Designs Revealed for Manhattan's First Public Beach
"After decades of planning, a 5.65-acre park with a beach is coming to Hudson River Park’s Gansevoort Peninsula—a site that until recently was a Department of Sanitation facility," reports Valerie Ricciulli.
A preliminary concept was released last week, with designs by James Corner Field Operations—the landscape architecture firm behind the High Line, located nearby.
"The park, located from Gansevoort Street to Little West 12th Street—along what used to be 13th Avenue—will have a sandy beach area with kayak access and a seating area; a salt marsh, habitat enhancements; a large sports field; and on its western side, picnic tables and lounge chairs," according to Ricciulli.
The article debuts the first renderings of the park. Another article by Lizeth Beltran also covers the announcement and provides additional historical perspective on the 20-year germination period for the idea.