Recreation News

Public Invited to 3rd Community Meeting for Southwest Park


Final Conceptual Design to be Presented at Public Meeting

All members of the Hoboken community are invited to the third public meeting on the first phase of a Southwest Park. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00pm in the conference room on the first floor of the Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street.

Based on community feedback developed from the two prior community meetings and an online survey, the planner hired by the City has developed a final conceptual plan for the first phase of a Southwest Park. The plan for the park also includes stormwater management infrastructure.

“We thank everyone who participated in the community meetings and the over 500 residents who provided feedback through the online survey,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting and hope to work with the Council and community to build this park as quickly as possible.”

Public Invited to Two Meetings for Proposed Park Space at Pino Site Property

The City of Hoboken is considering a proposal from Bijou Properties that would provide 1 acre of property for park space and a public gymnasium in Western Hoboken as part of an agreement to continue the redevelopment of the Monroe Center site and the Pino property. The site is near the corner of 7th Street and Jackson Street. The location of the building was selected to create a gateway and provide access to and expand upon the future courtyard that is required to be built behind the Monroe Center.

Two public meetings will be held at the Jubilee Center, located at 601 Jackson Street on Thursday, May 15 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, May 17 from 10am to noon.

Community Invited to Public Meeting for Hoboken Cove Boathouse

Over the next several months, Marvel Architects will be working with the City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse Group to develop a program and schematic design for a new boathouse to be located on Hoboken/Weehawken Cove at the north end of Hoboken’s waterfront. The public is invited to participate in this design process.

The underlying goal of the boathouse is to provide water access and engagement through community non-motorized boating activities and educational events. The next step is to get the public’s input on the program of spaces required to support this goal and better define the activities that the boathouse should be designed to support.

Please join us for a community workshop on Monday, May 12th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the community room in the Multi-Service Center located at 124 Grand Street.

We look forward to working with the community to create a new recreational and educational amenity on Hoboken’s waterfront.

Hoboken Cove Boathouse Survey

Marvel Architects will be working with the City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse Group to develop a program and design for a new boathouse to be located at Hoboken/Weehawken Cove at the north end of Hoboken’s waterfront. The community is invited to complete an online survey to provide an understanding of how the waterfront is currently being used and what the public would like to see at the boathouse.

The underlying goal of the boathouse is to provide water access and engagement through community non-motorized boating activities. The next step is to define the program of spaces required to support this goal and better define the activities that the boathouse should be designed to support. The City will also be holding community meetings this spring to refine the design.

Hoboken Opens New Section of Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

Waterfront Walkway Opening

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer was joined this afternoon by Stevens Institute of Technology President Nariman Farvardin, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Freeholder Anthony L. Romano, and members of the community to cut the ribbon to open a portion of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. The walkway between Sinatra Park and Castle Point Park includes a section completed by the Stevens Institute of Technology and a rebuilt section of walkway around Sinatra Field.

“With the opening of this walkway, Hoboken now has a continuous waterfront multiuse path from the Jersey City border to our skate park at Castle Point for our active community to enjoy,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Thanks to decades of work by committed activists, our waterfront is already the envy of the state. I look forward during the next few months to working with the community to redesign central Sinatra Drive into a safe and attractive destination for everyone to enjoy.”

City of Hoboken Acquires Property for Southwest Park

Southwest Park - Block 12

The City of Hoboken has acquired a nearly one acre property as the first major installment of a new Southwest Park.

“I fought for a long time for a Southwest Park, and I’m excited to announce that we now own an acre of property for the first part of a larger park that we will expand through the redevelopment process,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I look forward to immediately kicking off the planning process so we can design and build the first phase of this much-deserved park that reflects the community’s vision for this neighborhood. I thank County Executive DeGise, Freeholder Romano, and the Hudson County Freeholders for their funding support of this project.”

Community Invited to 1600 Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


The community is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for 1600 Park on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:00pm.

Hoboken’s newest park, located at 1600 Park Avenue, is more than 2 acres in size and features a multi-use field, restrooms, dog run, viewing mound and slide hill. For spectators, bleachers and leaning rails are located along the Park Avenue side of the field. The field is striped for soccer, women and men’s lacrosse, and t-ball, instructional, and minor league baseball. A new traffic light with pedestrian signal was recently installed at 16th Street and Park Avenue to provide safer pedestrian access to the park.

A pickup/drop-off area is located in front of the park along 16th Street between Willow Avenue and Park Avenue. The nearest metered parking is along Willow Avenue from 14th Street to 16th Street, and the nearest private parking garage is located at 15th Street and Garden Street. Bicycle parking is available at the park.

Groups Invited to Apply for Field Use at 1600 Park

1600 Park

The City of Hoboken invites leagues, teams, and community organizations to apply for the use of field space at 1600 Park for the remainder of the summer. The multi-use field, which can accommodate a variety of sports, is expected to open on a preliminary basis in early August.

“We are so glad to open up this new field to all the teams, leagues and other members of the community looking for a place to practice or play a match,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “The field will also be open to all members of the public for a pickup game or practice whenever it is not reserved.”

Groups interested in applying for field space can download a permit request form and email it to or contact the Recreation Division at 201-420-2012 with any questions.

Additional construction at 1600 Park, including restroom facilities and dog run will continue. Until the lights are connected in a few weeks, the field will be available for use during the day through sunset.

Hoboken High School & Secaucus Pools Open to Residents for Summer

Effective immediately, Hoboken residents may use the Secaucus municipal pool at a reduced rate. The application form can be downloaded from the City website. The City thanks Mayor Gonnelli and the Town of Secaucus for making their pool available to Hoboken residents.

The pool at Hoboken High School will also be open to all residents from July 8 to August 21, Monday through Thursday from 11am to 5pm. “Mommy and Me” sessions will take place from 3pm to 5pm.

In addition, a new pool is being installed at the Boys and Girls Club which is expected to open in July.

Construction Progress Update on 1600 Park & Sinatra Park


Progress continues to be made on two major parks projects: the new 1600 Park and the waterfront soccer field at Sinatra Park. Due to soft soil conditions found at 1600 Park, it was necessary to revise the design to strengthen the foundation for the field lighting. The lights are critical so the field can be used after dark and accommodate the high demand for field use by all ages in the community.

1600 Park
This week, drilling is taking place for the foundations needed to install light poles at 1600 Park. Drilling 60 feet to the bedrock for foundations is complicated by the presence of various nearby utilities. The City thanks PSE&G and United Water for their tremendous collaboration during this process. United Water will be shutting off and rerouting water of a nearby 12” water main during drilling. This Saturday, PSE&G will install extensions so that overhead wires are not impacted by the drilling equipment and the work can be safely completed. This work may require Willow Avenue to be partially closed. County Sheriff officers will be on the scene to direct traffic. The City contractor used hand tools to dig through an area near a steel gas main, and PSE&G will be using vibration detectors to ensure drilling is performed safely. Pouring of the concrete for the foundations is scheduled for the end of the week. Concurrently, work is taking place to prepare the restrooms and storage facilities building. In early July, the contractor will start installing the sports lights, fence and turf. The benches, restrooms, slide, and dog run will be installed shortly thereafter.