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Brick to Open Teen Center That Will Feature Music Studio, Games and Activities

Civic Plaza (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Civic Plaza (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick Township teens have expressed to township officials that they want a place to meet, and soon they’ll have one, Mayor John Ducey said.

Funded through a $25,000 grant the township recently received, Brick will renovate a portion of Civic Plaza on Chambers Bridge Road and open its first-ever teen center.

“Just as we did our parks for our families, we want to have something for our teens in town,” said Ducey.


The teen center will include a music recording studio, computer stations, workstations, bean bag chairs, pool tables, gaming systems and more. The work to renovate and decorate the space is being spearheaded by a group of teens themselves, Ducey said.

“It’s going to be an awesome amenity to our town and give kids a productive place to be,” said Ducey, who formed a teen advisory board early in his mayoral administration.

Ducey said there will be a formal grand opening announced when the space is ready – likely in late May or early June.

  • Rich W

    Great initiative! Just don’t take away the space used by that other group of potential delinquents — pickleball players in the gym.

    We’d be glad to teach the teens that competitive sport.

  • Jade Greene

    That is wonderful ! It might not cure the teen drug issues in town, but it is a huge step in the right direction, and I believe it will help immensely. Kudos to Mayor Ducey and the Brick Township Council !

  • Virtus

    While this is a great thing to do, what security measures will be in place to ensure that this doesn’t turn into a one stop shop for those that try to peddle their drugs to kids? Cameras? Security guards?

  • John Smith

    Pool tables? What is this 1970?
    At least there are plenty of free or low cost used pool tables around. Better not waste money on expensive news ones.
    People give them away just to get rid of them.
    I remember the most dangerous places to hang out were pool halls were kids wasted their time and got into trouble.

  • KojiSky

    Instead of immediately writing negative comments about something that is meant to be positive, why don’t the smart-asses who have nothing positive to say get off your lazy butts and VOLUNTEER your time to make this amenity a safe place for teens. Its really easy to sit on a couch or in an armchair to dis something without having any details. But what is better is to take action to make a positive difference on other peoples’ lives. I’m sure the mayor’s team can find plenty for you to do that would ensure that the quality of this facility is kept high.

    • John Smith

      Shut up.