For the Kids: Newtown Creek Scavenger Huntby on
If you have an afternoon free and are looking for ways to entertain some kids (in the 2nd – 6th grade age range), consider spending that free time exploring the Newtown Creek Nature Walk. As a special bonus for the kids, NYC DEP created a really cool scavenger hunt for the kids. It’s educational, but they won’t realize it, they’ll be too busy sketching boulders, examining bridges, and learning about NYC waterways.
About the Newtown Creek Nature Walk
Built in 2007, the Nature Walk runs along the Newtown Creek in north Greenpoint behind the Wastewater Treatment Plant. It’s a 1/4-mile public walkway that includes environmental sculptures, indigenous plant life and a fragrance garden, while sitting beside one of the most polluted bodies of water in the country amidst a backdrop of industrial factories. The Nature Walk is a special place–unusual, beautiful, tranquil and rough. These juxtapositions create an interesting space that engages all visitors.
The Newtown Creek Nature Walk is open to the public daily, from sunrise to sunset, weather permitting.