Greenpoint To Get A Jurassic Park!by on
That’s right! Well, not exactly Jurassic, but close enough. The designs for Phase 2 & 3 of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk were recently announced by the NYC Department of Design & Construction (DDC) and they include several 300 million Gilboa tree fossils dug up Schoharie reservoir in the Catskill Mountains. Phase 2 of the project, estimated to be completed by the end of 2014, will take visitors onto a walking path over the creek, connected with a series of boat-like structures called vessels. The first vessel will include a history of the Lenape Indian tribe and exhibit how they used the creek and tidal wetlands. The second vessel will give a brief history of ships that utilized the Creek as a means of trade.
Plans for Phase 3, of which construction is expected to begin by Fall 2014, will include a rain garden, bioswales to absorb stormwater run-off, and a central water channel running the length of the project. Plans also include public seating areas, as well as picnic tables and bike racks. To imagine this type of progress on the Creek is very exciting indeed!!
Want to find out more about the plans? Click on the image below for the full details of the proposal.