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.
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