Bushwick Inlet Park is a new public park on the west side of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Located in a formerly decaying industrial neighborhood along the waterfront, the new park is intended to help revitalize the neighborhood and provide much-needed public green space.
Overlooking the East River, the park includes parkland, a multi-purpose athletic field, and a 12,000 net sf building for community facilities and park operations. The building houses parking and maintenance spaces for New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYCDPR) vehicles, as well as NYCDPR offices, multi-purpose spaces, and support spaces for the building.
The roof of the building is a gently sloped green roof that serves as an extension of the park and athletic field below. Its top supports a canopy with photovoltaic solar panels that help to reduce power intake. The building is framed in cast-in-place concrete that contains recycled materials (fly ash and blast-furnace slag) as replacements for cement. It is LEED Platinum certified.
Categories: Parks & Recreational Facilities, New Construction, Sustainable Engineering