)   Blogfinger photo ©

Poop Park (Boswell Park) Blogfinger photo ©

Triangle Park at NJ and Asbury Avenues (among others).  Blogfinger photo ©

Triangle Park at NJ and Asbury Avenues (among others). Blogfinger photo ©

Auditorium Square Park near the Tabernacle.  Blogfinger photo ©

Auditorium Square Park near the Tabernacle. Blogfinger photo ©

JOHN COLTRANE;   “Central Park West” from his album Village Gate

Oh—-one more;  can you guess it?

DON AND JUAN:

 

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