Hunters Point Park, Phase 1

Hunters Point Park, Phase 1

There’s a new park in town! Archtober 9th’s Building of the Day is the huge project in progress Hunter’s South Point Waterfront Park. The project, which is currently on Phase 1, is a master plan that encompasses approximately 30-acres in Long Island City, in Queens. Considered an international model of urban ecology and a laboratory for sustainable thinking, Hunter’s Point Waterfront South Point is a proposed affordable housing development with 5,000 housing units, 60% of which will be affordable to middle-class families.

Hunters Point Park, Phase 1

Hunters Point Park, Phase 1

The park has an oval-shaped playing field, a lawn area and a garden. Children can tunnel, swing and climb in the playground. This waterfront park which until recently was an abandoned post-industrial area is being transformed into an area that offers fun and relaxation, including a dog run, a bikeway, a basketball court, a playground and an elevated cafe plaza among many other facilities. The park was recently opened to the public on August 28th.

Hunters Point Park, Phase 1

Hunters Point Park, Phase 1

Hunters Point Park, Phase 1

From the park, you have the view of the Manhattan skyline. The new site combines recreation, landscape and architecture. It sounds like a new great place for leisure time, and a few minutes away. Whenever planning on visiting, bring your bicycles, cameras, dogs and bathing suite!

High Line: you better watch out with the new waterfront park oasis in town!

What do you think of Hunters Point South Waterfront Park?

Photos via Weiss Manfredi


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