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TR logo on Walnut Street athletic field
The TR logo on Walnut Street Elementary School's nearly-complete new athletic field is apropos, as the renovation itself is the result of a partnership between Toms River Regional Schools and Toms River Township.

March 20, 2023-- At the Feb. 15 public school board meeting, it was announced that Toms River Township would be providing the district $1.1 million in support a much-needed renovation for the athletic fields at Walnut Street, East Dover, and West Dover elementary schools, sites for which the district and town have a shared services agreement.

The partners have wasted no time getting to work.

One month later, the old fields at all three schools have been torn up and removed, and at Walnut Street, the new field is almost complete. Crews are finishing the lining (below), but the turf is down and most markings-- including the apropos TR logo-- are complete. It won't be long until the new Walnut field as well as the others are being fully utilized.

one million for field renos from township celebrated
From left to right, Toms River Councilmember Matt Lotano, Superintendent Mike Citta, Board President Kevin Kidney, Mayor Mo Hill, and board member Michele Williams celebrate the township's $1 million show of support for field renovations at three district elementary schools at the Feb. 15, 2023 school board meeting.

Walnut Street field renovation 1

Walnut Street field renovation 2