Veterans Memorial Park

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CLICK HERE for Brick Paver Form

Click here to see the progress on Veterans Memorial Park.





CLICK HERE for photos from the Veterans Memorial Park Dedication held on Veterans Day, November 11, 2014

We’re on our way!

RESOLUTION #14-323 - 6/9/14 
WHEREAS, on June 4, 2014, the Township Engineer received bids for the award of a 
contract for Improvements to Veterans Park; and, 
WHEREAS, said bids were reviewed by the Township Engineer and Consulting Engineer 
who have recommended that the bid be awarded to the lowest bid submitted by Down to Earth 
Landscaping; and, 
WHEREAS, said bids were advertised, received and awarded in a “fair and open” 
competitive bidding process in accordance with the Open Public Contracts Law; and, 
WHEREAS, funds for this purpose will be provided in Ordinance No. 14-13 and the Chief 
Financial Officer has so certified in writing, 
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Neptune 
that a contract be awarded to Down to Earth Landscaping on their lowest responsible base bid of 
$776,426.00 for Improvements to Veterans Park; and, 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be forwarded to the 
Business Administrator, Chief Financial Officer, Assistant C.F.O., and Township Engineer




Members of the Veterans Memorial Park Planning Committee stand in front of equipment used to demolish buildings at the site of the former Welsh Farms Complex. Remediation was already done. The Township is looking for a completion date by Memorial Day 2015.

Jumping Brook Country Club is sponsoring a Wine ‘n Cheese Fundraiser on Thursday, March 27 from 7:00 to 9 00 pm. 
A special thank you to Ronald Podhirny and the JBCC!

Click here for more details.


L-R: Commander (American Legion Post 346) James Mulvey, Past Commander (VFW Post 2639) Donald J Braxton, Cathy Sanborn, Robert Hodges (Post 266 and County Officer), Marian Bauman, Mike Derrick (Past Commander, American Legion Post 266), Bernadette Sherman (Gold Star Mother and Chair of VMP Committee), Patricia Monroe (Former Mayor), Twp Committeeman Randy Bishop, Stephanie Oppegaard, Maureen Ruotolo, Commander (American Legion Post 266) George Scott, Monique’ Burger, Bruce Newell (VFW Post 2639), Twp Committeeman Eric Houghtaling, Bud Magathan, Chaplain, American Legion Post 346


Neptune Heroes

Click here for a list of identified Neptune residents who gave the ultimate sacrifice. If you know of someone who was killed in action, was a Neptune resident and is not listed, please contact Marian Bauman at or by phone at 732-775-8241 x 1 -301.



Neptune Township Mayor Kevin B. McMillan is pleased to announce plans for a Veterans’ Memorial Park located at the historic Welsh dairy farm tract on Old Corlies Avenue.   “This is a proud day in Neptune when we can have a place such as this park to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice not only for Neptune for our country as well”, the Mayor stated.

 The park will honor all servicemen and women from Neptune Township who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our country.  This section of the site will be a passive park with monuments, flags, trails, paths, flowers, shrubbery and a seating area. Plans are currently under development. Philip D. Huhn, Neptune Township Business Administrator reported that “This is a community project; along with our Veteran’s organizations, residents and dedicated staff, we are working together to make this memorial a profound tribute to our fallen heroes.”

 The conceptual idea for the park was brought to the Township by former Mayor Patricia Monroe and Bernadette Sherman, the mother of Army Sgt. Stephen Sherman, a Neptune resident, who was killed in the Iraq war.   She commented, “I would like to say that I am very pleased that the Township has decided to dedicate the park to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. These heroes deserve a place where they will be honored and remembered. I consider it a privilege to be involved in this worthwhile endeavor.”

 A fund raising committee for the park has been established and a table will be set up at Riverfest on October 1st.   Riverfest will be held from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm along South Concourse Avenue from Route 35 to Riley Avenue between Sunsets Restaurant and the Headliner.  Additional information about the park will be available at the table including a sign-up for residents wishing to be informed of  future information and events. Brick pavers will  be available for sale and will be installed in the park.  

A wine and cheese party fundraiser is planned for January to kick off the fund raising events.  

 For more information or to make a donation, please contact Monique Burger at 732-988-5200 ext. 298.


veterans memorial park sign
Deputy Mayor Randy Bishop; James W. Manning, Sr., VFW Post 2639; Bill Rakestraw, American Legion Post 346; Commander Roland Boone, American Legion Post 266; Twp Committeeman Eric Houghtaling; Bernadette Sherman; former Mayor Patricia Monroe; Mayor Kevin McMillan; Commander Don Braxton, VFW Post 2639; Marian Bauman, Neptune Public Library Director