Happy Holidays, Hoboken Parks!

Hoboken Parks wouldn’t look good without ’em!

A big Holiday Cheer for the men and women who work for the Hoboken Parks Department!

Each day Hoboken residents and parents use one of our many parks (like Elysian Park pictured below), it may be easy to take for granted that they’re clean and well-maintained. But just know that behind the scenes, and often when you’re not there – someone is taking care of the parks we know and love.

I’d love to see one of the many desk-jockeys at City Hall try and do these thankless jobs (no, it’s not on my Christmas list). And I do have to say, that since micro-managing people have infiltrated our city government – the quality has suffered a little (they could use a little more manpower, in fact). But I digress…

Next time you run into one of these guys or gals – tell them how much you appreciate their work!

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5 Comments on "Happy Holidays, Hoboken Parks!"

bigman23
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bigman23

From someone who’s lived uptown and downtown, I definitely notice that people uptown do a MUCH better job of cleaning up after their dogs than downtown people. 1st St was like a freaking mine field. And yes the grassy areas near Maxwell Place and in Elysian Park are looking spotty, but there isn’t many places for a dog to go… And I can’t stand when people let their dogs use the dog runs in Elysian and Maxwell as their toilet. Don’t poop where you play…

animal_lover
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animal_lover

I really despise the mothers that force their sons to pee behind the trees in the parks. Finally took one of these women to court. She later thanked me telling me that many of her friends did the same thing and they were not aware it was wrong.

As far the the dog runs go, I agree that a dog would not want to play and poop in the same area. However the grounds of the dog runs are filthy because of the “cat-litter lie” dusty material. The neighboring towns have astro turf or sand – much more cleanly.[quote comment=”213023″]From someone who’s lived uptown and downtown, I definitely notice that people uptown do a MUCH better job of cleaning up after their dogs than downtown people. 1st St was like a freaking mine field. And yes the grassy areas near Maxwell Place and in Elysian Park are looking spotty, but there isn’t many places for a dog to go… And I can’t stand when people let their dogs use the dog runs in Elysian and Maxwell as their toilet. Don’t poop where you play…[/quote]

lhoward222
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lhoward222

From a less than god-almighty dog owner, I can say that owners/dogs that regularly use dog parks and general parks do indeed pick up their dog’s mess. Yet, in absence of “official” uptown dog park, I do think/worry about grass abuse in Hudson County Columbus Park. We dog owners were promised a dog run in the new 1600 block park … let’s see what happens …

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

I feel for you lhoward222, but you know exactly what’s going to happen.[quote comment=”213006″]From a less than god-almighty dog owner, I can say that owners/dogs that regularly use dog parks and general parks do indeed pick up their dog’s mess. Yet, in absence of “official” uptown dog park, I do think/worry about grass abuse in Hudson County Columbus Park. We dog owners were promised a dog run in the new 1600 block park … let’s see what happens …[/quote]

CumpyCP
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CumpyCP

Awesome job guys.

Would be a lot easir if the almighty dog owners didnt ignore the clear signage to not have thier oh-so-cute dogs on the grass, fouling it up with thier piles.

Dont be shy – tell the masters to get off the grass.

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