The space opened without any fanfare on Oct. 8. (You can read our post here about it.)
DDC joined @NYCParks, @NYCEDC, elected officials, and members of the community to cut the ribbon on the new recreational deck at Pier 42—an #ESCR mitigation project. It features a turf soccer field, tennis courts, and more, with access to the waterfront. https://t.co/0VCCFO2kq0 pic.twitter.com/kfTCwtrcQJ— NYC DDC (@NYCDDC) November 30, 2022
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.