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Open Space Acquisition and Development

Hoboken has approximately 53 acres of park space, which amounts to 1 acre per 1,000 residents. In the past decade, the City has made the expansion of parks a priority, recognizing that increasing open space is critical not only for providing opportunities for active recreation and public health, but also as a strategy for stormwater management.

Hoboken has added 11 acres of parkland since 2010, including 1600 Park, park space under the Fourteenth Street Viaduct known as Viaduct Park, the Northwest “Pop-Up” Park, and Southwest Park. A new park at Seventh and Jackson Streets is also under construction.

The Hoboken stretch of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway has been nearly completed since 2010, including a walkway along property owned by Stevens Institute and along Weehawken Cove connecting Weehawken and Hoboken. The City seeks to acquire the former Union Dry Dock property to fully complete the Hoboken stretch of the Hudson River Waterfront walkway.

The acquisition of park space, and the design of each new park to incorporate gray and green infrastructure to mitigate rainfall flooding continues to be a high priority. The Northwest Resiliency Park and Cove Park are currently under design. Another resiliency park is planned adjacent to the NJ TRANSIT Hudson Bergen Light Rail 2nd Street Station and the Hoboken Housing Authority.

All Hoboken residents now live within a 5-minute walking distance from a park. Hoboken joined the Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching a historic “10-minute Walk” Parks Advocacy Campaign in 2017 which establishes the goal that all Americans live within a 10-minute walking distance from a high-quality park or green space.

Open Space Acquisition and Development

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Open Space Acquisition and Development

Hoboken has approximately 53 acres of park space, which amounts to 1 acre per 1,000 residents. In the past decade, the City has made the expansion of parks a priority, recognizing that increasing open space is critical not only for providing opportunities for active recreation and public health, but also as a strategy for stormwater management.

Hoboken has added 11 acres of parkland since 2010, including 1600 Park, park space under the Fourteenth Street Viaduct known as Viaduct Park, the Northwest “Pop-Up” Park, and Southwest Park. A new park at Seventh and Jackson Streets is also under construction.

The Hoboken stretch of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway has been nearly completed since 2010, including a walkway along property owned by Stevens Institute and along Weehawken Cove connecting Weehawken and Hoboken. The City seeks to acquire the former Union Dry Dock property to fully complete the Hoboken stretch of the Hudson River Waterfront walkway.

The acquisition of park space, and the design of each new park to incorporate gray and green infrastructure to mitigate rainfall flooding continues to be a high priority. The Northwest Resiliency Park and Cove Park are currently under design. Another resiliency park is planned adjacent to the NJ TRANSIT Hudson Bergen Light Rail 2nd Street Station and the Hoboken Housing Authority.

All Hoboken residents now live within a 5-minute walking distance from a park. Hoboken joined the Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching a historic “10-minute Walk” Parks Advocacy Campaign in 2017 which establishes the goal that all Americans live within a 10-minute walking distance from a high-quality park or green space.

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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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