Mayor Dawn Zimmer was joined by local dignitaries and representatives from community parks and conservations groups Tuesday afternoon to commemorate the opening of Hoboken's newest park.
The 2.1-acre park at 1600 Park Avenue, the first phase of a master plan that includes four acres of active and passive space along Hoboken's northern waterfront, features a multi-use field striped for soccer, lacrosse and baseball, a dog run, a viewing mound and a slide hill.
"Future phases will feature passive space and water uses at Hoboken Cove, providing an opportunity to reconnect with the Hudson River as a recreation asset for our community," Zimmer said in a prepared statement. "We're looking forward later this month to awarding a contract to design a boathouse to facilitate kayaking, sailing, and other water uses. We are also exploring concepts to incorporate protection from rising seas and storm surges into the design of the Hoboken Cove portion of the park."
Drivers can pickup/drop off at the park along 16th Street between Willow Avenue and Park Avenue, where a traffic light was installed in April to provide safer pedestrian access to the park.
Metered parking is available along Willow Avenue from 14th Street to 16th Street, and the nearest private parking garage can be found at 15th Street and Garden Street.