New and Improved Outdoor Spaces for Hoboken, NJ
Starting more than a decade ago, concerned residents fought to preserve two areas in Northern Hoboken, 1600 Park and Hoboken Cove, for open space. Thanks to their efforts, plans for two new parks moved forward in 2010 by retaining Remington & Vernick Engineers (RVE) as the engineering consultant for the project.
Both 1600 Park and Hoboken Cove were undergoing remedial action implementation when the park designs were initiated. The public interest in active recreation space was for 1600 Park, whereas the Hoboken Cove site was more passive and water-use oriented. The Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse is one of the most critical elements of the future park on the Cove. The Cove has long been recognized as the area with the most significant recreational and particularly human-powered boating potential along the entire west shore of the Hudson between Liberty State Park and the George Washington Bridge. The City of Hoboken continues to work closely with the non-profit and community-based Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse to create a facility and park that can help serve the needs of future generations.
The City of Hoboken retained Remington & Vernick Engineers (RVE) to provide park design, bid specification preparation, bid support, and construction administration services for the new park space. The project called for the construction of a new park on more than four acres of former industrial use property located on the north end of the City of Hoboken. RVE developed the conceptual plans for the parks and worked with a subconsultant on the park concepts.
Since the remediation for the 1600 Park site was completed, plans and designs were prepared first, along with considering the connectivity between the two sites and the design elements of Hoboken Cove in the big picture design.
The multi-use sports field at 1600 Park opened to the public in September 2013. When complete, the 2.1-acre park will also have restrooms, a dog run, viewing mound, slide hill, and bleachers. Work at the Hoboken Cove continues with plans in the future for the construction of the Boathouse. The Hoboken Cove Boathouse is a non-profit public boathouse for the community of Hoboken and surrounding areas.