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"


oceanbloo
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oceanbloo
7 years 11 months ago

Since 411 took these pictures on January 16, 2008, nothing else has been done to the park, other than let the grass grow.

It is now June 26.

In this city of park-starved people, the Mayor, so keen to take credit for the park (as the photo shows), sure didn’t do much to get it open to the general public. The fact that people will be smugly cutting a ribbon this afternoon when it was something that should have been done months ago leaves me shaking my head.

ShhhDontTell
Member
7 years 11 months ago

Ribbon cutting today! Or is it a Grand Opening?

homeworld
Member
8 years 4 months ago

[quote comment=”62594″]So where has the public input been in the devlopment of this area. The council has promised over and over that no major new changes would be made without public input. Bull! I’m not against a ball field or even a state of the art playground. I just want to be able to participate in the process before we find ourselves looking at a patched together piece of park at the Cove.[/quote]

Yes all major NEW changes. This was planned and approved years ago. They didn’t just decide this past summer to put the park in.

hobojoe
Member
8 years 4 months ago
Firing up the translator: “this park area will provide an open ball field” – “but we didn’t say actual ball playing will be allowed there yet now, did we? How about a memorial plaque to the sport of ball playing instead?” “along with a state of the art playground” – “A space-age material, ‘Astro-turf’ will be extensively utilized” “Public parking is also available in the new Park On Park garage across the street” – “Until it’s torn down as planned in a few weeks to build a high-rise tower. But you can use the Toll Bros. garage instead – or… Read more »
Foster
Member
8 years 4 months ago

who planned out that space? The Acme Mulch and Shrubery Company?

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