Asbury Park to Expand Outdoor Dining Downtown


ASBURY PARK, NJ – The city of Asbury Park has announced it will be expanding its successful outdoor dining district to serve more guests.

Here’s a message from the city regarding the change:

Thursdays 3pm through Sundays at 10pm these streets will be closed to through traffic and parking to allow for the expansion of dining and retail. (Parking will be prohibited starting Thursday 12pm. Streets will be accessible to through traffic beginning Monday 7am.)

• Cookman Avenue – from Main Street to Bangs Avenue
• Mattison Avenue – from Bond Street to Emory Street

In these pedestrian areas:
• No skateboards, scooters or bike riding permitted. Please walk your bikes. (Bikes racks are located on Cookman Avenue at Main Street. Please remember to lock your bikes.)
• Social distancing and face coverings/masks are required.
• Face coverings/masks are required if patrons are away from their table outdoors or entering the indoor premises to pick up take-out or use the restroom.
• Patrons may not congregate in dining areas or in the pedestrian walkways to wait for tables.
• Alcoholic beverages may not be removed from dining areas.
• All outdoor activities must end by 10pm.

Thursdays 3pm through Sundays at 7pm these streets will be open to local traffic only to allow pedestrians and cyclists to utilize more of the street and slow traffic.

• Third Avenue – from Ridge Avenue to Langford Street
• Fourth Avenue – from Ridge Avenue to Langford Street
• Fifth Avenue – from Bridge Street to Langford Street

***As we reopen Asbury Park, social distancing and wearing face coverings/masks when in pedestrian walkways is required. ***

The ReOPEN Asbury Park program is a pilot program – as such, regulations regarding street closures may change. Visit for the most up-to-date information.

Businesses, visit for requirements and permit information. The City has implemented the ReOPEN Asbury Park plan in an effort to aid in business recovery as much as possible. As we are adjusting the plan to meet the needs of the City’s residents, visitors and businesses and keep everyone safe, we need and appreciate your feedback. Please email us at

To report any business in violation of the Governor’s Executive Orders or the NJ Department of Health guidelines, please call APPD at 732-502-5791 (Watch Commander) or 732-774-1300 (Main Number).

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