Floor of gazebo in Jersey City’s Lincoln Park collapses, closed until further notice

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The floor of the gazebo in Jersey City’s Lincoln Park has collapsed and has been closed until further notice, a county official explained this afternoon. 

Lincoln Park

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The gazebo was “built over a void of about 30 inches beneath the concrete slab that cracked and subsequently collapsed,” said Hudson County spokesman Jim Kennelly, who was in contact with the Hudson County Division of Engineering over the matter.

“The gazebo is closed until further notice while a repair estimate can be completed. While not officially designated as a historic structure, the County Department of Buildings & Public Property expects to carry out a repair/reconstruction that respects the historic character of the structure,” he added.

Longtime District 2 Freeholder Bill O’Dea tweeted about the situation yesterday, calling on the county to declare an emergency in order to fix the problem.

O'Dea park tweet

The Hudson County Board of Freeholders have a caucus meeting at their regular location, 567 Pavonia Ave. in Jersey City – at 4 p.m. tomorrow – so it is likely the state of the gazebo will be a topic of conversation.