Brooklyn’s Bush Terminal Pier Park to Open in October

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Photo courtesy of Will Ellis of Abandoned NYC

Photo courtesy of Will Ellis of Abandoned NYC

After forty years of existing as a contaminated, abandoned industrial site, the revitalized Bush Terminal Pier Park will finally open this October, just in time for visitors and local residents to enjoy soccer season, watch the leaves change colors, and appreciate the crisp fall weather.

Adrian Smith Landscape Architect’s vision for the redevelopment of the post-industrial shipping, warehousing, and manufacturing site, calls for the complete re-shaping of the land, as well as the modernization of the unused shipping piers located on the waterfront of Sunset Park. At this point in the reconstruction process the basic restructuring of the land, including the defining of new pathways and shorelines, has already been completed so passersby can get a very general understanding of what the future waterfront park will look like.

The new park, which stretches from 43rd Street to 51st Street, will comprise of multi-use soccer and baseball fields, tidal pools, sloping green lawns, a naturalized preserve area, bicycle lanes, picnic areas, harbor viewpoints, walkways, and concession stands. Visitors will be able to access the park from 43rd street, but the architect’s hope to be able to add a second entrance to the plan.

Bush Terminal Pier Park will provide the surrounding community with a greatly needed breath of fresh air as this will be the first green outdoor space to be developed in this densely populated Brooklyn-neighborhood in almost ten years.

[Via Curbed.]

Photo courtesy of Will Ellis of Abandoned NYC

Photo courtesy of Will Ellis of Abandoned NYC

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4 Responses to “Brooklyn’s Bush Terminal Pier Park to Open in October”

  1. Adrian Smith says:

    Please note that design and construction documentation were completed while Adrian Smith was Senior Associate at EDAW| AECOM. They should also receive credit for the project.

  2. jonathan abrams says:

    How exactly are people, especially the elderly, those with disabilities and small children supposed to get to this pretty new park, with it’s one single entrance on 43rd street? Nearest subway is up on 4th avenue, nearest bus stop, B-35 at 1st and 39th. Next nearest bus? B-11, all the over on 1st and 58th. Congratulations, geniuses, you’ve purposely excluded a large number of the people the parks are supposed to serve.

  3. Henry Hotchkiss says:

    To the crabby gentleman who left the previous post inquiring about access needs: Why don’t you appreciate the efforts that this team of people did to create some more useable open space in this town? They made something out of nothing here. This place was a brownfield site that’s been lying fallow for many years. Why would you get all bent out of shape that another choice for useable open space has been provided when there was no choice at all before? First of all, the park is perfectly accessible to those that live near it. Just because the park is in a remote location to you, does that mean they should have done nothing with this land? Leave it to rot for longer? If you don’t live near it and it’s difficult for you or those in the demographic you mentioned to access, you know what you can do? Go to one of the many, many other parks in this city that you CAN get to easily.

  4. Patrick says:

    So? Here we are in mid-October. We open yet? Can’t seem to find any new information on this.

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