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Friends of Church Square Park

The Friends of Church Square Park is a community volunteer organization working to preserve and enhance the physical, natural, and cultural heritage of this historic urban park. We strive to ensure the park’s vitality as a green space and encourage its use and appreciation by neighbors, visitors, and future generations of Hobokenites.

Our work falls into three categories: Service, Community Outreach/Engagement, and Philanthropy. We work in partnership with the City to foster park stewardship and provide a forum for community input on park improvements. We promote programs that bring the community into the park to learn, recreate, and make friends. We increase fiscal and human resources dedicated to Church Square Park in order to meet the needs of the Park’s surrounding community.

We are governed by a leadership board, and will receive support from gracious members, donors, and grants.

Friends of Church Square Park

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Friends of Church Square Park

The Friends of Church Square Park is a community volunteer organization working to preserve and enhance the physical, natural, and cultural heritage of this historic urban park. We strive to ensure the park’s vitality as a green space and encourage its use and appreciation by neighbors, visitors, and future generations of Hobokenites.

Our work falls into three categories: Service, Community Outreach/Engagement, and Philanthropy. We work in partnership with the City to foster park stewardship and provide a forum for community input on park improvements. We promote programs that bring the community into the park to learn, recreate, and make friends. We increase fiscal and human resources dedicated to Church Square Park in order to meet the needs of the Park’s surrounding community.

We are governed by a leadership board, and will receive support from gracious members, donors, and grants.

Mission

The Friends of Church Square Park partners with the City of Hoboken to preserve and enhance the physical, natural, and cultural heritage of this historic urban park through service, community, and philanthropy. 

Vision

A sustainable Church Square Park is an urban oasis that improves the quality of life for present and future generations of Hoboken.

Core Values

We share the following values with the City of Hoboken:

  • A safe and well maintained historic urban park 
  • An engaged community that advocates for and financially supports park improvements
  • Partnership with the City of Hoboken
  • Balancing opportunities for active and passive recreation and leisure stewardship of all greenery, which is essential to the health and beauty of the park

Committees

Social Media, Marketing, Communications, History

This committee promotes the mission of the Friends of Church Square Park, communicates and generates interest in the causes that the Friends represent, and preserves the history of Church Square Park. The committee creates and curates marketing and communications materials, monitors, and manages the group's page on the City website and @friendsofchurchsquarepark on Facebook and Instagram.

Landscape

This committee ensures the nature and the built spaces in the park create an environment that will allow neighbors to enjoy the park to its fullest.

Philanthropy

This committee raises funds, outside of the City budget, to support projects and initiatives. They help manage the flow of capital into and out of the organization.

Events

This committee works with local businesses and volunteers to host events in Church Square Park.

Community Liaison

Tracks and prioritizes community feedback and improvement ideas.

Join us!

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 complete this Google Form. Thanks — and see you at the Park!

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Does the Shade Tree Commission have a list of trees that they recommend for planting? View the approved list of tree species.

Who should trim the tree in front of my house? Please contact David Calamoneri.

I know of a tree that I believe is dying or is dangerous, who should I contact? Please contact David Calamoneri.

How do I become a volunteer for the Shade Tree Commission? Please contact Peter Bakarich III.

How do I apply to be a commissioner on the Shade Tree Commission? Submit an application for appointment to citizen advisory boards and commissions.

When does the Hoboken Shade Tree commission meet? Click here to view the meeting dates for 2015.

What are the benefits and reasons for planting trees in Hoboken? Read about 13 Reasons to plant trees.

How can I find out info on the tree(s) on my Street? View the Hoboken Tree Inventory.

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