Pier A HobokenAfter a recent visit to a city in a neighboring state, I realized how lucky we are in Hoboken to have so many parks. Every couple of blocks, there is a beautiful park or public pier. The city also has plans to build more parks in the future. In addition to the parks/green space, Hoboken has a beautiful river front path/walkway. While many improvements have been made to the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, there are more plans for expansion. The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway is a state-mandated master plan to connect the Bayonne Bridge to the George Washington Bridge creating an 18-mile long continuous park with access to the waterfront.

 

Castle Point Skate Park

Sinatra Drive near 8th St.

  • Skateboarding

 

Church Square Park

Garden St. Btw 4th & 5th St.

  • Dog run
  • Basketball courts
  • Turf field
  • 4 different playground areas for children of all ages
  • Check/chess tables
  • Grass/passive space
  • Water park

 

Columbus Park (County Park)

Clinton St. Btw 9th &10th St.

  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball
  • 2 different play areas for children
  • Grass/passive space

 

Community Garden

Jackson St. & 3rd St.

  • 2 play areas (ideal for older children)

 

Elysian Park

Hudson St. Btw 10th &11th St.

  • Basketball
  • Dog run
  • Playground
  • Passive space

 

Gateway Park

Corner of Newark St. and Jackson St.

  • Passive/green space
  • Bird feeder

 

Harborside Park

1501 Park Ave.

  • 2 gates playground area
  • Gazebo
  • Gated field

 

Jackson St. Park

120 Jackson St.

  • Small playground ideal for children over 5

 

Jefferson Park (adjacent to the Boys and Girls Club)

1st and Jefferson St..

  • Jungle gym

 

Legion Park

1225 Willow Ave.

  • Youth play area

 

Madison St. Park

300 Madison St.

  • Water park
  • Jungle gym

 

Maxwell Place Park

1 11th St.

  • Beach area
  • 2 jungle gyms
  • Dog park
  • Passive/green space
  • Waterfront walkway

 

Be sure to check out Hoboken Cove Boathouse – kayaking on the Hudson – All of activities are free and open to the public. Kayaking season at Maxwell Place begins in late May and runs through September (weather permitting).

 

Pier A Park

100 Sinatra Dr.

  • Spacious field/passive space
  • Jogging Lanes
  • Gazebo
  • Waterpark
  • Fishing Gazebo

 

Pier C Park

Sinatra Drive near 4th St.

  • Fishing Pier
  • Play Area
  • Water Play area
  • Rookery – (For the birds)
  • Promenade

 

Shipyard Park

1 14th St.

  • Green/passive space
  • Pier

 

Sinatra Park

Sinatra Dr. Btw 4th & 5th St.

  • Kayak launch
  • Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Soccer field

 

Stevens Park (Little League Field)

Hudson St. Btw 4th & 5th St.

  • Baseball Field
  • Open space
  • Jungle gym
  • Water park
  • Dog run

 

Events

Something I love about Hoboken is there always seems to be a great event or activity happening around town. In the summer, there are activities and events almost daily. The town sends out a schedule of events for the entire summer including the schedule for the Movies Under the Stars held on Pier A, Children’s Performers in the Shipyard, Concerts in Church Square Park, Theater, Fitness and more. In addition, Hoboken has many annual events such as the Frank Sinatra Idol Contest, Hoboken House Tour, Hoboken International Film Festival, Hoboken Artist Studio Tour, Hoboken Arts and Music Festival, Hoboken (Secret) Garden Tour. The Hoboken Farmer’s Market (June through October). There are also numerous festivals such as the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, Feast of Saint Anthony’s, Saint Ann’s Feast and the Hoboken Italian Festival.

 

Map of Hoboken