More green space is coming to the Brooklyn Navy Yard neighborhood.
The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, an initiative co-led by Regional Plan Association, won a $890,000 New York State economic-development grant to build a long-sought park at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. RPA and Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, a community-based nonprofit, have worked for the past decade to develop a 14-mile landscaped path along Brooklyn's waterfront.
Small neighborhood parks like this one and others in the works will enhance the greenway by creating open spaces and amenities along the route. The Navy Yard park will be built on a 1.7 acre site at the Navy Yard that once housed a hospital cemetery.
The design vision developed by Rogers Marvel Architects and Nelson Bird Woltz Landscape Architects calls for an open meadow of native plants that will attract birds and other wildlife to the area. A raised boardwalk will form a ribbon around the meadow and provide seating.
The park is expected to be completed in spring 2014