Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla, City and County officials, and residents celebrated the grand opening of the Madison Street Park this morning. The park was officially opened to the public following a ceremonial ribbon cutting with over 100 members of the community. The new park features brand new playground equipment for children of all ages, safety features, and improved park space.
“I am thrilled to have joined so many residents to cut the ribbon on our new Madison Street Park,” said Mayor Bhalla. “This state-of-the-art park with brand new equipment reflects a collaborative approach to improving our existing park space, while making it safer and more enjoyable for our children. Thanks to everyone who came out for the grand opening of Hoboken’s newest park!”
“We’re proud to be a partner in the effort to expand and enhance open space in Hoboken,” said County Executive Tom DeGise. “I look forward to working with Mayor Bhalla, Council President Giattino and the City Council to continue to improve quality of life in Hoboken as we’ve done here together with Madison Street Park.”
“The 3rd Ward now has this amazing and safe water park for all of our children to enjoy,” said Councilman Mike Russo. “It’s amazing to see how it has transformed over the years since I played here as a kid. Now I get to enjoy it with my 4 children. It was a pleasure working with our Mayor and his administration, the County Executive and his team and most especially the parents who helped to shape this park into what it is today so we can all enjoy it!”
Construction on the park broke ground in January, 2019, and was completed within six months. The features of the park were based largely on input from the community through surveys and public meetings in 2018. The park includes playground equipment for both younger and older children, a new water spray feature, new safety surface, swings, bathroom, shade structures, benches, and more. The park is open to the public from 8 am until 8 pm.
Hudson County provided $500,000 in funds to assist with construction of the Madison Street Park, through the County’s Open Space Trust Fund.