Bushwick Inlet Park is a new public park on the west side of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood overlooking the East River. Located in a formerly decaying industrial neighborhood along the waterfront, the new park had helped to revitalize the neighborhood and provide much-needed public green space.
The park includes a multi-purpose athletic field and a 12,000 sf building for community facilities and park operations. The cast-in-place concrete building houses parking and maintenance spaces for New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYCDPR) vehicles, as well as offices, multi-purpose spaces, and support spaces for the building.
The building’s green roof that slopes up from the playing fields below, serving as an extension of the park and athletic field. Its top supports a glulam canopy with photovoltaic solar panels that help to reduce power intake. The building’s concrete mix contains recycled materials (fly ash and blast-furnace slag) as replacements for cement. Bushwick Inlet Park is LEED Platinum certified.