Stevens Park / Little League Field

Stevens Park broken already in Hoboken

Update 2:

Here are some more pictures and observations regarding the Stevens Park dog run.

  1. The water fountain is already broken / leaking. The geniuses that installed it did so in FREEZING weather. The pipes must have frozen, and it’s already become a busted, leaking contraption.
  2. There is no double gate “holding pen” and dogs are apt to escape much easier now.
  3. The fence at the gate post is “built” using zip ties rather than real hardware. Brilliant.
  4. No shovels, just “poop bags.” Watch how the park will fill with feces when that box is perpetually empty.

Additionally, the “toddler area” is not fenced in. Expect more dough to be spent on that. Plus, kids are apparently getting splinters from the shoddy railroad ties used in the park. Buy stock in band-aids and ointment!

It seems very clear that this whole renovation process has been a complete farce. Wonder what the total bill was for the “soaking” the city took.

Stevens Park – Hoboken, NJ

stevens park dog run update Hoboken NJOK – as you may be aware of – various Hoboken parks and dog runs have been undergoing “renovations” over the past few weeks.

Stevens Park is one of them, and it recently opened – and here is one resident’s “constructive criticism” of the latest city presentation:

“We checked out Stevens Dog Park after they reopened it. Although it’s not quite finished yet, and they still have to finish two gates and whatever the overhead structure is going to be. As you can see, they replaced the hose bib with a water fountain. This is not good. Those fountains get filled with dirt and rocks, how are they supposed to get cleaned? What’s wrong with having a hose? Dogs like to cool off in the summer and people occasionally need to rinse their hands.

Also, the railing set inside the wood curbs will get filled up with garbage and debris. Whoever designed this renovation probably did not get any feedback from people who actually use the parks.”

Well – as far as we’re concerned – this is one of those “hindsight” moments, where you can reflect on the short-sightedness of public entities like the Hoboken city government. The days of thoroughly thinking through complex projects are long gone. Thanks to our “external brains” (as outlined in the awesome book “The Shallows“), deep thought is a thing of the past, and retroactive corrections are now the norm.

Whatever, right? “It’s nice and new” is all that counts these days, despite the shortcomings. Mediocre is the new “acceptable.”

Description: Hoboken City Park, Little league Field, food concession stand, restroom facilities, childrens play area, Dog run, batting cage, ice skating rink
Address: 401 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Photos of Hoboken Stevens Park

Lots of Photos:
hoboken little league game in progress 2 right side.JPG

hoboken little league left bleachers.JPG

hoboken little league concession.JPG

stevens park playground.JPG

stevens park dog run.JPG

stevens park statue.JPG

6 Responses

  1. southernyupster says:

    Is there still free Wifi at this park? When I tried it recently, nothing showed up as a free, unlocked AP.

  2. YouStayCl@ssyHoboken says:

    Walking through Stevens park the other day, a groundskeeper was operating a leaf blower in the wind, with no goggles on, and the leaf debris kept blowing back into her eyes. City should fix that situation for sure.

  3. drdrool says:

    It is built poorly by a company who obviously has no clue…. But dog owners got a new park on the taxpayer’s dime; more nice open space turned into a gross dog run that 90% of the city doesn’t care about. Stop complaining that you have to bring your own bag to pick up Fido’s turd or that your dog who will drink from the toilet and eat it’s own puke will have to have dirty water!

    I think these dog runs should be privately run, and pay for themselves. A yearly fee of $500 per dog would cover all the upkeep and turd bags dog owners need.

    • jonsie says:

      Many dog owners are property taxpayers too. Just because the dogs don’t pay taxes shouldn’t matter. Why don’t we charge $500 a year for every kid that uses the playgrounds too?[quote comment=”222060″]It is built poorly by a company who obviously has no clue…. But dog owners got a new park on the taxpayer’s dime; more nice open space turned into a gross dog run that 90% of the city doesn’t care about. Stop complaining that you have to bring your own bag to pick up Fido’s turd or that your dog who will drink from the toilet and eat it’s own puke will have to have dirty water!I think these dog runs should be privately run, and pay for themselves. A yearly fee of $500 per dog would cover all the upkeep and turd bags dog owners need.[/quote]

      • animal_lover says:

        Jonsie, You are right on that are parks have been turned into “play grounds”. Neither a kids playground or a dog park should be built in parks of this size which are made for the entire community to gather. Both the kids and the runs exclude the quiet space and natural environment that a neighborhood park should be.

        Thank goodness we have a County Park in Hoboken. Even then with the city allowing bikes rides to race around this is not a reliable respite.[quote comment=”222062″]Many dog owners are property taxpayers too. Just because the dogs don’t pay taxes shouldn’t matter. Why don’t we charge $500 a year for every kid that uses the playgrounds too?[/quote]

    • rhall1124 says:

      1) There was already a dog park in existence here, so no open space was taken away, it was just a renovation of the dog park
      2) Your comment about 90% of the city not caring about a dog park makes no sense. Taxpayer $’s go towards city park upkeep (as well as other things), that you may not choose to use, but add value to the community by making this space available (which in turn increases property value). If we go with your idea, perhaps there should be a toll on all city roads so that taxpayers don’t have to pay for re-paving on roads they don’t drive on. And a toll to walk on sidewalks and to cross the street? The fact is that the cost to you of this park renovation is minuscule, because it is divided over the entire city. If parks became privately funded the cost to those that use it would be so ridiculous (such as $500 per dog as you mention) that no one would pay it and the parks themselves would be shut down and ceases to exist. But if you want to live in a place with absolutely no open space, maybe you’re onto something.[quote comment=”222060″]It is built poorly by a company who obviously has no clue…. But dog owners got a new park on the taxpayer’s dime; more nice open space turned into a gross dog run that 90% of the city doesn’t care about. Stop complaining that you have to bring your own bag to pick up Fido’s turd or that your dog who will drink from the toilet and eat it’s own puke will have to have dirty water!I think these dog runs should be privately run, and pay for themselves. A yearly fee of $500 per dog would cover all the upkeep and turd bags dog owners need.[/quote]

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