PARKS & FORESTRY

Lincoln Park The Division of Parks and Forestry oversees over 60 parks citywide and is responsible for the maintenance and care of playgrounds and other properties as well.  From tree trimming to tree removal, installation, and repair of playground equipment, landscaping, maintenance of all city pools, ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, Parks and Forestry workers are hard at work to beautify the city while ensuring safe areas for kids of all ages to enjoy.

PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that Jersey City has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to dispose of .98 acres of two parks:

  • 16th Street Park, 215 16th Street; Block 7102 Lot 1 (.46 acres)
  • Harmon Street Pool, 531 Communipaw Ave; Block 18702 Lot 9 (.52 acres)

The City proposes to redevelop these obsolete parks and will replace them with 4.8 acres of parkland acquired for the Morris Canal Greenway. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.8(a) a scoping hearing to obtain public comment on this request will be held at 

Jersey City Hall, City Council Chambers

280 Grove Street, Jersey City NJ 07302. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6pm

All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the scoping hearing.

Written comments on the diversion request may be directed to Robert Napiorski at 201-761-0819 and Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, 66 York Street 3rd floor; Jersey City, NJ 07302. Please send a copy of any comments submitted on this request to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship, Mail Code 501-01, 501 East State St., P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420. Public comment on this diversion request will be accepted during the scoping hearing or until August 28, 2019.

Jersey City Parks & Forestry is working to maintain the health of our tree canopy amid the caterpillar (actually known as Fall Webworms) infestation. They are treating affected trees in the City.
Parks and Forestry cannot manage trees on private property or backyards. In the event you are experiencing an issue, please see a list of options we compiled for you below:
- You could call a private tree service that could help you with this matter on private property.
-"At home remedies" are breaking open the silken tents so that natural predators such as birds can attack the webworms and reduce the population.
- You can purchase several organic sprays containing (bacillus thuringiensis) which is a natural biological pesticide at garden stores.
- Finally, heavily affected branches can be pruned away from tree; however, this is not generally recommended as healthy trees can recover from this defoliation.

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-4449
  • fax(201) 547-5737
  • 13-15 Linden Avenue East
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Sammy Ocasio, Director

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