Bushwick Inlet Park

Brooklyn, NY


Project Details

Completed 2013
$30 million
16,000 sf

Kiss + Cathcart Architects

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

2014 ACEC NY Engineering Excellence Awards, Special Projects, Gold Award
2008 Public Design Commission of the City of New York Award for Excellence in Design

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 FacilitiesNew Construction, Sustainable Engineering