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Com­mu­ni­ty Climb­ing Boul­der Unveiled on Gov­er­nors Island

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Harbor School students, play:groundNYC campers, and youth from Beam Center at the Community Climbing Boulder unveiling on Governors Island. Photo by Alexa Hoyer/Trust for Public Land

On June 7, 2022, the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island, in part­ner­ship with Trust for Pub­lic Land and The North Face, unveiled a new­ly installed Com­mu­ni­ty Climb­ing Boul­der locat­ed on Gov­er­nors Island. At the rib­bon cut­ting cer­e­mo­ny, stu­dents from the Urban Assem­bly New York Har­bor School along with youth from Beam Cen­ter and play:groundNYC were among the first ever to climb the boul­der, which is free and open to the pub­lic. As part of a unique col­lab­o­ra­tive design process, youth par­tic­i­pants from play:groundNYC’s Island-based sum­mer camp and Beam Cen­ter’s pro­grams on the Island used clay to design their dream boul­ders near­ly a year ago, and ele­ments from their designs were incor­po­rat­ed into the fin­ished boulder⁠. 

As a des­ti­na­tion that offers one of the largest and most unique open spaces in the city, and dur­ing a time in his­to­ry when access to parks, recre­ation­al oppor­tu­ni­ties, and well­ness are more impor­tant than ever, we’re hon­ored to present Gov­er­nors Island and this ameni­ty as a resource for all com­mu­ni­ties in New York City.” said Clare New­man, Pres­i­dent and CEO of The Trust for Gov­er­nors Island.

We want to, all the time, hand over a bet­ter world to the peo­ple who fol­low us, and that’s what the kids did just last year.” said Carter Strick­land, Vice Pres­i­dent Mid-Atlantic Region and New York State Direc­tor of Trust for Pub­lic Land The design process is real­ly crit­i­cal. We want to cre­ate out­door spaces that are yours…so stop by on your way to The Hills or Pic­nic Point and give it a climb.”

The Com­mu­ni­ty Climb­ing Boul­der is locat­ed on the West­ern Prom­e­nade adja­cent to Col­lec­tive Retreats and the Har­bor School and boasts unpar­al­leled view of New York Har­bor and the Stat­ue of Lib­er­ty. Climb­ing routes are post­ed onsite. Gov­er­nors Island is open to the pub­lic Sun­day through Thurs­day from 7am to 6pm. From Memo­r­i­al Day week­end through Labor Day, the Island is open to the pub­lic until 10pm on Fri­days and Sat­ur­days. Trust for Gov­er­nors Island-oper­at­ed fer­ries run dai­ly between the Bat­tery Mar­itime Build­ing at 10 South Street in Low­er Man­hat­tan and Sois­sons Land­ing on the Island. Trust-oper­at­ed fer­ries also serve two Brook­lyn loca­tions on week­ends through Sep­tem­ber 25, 2022: Pier Six in Brook­lyn Bridge Park and Atlantic Basin in Red Hook. For sched­ules and tick­et­ing infor­ma­tion, click here.

NYC Fer­ry also serves Gov­er­nors Island dai­ly, with week­day ser­vice on the South Brook­lyn route and via the sum­mer week­end shut­tle from Wall Street/​Pier 11. For tick­et­ing infor­ma­tion and full sched­ules for NYC Fer­ry, vis­it www.ferry.nyc.

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