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January 24, 2013

City of Hoboken Community Meeting for Elysian Park Improvements February 27th, 2013

The latest update on Parks from the City of Hoboken Office of the Mayor…

HOBOKEN COMMUNITY MEETING FOR ELYSIAN PARK IMPROVEMENTS 2-27-2013

Elysian Park Winter January 2013 in Hoboken HDR smaller

A public hearing will be held on February 27th, 2013 at the Hoboken Historical Museum (1301 Hudson Street) for the public to review and provide feedback on proposed improvements to Elysian Park. Residents are invited to attend any time between 7pm and 9pm. A community meeting was previously held on December 20th, to solicit input from the public.

In advance of the community meeting, residents can review the proposed plan at www.hobokennj.org/elysianpark.

The City of Hoboken has been awarded $600,000 in Green Acres funding for improvements to Elysian Park.

A community meeting for Phase 2 of improvements to Legion Park (located at 1225 Willow Ave) will be announced shortly.

Parks Update

To date, renovations and repairs have been completed at Jackson Street Park, Jefferson Park, Legion Park, Madison Street Park, the waterfront skate park, and Mama Johnson Field. The playground area and basketball courts have been renovated at Church Square Park, and the restroom facilities are also scheduled for renovation. Acrylic surfacing of the basketball courts will take place in the spring. Construction is continuing to rebuild Sinatra Field and Castle Point Park on the waterfront. Construction has begun on Phase 1 of 1600 Park and Hoboken Cove, which 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 Little League Field at Stevens Park will be resurfaced using a $250,000 Hudson County Open Space grant. Batting cages will also be installed. The City is also in the process of acquiring land for a Southwest Park.

Proposed Elysian Park Plan:

Hoboken Elysian Park Concept Plan 1-22-2013

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December 13, 2012

Hoboken – Community Meeting for Elysian Park Improvements December 20th 7-9pm

Filed under: City Of Hoboken News,Hoboken,parks — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 8:10 AM

Below is the latest community meeting on parks in Hoboken, next up Elysian Park…..

RESCHEDULED: COMMUNITY MEETING FOR ELYSIAN PARK IMPROVEMENTS

Elysian Park Hoboken

A community meeting previously scheduled for October 30th has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 20th at the Hoboken Historical Museum to solicit input from the public on improvements to Elysian Park. Residents are invited to attend any time between 7pm and 9pm.

In addition to attending the community meeting, residents can also submit their feedback via an online survey available at www.hobokennj.org/elysianpark.

The City of Hoboken has been awarded $600,000 in Green Acres funding for improvements to Elysian Park.

Year of the Parks Update

To date, renovations and repairs have been completed at Jackson Street Park, Jefferson Park, Legion Park, Madison Street Park, the waterfront skate park, and Mama Johnson Field. Work to upgrade a playground area and basketball courts has begun at Church Square Park. Construction is underway to rebuild Sinatra Field and Castle Point Park on the waterfront. In addition, construction will begin soon on Phase 1 of 1600 Park and Hoboken Cove, which 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 Little League Field at Stevens Park will be resurfaced using a $250,000 Hudson County Open Space grant. Batting cages will also be installed. The City is also in the process of acquiring land for a Southwest Park.

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October 17, 2012

Hoboken Awarded $850,000 in Grants for Elysian And Stevens Parks

Very good news for Hoboken residents and taxpayers that like their parks updated and well maintained and also seeing those changes not result in an increased tax levy…

CITY OF HOBOKEN AWARDED GRANTS FOR ELYSIAN PARK AND STEVENS PARKS

Residents Invited to Elysian Park Planning Community Meeting & City Hall Neighborhood Sustainability Workshop

The City of Hoboken has won $600,000 in Green Acres funding for improvements to Elysian Park and a $250,000 County Open Space grant for Stevens Park.

“I look forward to working with the community to develop a plan for improving Elysian Park and thank DEP Commissioner Martin and Green Acres for this funding,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Thanks to County Executive DeGise and our Freeholders, we will also be able to resurface our Little League Field at Stevens Park. We’re proud of the progress we’re making during the Year of the Parks to create new park space and upgrade our existing parks.”

To date, renovations and repairs have been completed on Jackson Street Park, Jefferson Park, Legion Park, Madison Street Park, the waterfront skate park, and Mama Johnson Field. Construction will begin within weeks on Church Square Park and Sinatra Park, and later this fall on 1600 Park & Hoboken Cove. The City is also in the process of acquiring land for a Southwest Park.

Elysian Park Planning Community Meeting

A community meeting will be held on October 30 at the Hoboken Historical Museum to solicit input from the public on improvements to Elysian Park. Residents are invited to attend any time between 7pm and 9pm.

In addition to attending the community meeting, residents can also submit their feedback via an online survey available at www.hobokennj.org/elysianpark.

City Hall Sustainability Workshop

The community is also invited to a City Hall Neighborhood Sustainability Workshop to be held on Saturday, October 20 at City Hall starting at 12:30pm.

The Rutgers Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES) and Mayor Dawn Zimmer are hosting a community workshop regarding improving the environmental sustainability of the block surrounding City Hall. Based on suggestions and input from Hoboken residents, the Rutgers Department of Landscape Architecture design team will develop green infrastructure options to be considered for implementation on this block. The expectation is to later adopt this approach on other city blocks with the help of various local groups.

Workshop Schedule

  • 12:30pm: Welcome by Mayor Zimmer and introduction to the sustainability challenge
  • 1:30pm: Work session in small groups moderated by Rutgers Graduate Students in Landscape Architecture
  • 3:30pm: Closing discussion, sharing ideas
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June 23, 2012

Photo of the Day Elysian Park Climbing Tree

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Today’s photo of the day in Hoboken features a tree used by many young kids in Hoboken in Elysian Park  as their first climbing tree due to its low branches and natural bushes as a safety landing spot.

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May 23, 2011

Photo of the Day: Elysian Park Greenery

Filed under: Hoboken,Photo Of The Day — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 8:45 AM

Elysian Park 5-22-2011

Today’s photo of the day is from Elysian Park taken yesterday.

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March 21, 2011

Hoboken Photo of the Day: Full Moon at Elysian Park

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Today’s photo of the day is a shot of the moon from Hoboken’s Elysian Park. The full moon was its largest in almost 20 years and with the clear skies was a striking site for many Hoboken observers.

Link: ‘Supermoon’ Dazzles: Biggest Full Moon in 18 Years

Full Moon by Beth

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