Monday, June 13, 2016

High Line Designer to Design Expansion of Newark's Riverfront Park

Newark, New Jersey: The landscape architect who designed the High Line park in Manhattan will also design the expanded Riverfront Park in Newark.

Riverfront Park will be expanded along the Passaic River from its existing location along Raymond Boulevard in the Ironbound to the Bridge Street Bridge in Downtown, passing Newark Penn Station and the FBI's Newark building. Pedestrian and bicycle pathways, benches, a boathouse, athletic fields, habitat areas, a new floating dock, a stage, an amphitheater, exercise courses, fitness equipment, playground equipment, restroom facilities, and decorative fences are planned for the expanded park.

Now, the city has announced that James Corner of Field Operations will be the lead designer landscape architect for the next phases of the park. According to the City of Newark, Corner's projects have included the High Line in Manhattan, the Race Street Pier in Philadelphia, and Freshkills Park in Staten Island.

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and other city officials will hold a press conference tomorrow regarding the project.

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