By Dispatch Editors on Thursday, December 9th, 2021 at 10:33 am
The long awaited Bushwick Inlet Park at the 50 Kent Parcel is rapidly taking shape.
The new park has been under construction since April of this year. The city is creating artificial mountains, laying cobbles, installing lights and new pathways for a total of $7m of investing.
The parks department claims it will be ready by April 2022.
The park’s website also includes a diagram of the park layout.
A fire in 2015 leveled a warehouse and storage facility. The property owner hoped to turn the land into a high rise development despite zoning changes.
The city eventually paid $160m for the land back in 2016.
At one point, a proposal circulated to make the land into a “maker park.”
A temporary pop-up park had been in place on the land. It was gated and had hours of 9am to 5pm. It returned in 2020 with picnic tables. The new park will be a huge improvement over the former grass lot.