Skip to main contentSkip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Ventnor gets state money to enhance Newport Avenue Beachfront Park

Ventnor gets state money to enhance Newport Avenue Beachfront Park

  • 0

Ventnor has held beach concerts at the Newport Avenue Beachfront Park.

VENTNOR — The city has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the state Department of Community Affairs for improvements to the Newport Avenue Beachfront Park, city officials said Thursday.

City commissioners are planning to improve the park to encourage more visitors. The improvements include a new stage for concerts, Commissioner Tim Kriebel said.

“This is part of an ongoing effort to improve recreational opportunities in the City of Ventnor,” Commissioner Lance Langraf said in a statement. “This need has been especially heightened over the last couple of years, as people searched for outdoor activities during the pandemic.”

The DCA’s Local Recreation Improvement Grant Program has awarded $10 million to counties, municipalities and school districts across New Jersey for public access to quality outdoor recreation and community resources, according to the release.

Rutala Associates, the city’s grant consultant, prepared the application with city Engineer Ed Stinson.

“DCA is proud to assist local governments in repairing and upgrading their parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities into spaces that promote peoples’ physical and mental well-being,” said Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, who serves as DCA commissioner. “A big part of what makes a community healthy and vibrant is giving residents the opportunity to take a walk, play a game and participate in sports and other activities with friends and neighbors in a safe and accessible place.”

Contact Eric Conklin:


Twitter @ACPressConklin


Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

  • Updated

Owner Roz Feldman-Tyman of Jamaican Me Crazy, 9413 Ventnor Ave., Margate Black Friday and holiday sales. Everything in the store should be 50%…

The best local coverage, unlimited

Sign up for a digital subscription to The Press of Atlantic City now and take advantage of a great offer.


Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


Breaking News