Hoboken Unveils Two Design Concepts for 800 Monroe Resiliency Park; Seeks Public Feedback

800 Monroe Resiliency Park Designs

Hoboken Introduces Two Design Concepts for 800 Monroe Resiliency Park

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and Hoboken officials have unveiled two design drafts for the upcoming 800 Monroe St. Resiliency Park. The designs feature amenities like tennis and pickleball courts, dog runs, and more. The city encourages residents to provide feedback through an online survey available at hobokennj.gov/800monroesurvey3, which will close on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m.

Mayor Bhalla emphasized the importance of such parks in addressing the city’s flooding issues, stating, “This will be our fourth resiliency park, a testament to our commitment to safeguarding West Hoboken residents from frequent flooding.”

Funding for the park will largely come from community benefit payments related to the 930 Monroe St. redevelopment, covering a significant portion of the construction and design expenses.

Although a community pool was initially considered for the 800 Monroe St. location, it was deemed unsuitable due to engineering constraints. Instead, a public pool will be incorporated into the Multi-Service Center redesign project. More details can be found at hobokennj.gov/mscrevitalization.

The two new design drafts, named Meandering Trails and Linear Trails, have been refined based on public feedback from an earlier presentation in April. Both designs offer similar amenities but differ in layout and circulation.

The Meandering Trails design situates tennis and pickleball courts in the park’s southern section, with dog runs to the north and a series of curved pathways connecting the park’s features. A unique cloud-like shade canopy will cover many walkways and plazas.

In contrast, the Linear Trails design places the courts in the park’s northern section, with dog runs parallel to Jackson Street. This design emphasizes straight pathways for efficient travel and clear sightlines.

Both designs incorporate measures to reduce noise disturbances to nearby homes from park activities.

After the Hoboken City Council approves the final design, an engineering study will assess the park’s stormwater detention capabilities.

Hoboken’s existing three resiliency parks, including ResilienCity Park, Southwest Resiliency Park, and the 7th & Jackson Resiliency Park, can hold up to 3 million gallons of stormwater during heavy rainfall. Together with the North Hudson Sewerage Authority‚Äôs pumps, these parks have averted about 88% of potential floods from 2016 to 2023.