City to hold ribbon cutting at 1600 Park on Tuesday

HOBOKEN – Mayor Dawn Zimmer and other city officials announced this week that they will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the athletic field at 1600 Park, the first completed phase of a larger project that will eventually include passive recreation, boating, and a playground.
The ribbon cutting will take place at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, at the field, which is located on 16th Street between Park and Willow avenues.
The field, which has been planned since 2006 when the city purchased the land, will provide space for soccer, baseball, and lacrosse, as well as just about any other sport imaginable, including hurling, a popular Irish sport enjoyed by many Hobokenites.
The field is the first phase’s main attraction, though it also included the construction of a dog run and a raised earth hill, or viewing mound, that will provide a good vantage point for games. A traffic light was recently installed at the corner of Park Avenue and 16th Street to increase pedestrian safety for those heading to and from the field.
According to a statement from the city, there is a pickup/drop-off area located in front of the park along 16th Street between Willow Avenue and Park Avenue. The nearest metered parking is along Willow Avenue from 14th Street to 16th Street, and there is a private parking garage nearby on 15th Street and Garden Street. Bicycle parking is available at the park. – Dean DeChiaro

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