Hoboken Begins Planning Process For SW Resiliency Park & Construction Begins at Maxwell Park

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Hoboken Begins Planning For The Southwest Resiliency Park Expansion; Construction Begins At Maxwell Park

Share your vision for the expansion of the Southwest Resiliency Park 

The City of Hoboken will officially launch the planning process for the expansion of the Southwest Resiliency Park with the first of two public engagement sessions this weekend.

Engagement sessions will be held at 60 Harrison St., the site of the temporary Southwest Pop-up Park on:

  • Saturday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Weather permitting. Rain date: Oct. 30)
  • Monday, Oct. 25, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In July 2021, the City purchased Block 10 to expand the existing Southwest Resiliency Park to ultimately provide recreational amenities and to further mitigate area flooding.

The City opened the temporary pop-up park for residents to immediately utilize while the City launched into a public planning process for the permanent expansion of the park.

Public input, gathered through engagement sessions, surveys, workshops, and more, will be used to develop alternative designs for the project that will incorporate open space amenities and stormwater management measures. Public feedback on these alternatives will guide a final design for the park before the project undergoes construction.

For more information go to, https://southwest-resiliency-park-cityofhoboken.hub.arcgis.com/.

Maxwell Park Landscape Improvements Commence 

Landscape improvements to Maxwell Park began today, October 20.

Over the next two to three weeks, the contractor will plant 26 trees, various perennial shrubs and grasses, and implement other landscape upgrades. These landscape improvements were developed after damage from Tropical Storm Isaias in 2020 uprooted trees in the waterfront park.

This week, the contractor, Downes Tree Service, will prune trees near the boathouse, remove soil and prepare planting beds, among other construction activities.

The contractor will be utilizing the former Union Dry Dock site to store materials and equipment, and vehicles will be traveling between the site and Maxwell Park during construction hours.

The project is funded by the Maxwell Park Board.

More information about the project is available at www.hobokennj.gov/resources/maxwell-park-landscape-improvements.

For construction updates on this and other projects, go to https://www.hobokennj.gov/hoboken-construction-updates.