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Box Street & Newton Barge Parks

Bring up the parks

  • 800FT

    Public Waterfront

  • 5+

    Acres Parkland

  • 25K

    CF Habitat Increase

  • Brooklyn, New York

    Brooklyn, New York

Designing two new waterfront parks on Newtown Creek

The Greenpoint community is diverse, and its residents have a wide range of recreational needs—both passive and active. To design two waterfront parks on Newton Creek in Brooklyn, we needed to cater to everybody’s requirements, and we needed to plan for long-term coastal use.

As landscape architects and engineers, we transformed two three-acre areas into new community assets. Newton Barge Park includes an existing park and was expanded onto an industrial property whereas Box Street Park converted a Metropolitan Transportation Authority facility.

Our schematic design calls for a waterfront promenade, rolling topography, paths and seating, soccer and softball fields, a basketball court, and a new comfort station. Portions of Newton Barge Park will maintain a New York Department of Environmental Protection working waterfront platform. That’ll require access easements, but we’ll design those to meander seamlessly through the park.

Long-term coastal resiliency means broader storm surge protection for the community. We combined our efforts with those of nearby developers to double down on safety. We’ll provide all geotechnical, remediation, permitting, and design approvals for the two parks.

And the Greenpoint community will have two excellent places to play, sit, or explore.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Jenny Hamann, Senior Associate, Landscape Architect

Seamless landscapes and urban spaces are created when you balance creativity with practical solutions—they create better communities.
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Greg Sprich, Principal, Civil Engineer

It’s our goal to provide excellent customer service. Our clients can depend on us to listen, communicate, and ultimately deliver a quality product.

Jenny Hamann

Senior Associate, Landscape Architect

Greg Sprich

Principal, Civil Engineer

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