The city is now inviting leagues, teams, and community organizations to apply for the use of field space at 1600 Park for the remainder of the summer. The multi-use field, which can accommodate a variety of sports, is expected to open on a preliminary basis in early August.
“We are so glad to open up this new field to all the teams, leagues and other members of the community looking for a place to practice or play a match,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “The field will also be open to all members of the public for a pickup game or practice whenever it is not reserved.”
Years ago, the spot was slated for development, but activists and officials fought for it to be saved for open space.
Groups interested in applying for field can download a permit request form http://www.hobokennj.org/docs/rec/activity-field-cafe-permit-request.pdf and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Recreation Division at (201) 420-2012 with any questions.
Additional construction at 1600 Park, including restroom facilities and the dog run, will continue. Until the lights are connected in a few weeks, the field will be available for use only during the day through sunset.