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.
Summary of Second Meeting
The second session of meetings took place on May 2 at the Senior Center. Two public input sessions were held. 4:30 to 6 & 7 to 9.
Based on the preliminary feedback we received at the first public meeting sessions held on April 9, the design team at Kimley-Horn took a preliminary pass as the development of three conceptual bubble diagrams which suggest several alternatives of how the park may be developed. The suggestions are not final. They are preliminary and represent very early conceptual ideas. We ask that you study the alternatives and select your preferred option for further consideration. In addition to selecting your preferred option, please feel free to comment on all or one of the alternatives in the feedback box below (e.g. which options listed you prefer, dislike, location, etc.). An interactive questionnaire was done by all participants and the meeting agenda is here. Similar questions presented at the meetings are available via the digital survey located at the top of this page.
Concept Diagram Survey Question Link...Which of the 3 concepts plans to you feel is the best?
Click HERE to cast your vote and provide any feedback!
Summary of First Meeting
(The first sessions took place on April 9th at Borough Hall Courtroom. Two public input sessions were held. 4:30 to 6 & 7 to 9.
Kimley Horn presented some recent history of the Park and explained their background as well as highlighted the planning process. All ideas were welcomed and recorded from the public. Please click the link below to open the file which includes all the suggestions from both sessions..
The next meeting date has not been finalized but will likely occur in June. Please check back to this webpage and our social media sites for further information.
The Department of Parks and Recreation is happy to answer any questions at 732 530 2782. We thank you for your interest.