Project Cost: $70,000,000
The Hunter’s Point South Projects Transformed the Long Island City waterfront in a multi-agency, two-phase project, including infrastructure and roadway improvements, shoreline revetments and a waterfront park. More than 6.5 acres were added at two parks, with features including sustainable elements such as bioswales and tidal marsh wetlands, approximately 500 trees, 9,500 shrubs, and 25,000 sf of lawn space. The parks provide unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline and public access to 3,700 lf of the Long Island City waterfront.
Phase I completed in 2013 includes a maintenance building, an oval playing field, a pavilion, dog runs, playgrounds, walkways, lawns, park lighting and an urban beach. Phase II completed in 2018 added a peninsula amphitheater with a pedestrian bridge, 3,000 lf of shoreline revetment, tidal marshes, precast concrete walls and buttresses, a cantilevered steel overlook, adult fitness equipment, pedestrian and bike paths, park lighting and a kayak launch.