15th & Park update

1/16/2008:

Here’s a little update on the progress at this park on 15th Street.

“Feel good” blurb from the city website:

Mayor David Roberts was on hand to survey the new Hoboken Cove Park. Coming soon to 15 th & Park Avenue, this park area will provide an open ball field along with a state of the art playground for youngsters. Public parking is also available in the new Park On Park garage across the street. The play area marks the completion of another phase of the Hoboken Cove Park open space that will add even more to the great quality of life in our City. This project is an element of Mayor Roberts’s effort to add 17 new acres of open space for both active and passive use.”

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10/18/2007:
Progress being made on the kiddie playground near Harborside Lofts, right next to highly trafficked Park Ave.

I’ve overheard some residents really dislike these run-of-the-mill playgrounds that are popping up all over town. While others feel that some of the existing playgrounds/parks really need to be re-designed with the changing demographic in Hoboken.

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34 Comments on "15th & Park update"


Member
7 years 10 months ago

As a mom of a very active 2 year old, I appreciate the playgrounds, but, geez, how about some grass and trees for a change? It would be nice if they could just put some open space in for once.

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purple68
7 years 10 months ago

I agree, and I stand corrected about my comment last week when I said that they put two of the exact same playground structures ten feet apart. They are two different (but similar) pieces of equipment.

Some grass where kids could RUN around and kick a ball might have been nice.

Member
7 years 10 months ago

I disagree that these are “run of the mill.” I grew up elsewhere. The playground near my house when I was a kid was a mess of broken beer bottles and grafitti. At least we had a cool house of tires on which to climb, until somebody set them on fire in the middle of a summer day. They were never replaced. And the tire swing was torn down and never replaced. And the slide was bashed up and left to rust. And the bathroom house was eventually abandoned and left locked up.

So don’t complain about these tot lots. It’s a lot better than what some of us had when we were young.

Grass, trees — possibly not an option in this area. Much of the nearby plot of land at the Tea Bldg. is capped with a big tarp and two feet of new dirt. This lot might be similarly capped.

As for space to run — the entire stretch of land between Harborside and Weehawken is supposed to be a big park. That is, if Mayor Quimby ever gets off his tuckus and gets it built or twists the necessary arms to get it built.

Member
7 years 10 months ago

I hope they keep that 8 foot chain link fence up so that dogs don’t hop out of the park and onto Park Ave.

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Newbie
7 years 10 months ago

It always astounds me when people who live in a city complain that it isn’t the suburbs…