Newport Green, the site of a former rail depot, is a 4.2-acre public waterfront park located in a large, mixed-use community across from lower Manhattan. The park provides a broad spectrum of outdoor activities, many of which emerged as part of a stakeholder engagement process. An all-weather, multi-purpose field and adjacent lawn areas, peripherally framed by bird and butterfly habitat gardens, are available for school groups, seasonal concerts, or pick-up games. The park`s dynamic playground is imbued with a coastal theme that permeates its multi-age play zones. A carousel, ping pong table, and shaded bosque flank a central plaza with an interactive water feature that can be turned off to accommodate a farmers market or other public gatherings. The project's urban beach--the only one along the Hudson River--is surrounded by elevated wood boardwalks fitted with colorful umbrellas and lounge chairs overlooking the water. The park`s dramatic lighting creates an inviting experience in the evening and accentuates its architectural features.

Opened, 2012

Old - American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award in 2013