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Barretto Point Park Ribbon Cutting

Designed by landscape architect Ricardo Hinkle and designers Rachel Kramer, RLA & Carol Qu, AIA, this park is situated on a perch along the East River and provides an array of shoreline experiences for a community that had formerly been surrounded… more.

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Designed by landscape architect Ricardo Hinkle and designers Rachel Kramer, RLA & Carol Qu, AIA, this park is situated on a perch along the East River and provides an array of shoreline experiences for a community that had formerly been surrounded on three sides by water but lacked easy access to it. The park's layout and orientation celebrates the spectacular views to the south and west, including an unrivaled view of the Manhattan skyline. The main design feature is a gracefully undulating promenade, lined with benches and groves of trees, bordering a large central lawn. A large, stone and grass amphitheater and stage overlooks the river and skyline vistas. A sand volleyball area, defined by a low stone-seating wall, is carved into the central lawn, adjacent to an enlarged natural sand beach at the bottom of a new boulder revetment.

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