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Town Adopts Name for Softball Complex

Opening day celebration slated for June 16

Committee members disclosed the name of the softball field on North Bay Avenue as Toms River Veterans Softball Complex, at the recent Recreation meeting.

An opening day celebration will be held June 16 at 2 p.m., said Eric Schubiger, recreation director.

The event will feature softball players from throughout the years in Toms River, as well as a special dedication of a monument on site. The monument recognizes the history of the site, which began as a community of egg and chicken farmers, many of which were Jews escaping persecution.

Other issues discussed at the recreation committee meeting included the potential for a spray park in Toms River. “We’re headed in the right direction, and I think we’re on our way to get approval,” Schubiger said.

No location has been set for the seasonal water playground for children, but Schubiger said he is considering somewhere near a beach water area. The water would be recycled through a pump, he said. “It’s like a pool, and shouldn’t take significant work. We’re not talking about a year-long project.”

Also, the indoor tennis facility passed the council’s budget, and Councilman John Sevastakis said money is in the budget for a full feasibility study for the project.

The indoor tennis facility previously was the most sought-after recreation option, according to the survey on the Toms River website, until the skate park bumped it out of first place.

Ken June 16, 2012 at 08:14 PM
I wish I could afford a new car, but I can not with how much property tax I have to pay
Ken June 16, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Maybe we would have less crime , but the cops are to bust getting their coffee and donuts at Wawa and pullling over people for not wearing a seat belt. If this is all they are doing than I think we have too many cops.
Ken June 16, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Hopefully the veterans will see through this scam. I still do not know how the heck this guy is mayor. there has to be someone better out that. I don't care id they be dem, ind, or whatever. I just want to see this bum go already
Mike L June 16, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Then why are they always looking for more money from the Voters of the Township at Budget Time for upkeep and new equipment....self sufficient "BS". Maybe that would be good place to have the indoor tennis facility or, children's water park or, even the skateboard park. not saying that the ice rink is not used to it fullest? but every time I go past there (twice daily at various times) there are only very few vehicles seen there, and those are most likely only the staff.
DH June 18, 2012 at 04:10 PM
The naming of this complex had nothing to do with the vote...it has to do with honoring those who served our country and allow us to have the freedoms we have. In all of Toms River there was not one thing dedicated to these individuals. The naming of this complex took over a year to go through the proper channels so stop the bickering and pay respect to the men and women who served this country!.

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