Committee members disclosed the name of the softball field on North Bay Avenue as Toms River Veterans Softball Complex, at the recent Recreation meeting.
An opening day celebration will be held June 16 at 2 p.m., said Eric Schubiger, recreation director.
The event will feature softball players from throughout the years in Toms River, as well as a special dedication of a monument on site. The monument recognizes the history of the site, which began as a community of egg and chicken farmers, many of which were Jews escaping persecution.
Other issues discussed at the recreation committee meeting included the potential for a spray park in Toms River. “We’re headed in the right direction, and I think we’re on our way to get approval,” Schubiger said.
No location has been set for the seasonal water playground for children, but Schubiger said he is considering somewhere near a beach water area. The water would be recycled through a pump, he said. “It’s like a pool, and shouldn’t take significant work. We’re not talking about a year-long project.”
Also, the indoor tennis facility passed the council’s budget, and Councilman John Sevastakis said money is in the budget for a full feasibility study for the project.
The indoor tennis facility previously was the most sought-after recreation option, according to the survey on the Toms River website, until the skate park bumped it out of first place.