Hoboken Spotlight: Elysian Park Mike


Ever notice a city employee who stands above the rest?

Well Mike, one of the individuals responsible for maintaining Elysian Park is one of them. (Oh, and to the dog run folks, sorry I forgot to post the Xmas donation email last month!)

Mike is responsible for the park from Wednesday to Saturday, covering everything from the leaves, grass and even the dog park. I noticed him during the fall in particular, as he was very careful and methodical when operating the leave blowing apparatus. In other words, he gave a crap about what kind of job he was doing, and it was very admirable.

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In the photo above, taken last weekend, he was tending to the dog run, evening out the rocks. “I love dogs,” he said “and this part of the park is always filling up with puddles of water when it rains.” I asked him about the rocks that were promised to be re-filled in the park weeks ago, and he didn’t know for sure, but recalled some kind of delivery notice of some sort.

He said he’d like to get a more regular shift at the park (like M-F) so he can spend more time coaching sports in Hoboken as well.

Hat’s off to Mike for the good job he does, and the dedication he has for his work.

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Mike’s doing a great job!!!

Too bad the City doesn’t have more guys like him!!!!

How much do you think Mike makes compared to Carm LaBruno or Meathead Ex Swat Team Head Adreotti????

I say give Mike a bonus and fire the other 2!!!!




Mike P. is a great kid – he’s helped me out over the years with officiating softball games. He’s responsible and he cares. Way to go MP! You the man.


Have to say that the guys in Columbus park do a great job too, its a county park and I don’t know the man’s name but he will clean up the toddler playground and wash off the slides and swings when I come in with the grandkids after a rain or a chalk fest.

Elysian is my fav as I played there as a child so I love the consideration that has been taken with this park.

Little league park is very clean, the worst is the most over used Church Square park. This section of town needs more playspace.

Furey you’re still a newbie so relax! :mrgreen:


Go Mike! Thank you for all your hard work. 😛


OK, sorry, I screwed up that one I’ll type it out 😳

I’ll have to remember homeworld‘s comment from #10 — Oh you were born here? Is your last name Stevens? No? Oh well then.