"LSP has 10x more open space fenced off from the public than there is city parks in all of JC." State your source of information; I doubt your original assertion is correct.
It seems there's only 2x as much as JC claims it has parkland, though I have no idea where these 189 claimed park acres are, most of our parks are tiny when you exclude state and County parks.
Here's a mine of info on parks
https://www.tpl.org/sites/default/file ... City%20Park%20Facts_0.pdf
JC comes in nearly last in all categories when you exclude LSP.
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... ark_dead_last_report.html
If we have such a wealth of ballfields then we can convert the ones DT to multi-use like HP right? There's over 10k new homes being built DT and no significant new parks planned. 4 acres in Liberty N and less than 2 acres up on Coles are all I know about. Not to mention that HP draws people from outside of DT.
I really don't follow your reasoning, do you? If you are going to exclude county parks, then why not state parks, too.
Why not propose building a sports stadium instead in LSP? You know every other big city in America has one, why not Jersey City.
As for 10k new homes, it's not like the parks are hidden or were removed after they will make their purchase. Those folks are choosing to live in an urban environment - a tradeoff for proximity (NYC) versus green space. Those who wish to play field/court sports have plenty of public city & county facilities in Jersey City to play - at nearly anytime/not wait in line. Don't take my word for it - surely there will be buyers for all 10k units and still no wait lists for the sports fields.
There is already more than sufficient supply for such. Ample supply/capacity in fact. Berry Lane Park, a big city park, is newly opened and will easily accommodate the additional the 10k.
What is not in close proximity is the type of green space contained in LSP. Outside of LSP, you need to travel far for the next closest state park. Adding more fence-less space for LSP is a Good Thing Indeed, especially for the state's **most visited** state park.