Parks And Playgrounds In The Mile Square City

Dated: 07/13/2016

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One of the many reasons Hoboken residents are fortunate is because there is a great variety of parks and playgrounds dispersed throughout the Mile Square.  Many Hoboken parks offer commodities such as dog runs, playgrounds for infants and toddlers, and sprinklers for children of all ages!  Here’s our guide to the city’s parks.


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Church Square Park

Address:  Garden Street between 4th and 5th Streets

Arguably Hoboken’s most popular park, covering two square blocks, Church Square Park is a hub of community activity.  With four separate playground areas (including a gated infant playground and a gated toddler playground), a sprinkler area turned on in the summer, basketball courts, ping pong tables, chess tables, a covered gazebo, a dog run, an AstroTurf field and plenty of grassy areas, Church Square Park is a great place to keep the family busy.  During the school year, you can always find plenty of children playing at Church Square Park during recess.

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Stevens Park

Address:  Hudson Street between 4th and 5th Streets

This park has small playground areas with a sprinkler section turned on during the summer.  It also has plenty of grassy areas, a dog run, and is home to Hoboken’s Little League Baseball Field.

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Sinatra Park

Address:  Sinatra Drive between 4th and 5th Streets

This area of Hoboken includes a Soccer Field, the Outdoor Amphitheater where concerts are performed during the summer, and a kayak launching area.  In the summer, this area is home to the Hoboken Italian Festival.  This year the festival is from September 8th-11th. 

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Castle Point Skate Park

Address: Sinatra Drive near 8th Street

This Skateboarding Park overlooking the Hudson River is open for children of all ages, but it’s also a great place to just watch the more experienced skateboarders and roller bladers work on their skills!

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Pier C Park

Location: Sinatra Drive near 4th Street

This park along the waterfront includes play areas for children (which includes a giant slide), sand and water play areas, a fishing pier, amazing views of New York City and a large walkway over the Hudson River.

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Pier A Park

Address:  100 Sinatra Drive

This popular destination along the Hoboken waterfront includes a great lawn, a gazebo, excellent sprinklers, and fishing.  During the summertime, Pier A is home to many events such as yoga and fitness classes, concerts and Movies Under the Stars.

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Madison Street Park

Address: 300 Madison Street

This small, gated park includes playground equipment, two swing sets and sprinklers in the summer.

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Jefferson Street Park

Address:  Jefferson Street between 1st and 2nd Streets

This downtown pocket park is located next to the Boys and Girls Club building.

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Multi Service Center

Address:  Adams Street between 1st and 2nd Streets

The Multi Service Center has a large outdoor roller rink as well as basketball hoops.  The Multi Service Center also offers bingo nights for senior citizens, and during the year, the indoor basketball courts are used for recreation basketball.

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Community Garden Park

Address: Jackson Street and 3rd Street

This park near the Community Gardens includes gated playgrounds.  Want to work on your green thumb? The garden currently has 44 plots, which you can purchase for just $20 a year, however... there is currently a waitlist.

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Jackson Street Park

Address: 120 Jackson Street

This well-shaded, gated playground includes a playground and sprinklers that are turned on during the summer.


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Columbus Park

Address: Clinton Street between 9th and 10th Streets

This spacious park includes two gated playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, a large gazebo, and lots of green grass space.  Columbus Park is located on the other side of Hoboken High School’s football field.

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Elysian Park

Address: Hudson Street between 10th and 11th Streets

This popular park includes two gated playgrounds, a dog run, a basketball court and lots of open grass space.  Sprinklers are turned on during the summer.

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Maxwell Place Park

Address:  11th Street along the Water

This park along the waterfront includes a gated playground area, picnic tables, swings, open grass and a beach area.

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Shipyard Park

Address:  1 14th Street

This immaculate grassy area is often used for family-friendly summer concerts and features a fountain. Just be aware no dogs are allowed here.

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Legion Park

Address: 1225 Willow Avenue

This gated pocket park on Willow Street includes a playground and is well-shaded.

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1600 Park

Address:  16th Street and Park Avenue

This multi-use field is used for many Hoboken sports programs.  There’s also a Slide Hill with two giant slides in the area as well.

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Viaduct Park

Address: 14th Street under the Viaduct

Located directly under the Viaduct, this park includes a dog park and basketball courts. 

Now go outside and enjoy all of the wonderful parks our city has to offer!!!

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