HOBOKEN -- The city will hold a community meeting Thursday, May 17 to gather public input on improvements to Church Square Park. The meeting will take place on the second floor of the Public Library (adjacent to the park) at 500 Park Ave. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Suburban Consulting Engineers, the assisting planner in the project, will be in attendance at the meeting, according to a city spokesperson.
"Church Square Park is used by so many people for many different purposes," said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. "We want to hear everyone's ideas on how we can improve the park for our entire community."
A spokesperson said that the city will use a $1.6 million bond for city-wide park improvements towards the Church Square Park renovations. Funds from the bond were also used to renovate Jackson Street Park, Jefferson Street Park, and Legion Park. The Hoboken Family Alliance's Project Play also previously raised $50,000 in private funds for playground improvements, which are being donated toward the Church Square Park. – Stephen LaMarca