Hoboken officials cut the ribbon on the Northwest Resiliency Park athletic field this afternoon near the intersection of 12th and Jefferson Streets.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“This new field is a game changer for our community, which will serve as a major benefit to residents of all ages and our recreation programs,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“The creation of this field and the entire Northwest Resiliency Park has been a major priority for my administration, and this is an exciting day for Hoboken that has finally arrived in time for our spring season. I look forward to the grand opening of the rest of the park this summer!”
Hoboken’s youth recreation baseball and softball teams joined elected officials for the the ribbon cutting, which was immediately followed by an inaugural practice.
The Hudson County Open Space Trust Fund provided two grants totaling $1 million, which funded field construction and other recreation amenities throughout the park.
This June, the city will host a grand opening for the Northwest Resiliency Park, which is currently under the final phases of construction.
The Northwest Resiliency Park will provide outdoor amenities such as an unprogrammed lawn area, picnic space, playground, basketball court, and more.
The park will help the city mitigate area flooding caused by heavy rainfall events using above and below ground infrastructure to detain up to 2 million gallons of stormwater.
The park also includes the City’s third flood pump in partnership with North Hudson Sewerage Authority, which will pump rainfall stored in the below ground infrastructure after a heavy rain event.
The Northwest Resiliency Park was also funded by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and low-interest loans from the NJ I-Bank.