Hoboken Awarded Grants for Elysian Park and Stevens Park

Hoboken, NJ - Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

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

The City of Hoboken has been awarded $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

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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