The City of Hoboken has launched a public survey to solicit feedback on two new Church Square Park renderings as part of their vision plan.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Church Square Park has been serving the Hoboken community for generations, and it has evolved and adapted as needed, but now we must decide what comes next for this historic gem,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“I encourage all residents to take part in that process and make their voices heard, by filling out this survey.”
The first concept, The Oval, proposes shifting active uses to the perimeter of the park and re-establishes the historic oval as a passive space for strolling, sitting, and community gathering.
This vision includes a strolling path around the oval, natural themed playgrounds, a spray plaza, and multiple seating areas including a garden plaza.
The concept includes enhancements to the basketball courts, an expanded flexible turf area with play mounds, and renovated lawn spaces.
The second concept, The Central Spine, proposes dividing active and passive uses along the historic spine with passive uses on the west side and active uses on the east side of the park.
This vision includes a defined central spine with plantings and seating, a new splash pad, a picnic grove with outdoor games, upgraded playgrounds, a linear plaza, expanded flexible turf area with social swing seating, and renovated lawn spaces.
The final concepts will be gradually implemented in the coming years as repairs and upgrades are planned or needed for the park.
To take the online survey, click here.