Hobokenpix: Locked Fields

11/9/2009:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 11/9/2009

You ever wonder why many of our fields are locked? With piers & parks collapsing, many residents are dumbfounded as to why perfectly good fields such as this Hoboken Little League field stay locked when people are clamoring for open space.

What could possibly be the “big deal” as to why they don’t just leave it open?

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16 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Locked Fields"

hobposer
Member
hobposer

the roller hockey rink is always closed and we all jump the fence and play anyway and nobody has said anything in 7 years.

homeworld
Member

I miss the free ice skating rink that used to be there in the winter until they put the fake turf in.

MartyMcFly
Member
MartyMcFly

I don’t understand where this post came from. This field is practically always in use.

WashingtonStreetHero
Member
WashingtonStreetHero

This field is used pretty much year round. I have seen softball games, baseball games (coaches, please tell your kids to keep their back elbow up when hitting), volleyball games, soccer matches, pick up baseball games and tons of other activities on this field. There are most likely legal reasons as to why this field is locked when it is.

My one gripe with blah, is that the field does not have a dirt infield. One of the things I loved about baseball, was the smell of the dirt.

escaped68
Member

So what you are saying is that because they maintain the field it is theirs for their exclusive use and they will issue permits to who ever they feel is responsible enough to use it. It is a public field for the publics use. By using your logic 5 residents can stake out a section of any park clean and maintain it and then put up a fence and say “it’s for our use only”.

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