Manhattan Moves Forward With Gansevoort Peninsula Park, Its First Public Beach

Expected to open to the public in Spring 2023.

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New Yorkers are getting their first public beach sooner than they think.

The Hudson River Park Trust is currently requesting proposals to build the proposed 5.5-acre Gansevoort Peninsula Park, located at Pier 52 between Gansevoort and Little West 12th streets. The man-made beach will be built on solid ground, as opposed to a pier, and in a prime location, just a few blocks away from the once-bustling clubs of the Meatpacking District.

Construction is set to begin this spring and will span over what used to be New York City‘s 13th Avenue. The $70 million USD project will be primarily funded by the city and the first since Battery Park’s expansion in the 1970s.

The company behind the design, James Corner Field Operations (JCFO), is also the same firm that worked on the city’s famous High Line and Domino Park. Gansevoort Peninsula Park is expected to maintain standard features, such as a large sports field and dog-friendly areas in tandem with a pedestrian-focused plan.

New Yorkers can also look forward to “sandy beach area with kayak access on the south side, a lawn and seating area north of the beach, a large sports field, a salt marsh with habitat enhancements on the north side, a dog run and on its western side, picnic tables and lounge chairs.”

JCFO’s Lisa Tziona Switkin mentioned in an interview that they wanted to create a place “where you can actually have a stronger relationship with the river, the water; a sanctuary for wildlife.”

The Gansevoort Peninsula Park is scheduled to open to the public in Spring 2023.

Take a look through the preliminary plans of the Manhattan park above.

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