Bushwick Inlet Park Masterplan
This master plan for Bushwick Inlet Park reimagines this neighborhood as one in which water, and more specifically the neighborhood’s connection to water via the park, is emphasized by the overall site strategy as well as the applied water, energy, and mobility strategies. The park is designed to be a recreational space that floods during high-intensity water events and is easily accessed from both Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Bushwick Inlet Park is intended to complement the adjacent highly programmed McCarren Park by providing unprogrammed spaces of leisure, and the two are connected by a pair of green pedestrian streets. Bushwick Inlet Park is designed to mitigate the flooding of the site by flooding itself during major water events. The park’s soft edge also prevents water from becoming trapped on the site. Bioswales along each of the streets throughout the site filter runoff and are optimized to ensure that they have a maximum surface area while still allowing for the completion of desire lines across the site.