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June 7, 2018, 10:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

Domino Sugar Refinery

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John del Signore shares news and images from the opening of Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The new park, designed by James Corner Field Operation, is located just north of the Williamsburg Bridge, on the former site of the Domino Sugar Refinery—the larger site of which is being redeveloped by Two Trees Management.  

Domino Park will open to the public this weekend. According to the article by del Signore, the design of the park balances the industrial history of the site with an "eye toward riverfront leisure, verdure, and recreation." Activity areas include "a beach volleyball court and two bocce courts, a 6,300-square-foot playing field for soccer, a little dog run, and a whimsical sugar refinery-themed playground," reports del Signore.

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