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Hoboken Awarded a $200,000 grant for a Soccer Field for 1600 Park – Construction Underway

More progress on Parks in Hoboken and good news on Hoboken getting a $200,000 grant for the future soccer field for 1600 Park. Read below for more details….

HOBOKEN AWARDED $200,000 GRANT FOR SOCCER FIELD FROM U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION

1600 Park Under Construction

Photo courtesy of the City of Hoboken

The U.S. Soccer Foundation announced today that the City of Hoboken is a recipient of a 2013 Safe Places to Play Grant. The City applied for the funding to pay for the turf field to be built as part of Phase 1 of construction at 1600 Park & Hoboken Cove.

“With a booming population as more families choose to stay here for the long term, our community needs more open space for recreation than ever before,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We are so thankful to the U.S. Soccer Foundation for their generous support in building what will be a great field for our entire community to enjoy.”

The $200,000 grant is one of 48 grants totaling $2.4 million announced today by the U.S. Soccer Foundation.

“The U.S. Soccer Foundation is thrilled to support the City of Hoboken’s efforts to provide a safe place for children to play soccer,” said Krista Washington, marketing and communications coordinator at the U.S. Soccer Foundation. “We believe every child should have the opportunity to play the game in a safe environment that encourages positive social and physical development and we are excited to see the impact a new field will have on the youth of Hoboken!”

Construction recently began on Phase 1 of 1600 Park & Hoboken Cove. Phase 1 will include a multi-use field, lighting, bleachers and leaning rails, a dog run, restrooms, bike racks, and a slide hill and viewing mound. The full master plan for the park is available at www.hobokennj.org/1600park.

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