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Southwest Resiliency Park

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Southwest Resiliency Park

The Southwest Park combines passive green space and flood mitigation to meet the neighborhood's needs. It is New Jersey's first resiliency park with integrated green infrastructure to mitigate flooding.

The 1-acre Southwest Park is designed to mitigate flooding in the southwest Hoboken neighborhood by detaining 200,000 gallons of stormwater runoff through a series of green infrastructure including: rain gardens, porous pavers, a cistern for rainwater harvesting, and an underground detention system.

Constructed with low-interest financing from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program (NJEIFP), the park design includes open lawn recreational space, a dog park,pop-up market, multi-level seating for small performances, and restrooms.

The City is in negotiations to acquire another 1-acre property to expand the park and its green infrastructure to the west. This expansion is included in the Delay, Store, Discharge strategy of the Rebuild by Design - Hudon River Project.

Southwest Resiliency Park

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Southwest Resiliency Park

The Southwest Park combines passive green space and flood mitigation to meet the neighborhood's needs. It is New Jersey's first resiliency park with integrated green infrastructure to mitigate flooding.

The 1-acre Southwest Park is designed to mitigate flooding in the southwest Hoboken neighborhood by detaining 200,000 gallons of stormwater runoff through a series of green infrastructure including: rain gardens, porous pavers, a cistern for rainwater harvesting, and an underground detention system.

Constructed with low-interest financing from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program (NJEIFP), the park design includes open lawn recreational space, a dog park,pop-up market, multi-level seating for small performances, and restrooms.

The City is in negotiations to acquire another 1-acre property to expand the park and its green infrastructure to the west. This expansion is included in the Delay, Store, Discharge strategy of the Rebuild by Design - Hudon River Project.

Acquisition of Block 10

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla announced an agreement with Academy Bus to acquire an additional acre of land to double the size of the current Southwest Resiliency Park.

Hoboken will acquire “Block 10” for $11 million from Academy, which sits adjacent to the current Southwest Resiliency Park. The City will finance the acquisition utilizing various grants and the Hoboken Open Space Trust Fund, with no impact on the 2021 municipal budget.

Southwest Pop-up Park at Block 10

A temporary pop-up park will be constructed in summer 2021 utilizing equipment from the previous Northwest pop-up park. The Southwest pop-up park at Block 10 will allow for activation of the space while the City conducts a community process to design the permanent resiliency park.

The City of Hoboken hosted a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:00 PM to discuss plans for the pop-up park.

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Following the meeting, the City released a survey to collect feedback on the proposed concepts for the pop-up park. The City's design team incorporated feedback into the final concept design for the pop-up park, shown below.

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