Parks not needed in Hoboken

Parks not needed, go unused much of the time in Hoboken

One gorgeous afternoon the other day in Hoboken, I noticed how one park in particular (Mama Johnson Field) was devoid of human life.

It was a perfectly comfortable day.

Yet the field was empty and even the entire rack of Nextbikes were un-touched.

With all the whining and clamoring about the need for open space and parks – moments like this are outright unacceptable. Perhaps they should build condos here instead. At least they would get used.

There are no excuses for why all parks and fields in Hoboken shouldn’t be brimming with people on all nice days, even including waiting lists to use them.

And where was everyone anyway? 0% unemployment in Hoboken? Probably on their phone or computer.

parks not needed in Hoboken NJ anymore no one uses them

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10 Comments on "Parks not needed in Hoboken"

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Sidewalks are the new recreation areas of the City. Anything goes – soccer, basketball, half pikes using the neighboring building and bus stop shelter.

apostodr
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apostodr

I think this is the most ridiculous article I have read in a long time. If you had decided to walk over and actually look at the field you would realize that the reason there are no people using this park is because the gate is locked. The gate stays locked due to insurance reasons when there is no one to supervise the field.

Brian
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This park hosts a lot of Zog Sports activities, Peewee football practices, league softball games, kickball, concerts, etc. I would even say it gets more use than other parks because it’s constantly being used at night, with the lights on (other parks are dark, and empty).

whewwhewwhew
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This field is normally packed all weekend with girls softball from morning until late afternoon ages 5-10.
Also LaCross. Maybe if they drove out the Meth Heads stumbling around people would use the field more often but not the greatest neighborhood.

A328
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A328

Please be more positive. If we can help in any way, please let your readers know. Your tone has become very negative for a blog I believe is created to promote Hoboken happenings.

whewwhewwhew
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My story about Meth Heads in fact BTW… not negativity. I had my 5 year old daughter there for an innocent softball game on a Sunday Morning at 9AM.. yes 9AM when as I was watching the game he walked into a parked car and started pounded hoods of cars adjacent to the field.
Then he went to the Mini Mart across the street and began ripping the signs off the front of the property. The owners called the cops and within 5 minutes he was handcuffed and put into an ambulance. I am just thankful he did not start making his way onto the field in a rampage where I am sure he would have been badly hurt when the dads (and some mom’s too) would have taken those cute little pink bats and bashed his head in.

A328
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A328

I wasn’t responding to your comment. Merely the tone of Hoboken411 becoming more cynical, article after article.

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