The Island's future park and public spaces, designed by West 8, are now UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
The Bloomberg Administration is investing more than $250
million to build an extraordinary new park and public spaces
and to bring the Island's infrastructure into the 21st century.
View a presentation about Phase 1 of the Governors Island
Park and Public Space Master Plan here.
Mayor Bloomberg, elected officials and The Trust for Governors
Island broke ground on the new park and public spaces in May
Phase 1 creates 30 new acres of park at the heart of the Island and adds key visitor amenities. Phase 1 is part of a multi-phase 87 acre Park and Public Space Plan. Phase 1 comprises 64 acres of the Plan.
The following areas are under construction and open in 2013:
- Liggett Terrace: a sunny, six acre plaza that features moveable seating, public art, water features and seasonal plantings
- Hammock Grove: 10 acres with 1,500 new trees and hammocks
- Play Lawn: 14 acres including lawn and two turf ball fields for play
- Historic District: 34 acres of respectfully rejuvenated landscapes with new welcoming gateways, flexible spaces for play and new signage, lighting and amenities.
Future phases will include the South Prow, Liberty Terrace,
the Hills and the Great Promenade. These areas are pending
future funding. As the team developed the plan, the public
provided thousands of comments. They continue to do so in
an interactive exhibition on the Island, and on the Trust’s
blog at www.govislandblog.com.
View the full Park and Public Space Plan here.