October 23, 2017

Hoboken Launches Northwest Resiliency Park Planning Process

The City of Hoboken is kicking off the planning process for the Northwest Resiliency Park with a project website, online survey, listening sessions, and public design charrette. The project website can be viewed at www.hobokennj.gov/nwpark.

Public Survey

The Hoboken community is invited to complete the online survey for the project at www.hobokennj.gov/nwparksurvey.

Listening Sessions

The project team will host a series of listening sessions in Hoboken parks to learn more about the community’s ideas for the Northwest Resiliency Park:

Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • 11am – 3pm: Harvest Festival, Pier A

Saturday, November 4, 2017

  • 9am – 11am: Mama Johnson Field, Sinatra Park, 1600 Park, and Garden Street Farmer’s Market
  • 12pm – 3pm: Youth City Challenge, Northwest Pop-Up Park

Public Design Charrette

The team will also host a public design charrette to work together with the community on design concepts for the park. The public charrette will be held on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm at the Wallace School Cafeteria, located at 1100 Willow Avenue.

About the Northwest Resiliency Park

Hoboken’s largest park will provide recreation and public space for our community. It will also be a fundamental part of Hoboken’s resiliency strategy by integrating green infrastructure and innovative stormwater management measures to mitigate flooding from rainfall events.

In 2016, the City of Hoboken acquired 6 acres in Northwest Hoboken to transform a former industrial site into the city’s largest public park. Initially envisioned in the 2004 Master Plan, the Northwest Resiliency Park is a key feature of the City’s comprehensive water management strategy for making Hoboken more resilient to flooding, storms, and sea level rise.

In 2017, the City of Hoboken opened a temporary pop-up park at the site which will remain in place during the design process for the permanent park. The park is located between Adams Street, Madison Street, 12th Street, and 13th Street.

The Northwest Resiliency Park will build upon the City’s ongoing efforts to integrate resiliency into park projects, such as the Southwest Park and 7th & Jackson Park.