Hoboken and county officials gathered to cut the ribbon on the new Madison Street Park in the 3rd Ward this morning after about six months of construction work.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“I am thrilled to have joined so many residents to cut the ribbon on our new Madison Street Park,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“This state-of-the-art park with brand new equipment reflects a collaborative approach to improving our existing park space, while making it safer and more enjoyable for our children. Thanks to everyone who came out to cut the ribbon on Hoboken’s newest park!”
The park includes playground equipment for both younger and older children, a new water spray feature, new safety surface, swings, bathroom, shade structures, benches, and more. The park is open to the public from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
“We’re proud to be a partner in the effort to expand and enhance open space in Hoboken,” added County Executive Tom DeGise.
“I look forward to working with Mayor Bhalla, Council President Giattino and the City Council to continue to improve quality of life in Hoboken as we’ve done here together with Madison Street Park.”
Hudson County provided $500,000 in funds to assist with construction of Madison Street Park, through their Open Space Trust Fund.
Additionally, Mike Russo, the councilman of the 3rd Ward, praised the project as a win across the board.
“The 3rd Ward now has this amazing and safe water park for all of our children to enjoy,” said Russo.
“It’s amazing to see how it has transformed over the years since I played here as a kid. Now I get to enjoy it with my 4 children. It was a pleasure working with our Mayor and his administration, the County Executive and his team and most especially the parents who helped to shape this park into what it is today so we can all enjoy it!”
Construction on the park broke ground in January 2019 and was completed within six months.
The features of the park were based largely on input from the community through surveys and public meetings in 2018.