Friday, December 2, 2022

The new recreation space at Pier 42 gets its official welcome

On Tuesday, the city officially unveiled the new sports area at Pier 42 — aka Pier 42 Upland Park and Pier — along the East River... The space opened without any fanfare on Oct. 8. (You can read our post here about it.) 

And coming next summer, per the city's press release on the grand opening:
Parks is working on a related project to develop Pier 42's passive "upland park" section, which is slated to be completed in late summer 2023. The Upland Park was conceived as part of the Pier 42 master plan, created by Parks in 2012  ... The upland park will provide much-desired green space for the densely populated Lower East Side neighborhood. The pathway network throughout the linear park is inspired by the flow of water — a primary path with offshoots along its weaving line. It will also include an entry garden, a playground and a comfort station.
You can access the amenities at Montgomery Street/South Street at the entrance to Pier 36. Our previous post about it includes a Google map in case you want to find it and see the space for yourself.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that artificial turf? If so, this means microplastics in the environment and water. Great. /s

Anonymous said...

Years before Carlina Rivera went lumberjack on the East River Park the fields were already being converted from real grass to astroturf. Disgusting.

Anonymous said...

Couldn’t be a more sterile space. Not one speck of nature or life beyond tennis players and school teams.

Anonymous said...

Dear NYC Parks,

It is not green space if you just put green things in it. Green space refers to grass, trees, plants, etc. Oxygen producing things that you know feel natural to this earth. I know your department wants to destroy all green space, so it makes sense why you’d make this mistake.

Anonymous said...

The space is built on an elevated pier. Can’t really plant trees on it. There are complaints from tennis peeps that the surface is painted concrete instead of a proper tennis surface.