DescriptionAsbury Park was established in 1871 as a summering spot for temperance advocates so that the nearby camp meeting center of Ocean Grove would have no unseemly neighbors. During the late 1930s and 1940s Asbury Park's mile-long boardwalk and its centerpiece, the restored Convention Hall, made the city a premier shore resort.
The city declined during the 1960s as newly constructed shopping centers drew people away. It gained new life, however, as a music center. Local blue-collar bars began nurturing their own brand of home-grown rock 'n' roll, which soon was made famous by such performers as Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Southside Johnny.
Visitor InfoAsbury Park Chamber of Commerce Springwood Center 1201 Springwood Ave., #104 ASBURY PARK, NJ 07712. Phone:(732)775-7676