HOBOKEN - Hoop Dreams come true in Hoboken today, as the City has reopened most of its outdoor basketball courts.

"Today, outdoor basketball courts at Church Square Park, Elysian Park, and behind the Multi-Service Center will re-open from 9 am until 8 pm for the next week," said the City, "with capacity limits and other regulations."

Those restrictions include:

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  • No more than five people per basket and 10 people total on each court
  • Shooting the basketball is permitted however each individual should bring their own ball and not pass to others
  • Restricted activities: scrimmages, full court or half court contests, or physical play
  • Maintain six feet of distance from others at all practical times

City staff will reportedly be on hand at the three outdoor basketball locations to regulate capacity limits and the rules and regulations.

According to the City, the courts under the 14th Street Viaduct will remain closed indefinitely as it the current site of the Riverside Medical Group testing facility.

After complying with a State request to hold off, the City has announced that it will open playgrounds NEXT Thursday July 2.

"Precautions will be taken by City staff to sanitize the equipment and on a regular basis," read a statement. "However, given the challenges of social distancing, we are recommending children above 2 years old wear face masks."

Hoboken has seen a minor resurgence of COVID-19, with 16 new cases in the past week after a relatively quiet stretch.

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