Mission

The Fund for a Better Waterfront (FBW), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been guided by a single unifying vision since it began in 1990: to secure an undeniably public waterfront park along New Jersey’s Hudson River – now and for generations to come. We believe that successful waterfronts begin with sound planning and time-tested urban design, supported by a steadfast belief that the water’s edge belongs to the public.

Our work in Hoboken over the past two decades has helped build a waterfront park that is now 80% complete. If the successful design of Hoboken’s South Waterfront – with its award-winning park, pedestrian-friendly streets, lively streetscape and abundant tree canopy – was extended northward, it would result in a national prototype for waterfront planning

Promenade at Pier A Park

The waterfront promenade at Hoboken's south waterfront.