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.