Homeless and Parks

Homeless at Hoboken Parks – how does that affect families?

Even though the Hoboken Police often send homeless people “on their way” out of local parks like Church Square Park pictured below, they most often come back immediately.

As we depicted last week – the homeless are practically overrunning every single park in Hoboken as of late.

At what point does it become a deterrent for families and their children? How should we handle the growing homeless problem in Hoboken anyway?

Homeless and families in Hoboken NJ parks

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Monday, October 20, 2014 3:29 pm

Recreational areas, for children under 12, need to be separate from public parks for various very strong reasons. A child safety issue is that in a recreation park any adult without a child can be ejected immediately. There new land purchase in the SW needs to have a large and separate children’s area so they have plenty room to play and are safe. Also our Civic parks can then remain our civic parks and the entire community can enjoy the rather than the mess and lack of access we have today in our Hoboken City historical parks.

Monday, October 20, 2014 3:13 pm

FYI, Union City & Weehawken are also good about having park attendants.

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Monday, October 20, 2014 3:12 pm

Perhaps the homeless can valet park cars.

Monday, October 20, 2014 3:09 pm

You can count on Columbus Park, a Hudson County Park, to have a caretaker/monitor. Hoboken used to have at least one monitor but gave it up along with police and other public service crews with the Zimmer administration. Poor choices have their consequences.

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