- Need engineering study
- Need traffic study
- Need public process
- Need community input
- Need overall visioning plan for park as whole
- Need to consider sustainable plantings wherever possible
- Old trees should be preserved wherever possible
Overall, Washington Park comprises 22 acres and has the following, baseball fields, basketball courts, volley ball courts, tennis courts, picnic area, chess area, gazebo, gardening, jungle gyms, and so much more. As a Hoboken resident I left with a sense of park envy. We in Hoboken only have one small county park in Hoboken and we pay over $50 million a year to the County. What does Hoboken get from the County again? What has Anthony Romano done for Hoboken's one small park? But I digress.
Washington Park has a major issue with respect to a proposed plan to create a multi-sport field. The problem is that a very preliminary sketch had them removing beautiful 100 year old trees for the park. My initial response is to take a step back and do the proper studies and planning first and incorporate the stakeholders like average citizens, the WPA and anyone else concerned into the process to make the best possible plan. There are some minor issues in that park as well, such as no parking enforcement, broken electric and sod issues just to name a few but the multi-sport field plan must be done in a proper way to get the best results.
Expect more updates on County issues as my grass roots campaign for Freeholder begins. If you have any questions contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.