Brick Township will host a Field Day event at Herbertsville Park (formerly Colorado Park) this weekend to promote community spirit amid concerns of crime associated with the nearby Maple Leaf Park complex.
Police recently began dedicated patrols of the park along with the troubled condominium complex after a number of incidents occurred at the park, including an assault. Since the patrols, which include foot and bicycle details, began, some residents have confidentially told Shorebeat that there appears to be less suspicious activity in the area.
“There were two incidents that happened at the park,” said Mayor John Ducey. “It’s been a while since the last one, and that’s great, but we scheduled it back then. We wanted to have something there.”
The Field Day event will include games and activities, including potato sack races, the ladder game and a corn hole tournament.
“It’s for anyone in Brick who wants to come, but especially everyone who lives near the park,” the mayor said.
Ducey said the event was planned to “let everybody know that this park is ours, it’s for families, it’s for great Brick residents.”
“Bad guys, stay out of there,” he added.
The event will take place Saturday, June 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.