Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fall Start for Work on First Part of Bushwick Inlet Park

2008_04_Park Phase I

This is a rendering of what the Parks Department calls Phase I of the 28-acre Bushwick Inlet Park that will (at some point) create a vast new area of open and recreational space on the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfronts. Work on the soccer field will start this fall. Phase 1 involves the southernmost portion of the park, which is currently an Enterprise car rental storage lot. Phase I will go ahead in two parts. Phase 1A will be the multipurpose athletic field and the Parks Deparment is "hopeful that construction will start this fall and that the field will be open next summer." Phase 1B is a maintenance building / Comfort Station / Community Space, with a Playground and Waters Edge / wetlands. The plan is to start work on it in the summer of 2009 and complete it by summer 2010. The building has been planned so that its roof can be used. Per the Parks Department:
This will be a contemporary park featuring a playground, a multipurpose field, a site for a future seasonal café, a naturalized waterfront edge and a multiuse bicycle path. The construction of a combination Community space, District Headquarters and Comfort station will service the needs of the newly created Bushwick Inlet Park. This facility will house Parks Department offices and maintenance trucks, in addition to public restrooms and community spaces and multi-purpose rooms.
The full site plan is below.

2008_04_Inlet Park Plan

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