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Elysian Park Playground Safety Surface and Drainage Improvements

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Over the next three years, the City of Hoboken and the Friends of Elysian Park are partnering to improve the safety surfaces, landscape, drainage, and dog run in Elysian Park.

Elysian Park Playground Safety Surface and Drainage Improvements

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Elysian Park Playground Safety Surface and Drainage Improvements

Over the next three years, the City of Hoboken and the Friends of Elysian Park are partnering to improve the safety surfaces, landscape, drainage, and dog run in Elysian Park.

Coming Soon

In Summer 2020, this project will include new surfacing and improve drainage by installing piping and an underground cistern which will accommodate drainage from both playground areas and the dog run. A system of flat panel drainage pipes will be placed on the subsurface of the playground and will lead to a larger perforated pipe at the edge of the northern playground area. The larger perforated pipe will allow rain water to flow into the cistern and infiltrate into the ground. The rubber safety surface in that playground area will be replaced with synthetic safety turf, similar to Columbus Park and Jefferson Park.

Schedule

Construction began in July 2020, and is anticipated to be completed by September, 2020. Construction hours are 8 AM – 4 PM Monday through Friday, with equipment set up beginning no earlier than 7 AM and breakdown ending no later than 6 PM.

Certain areas of the park will be unavailable to the community during construction. All areas will be secured for public safety.

Health and Safety

The City is dedicated to ensuring public health and safety during construction, and the project includes measures addressing health and safety that the Contractor must abide to, including measures to minimize noise, dust, and odor.

Project and Contact Information

The Contractor for this project is Whirl Construction, and the Construction Manager is Suburban Consulting Engineers. The City of Hoboken Department of Environmental Services is overseeing project coordination.

Email questions to jgonzalez@hobokennj.gov.

Future Phases

Pending available funding, future phases will include:

  • The soil quality, grass, and permeability of the great lawn along Hudson Street will be restored and an irrigation system will be installed.
  • A system of drainage pipes will be constructed around the perimeter to the southern playground area, which will allow water to flow into the cistern. The rubber safety surface in that playground area will be replaced with synthetic safety turf.
  • A system of drainage pipes will be constructed around the perimeter to the dog run, which will allow water to flow into the cistern. The gravel surface in the dog run will be replaced with canine turf with envirofill, similar to Church Square and Stevens Parks.

Friends of Elysian Park

Learn more about the Friends of Elysian Park.

Follow @friendsofelysianpark on Facebook and Instagram.

We are in the early phases of forming committees to take on projects for the park. We’d love for you to join us. To express interest, please email the following to FriendsOfElysianPark@gmail.com:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Address (optional)
  • Email address where you prefer to be contacted
  • Committee(s) you’re interested in

Thanks — and see you at the Park!

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