HOBOKEN -- The city of Hoboken has been awarded $600,000 in Green Acres funding for improvements to Elysian Park and a $250,000 County Open Space grant for Stevens Park.
“I look forward to working with the community to develop a plan for improving Elysian Park and thank DEP Commissioner Martin and Green Acres for this funding,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Thanks to County Executive DeGise and our freeholders, we will also be able to resurface our Little League Field at Stevens Park. We’re proud of the progress we’re making during the Year of the Parks to create new park space and upgrade our existing parks.”
A community meeting will be held on Oct. 30 at the Hoboken Historical Museum to solicit input from the public on improvements to Elysian Park. Residents are invited to attend any time between 7 pm and 9 pm.
The community is also invited to a City Hall Neighborhood Sustainability Workshop to be held on Saturday, October 20 at City Hall starting at 12:30 pm.
The Rutgers Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES) and Zimmer are hosting a community workshop regarding improving the environmental sustainability of the block surrounding City Hall. Based on suggestions and input from Hoboken residents, the Rutgers Department of Landscape Architecture design team will develop green infrastructure options to be considered for implementation on this block. The expectation is to later adopt this approach on other city blocks with the help of various local groups.