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Calvert Vaux Park

Aerial view of Calvert Vaux Park

PlaNYC Project Overview

Calvert Vaux Park extends into Gravesend Bay in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of south Brooklyn. A large portion of the site was created out of sand, soil, and rock excavated for the construction of the Verazzano-Narrows Bridge.

Construction started in February 2009 on elements of a community-generated master plan that includes two artificial turf fields, restored aquatic & coastal habitat, a main entry rain garden, and park security lighting. As the PlaNYC project phases are completed, Calvert Vaux will become a destination for athletics, relaxation, and enjoying nature. By the fall of 2011, two new artificial turf fields will be completed and a section of the shoreline will be restored.

Schedule

Spring 2009–Fall 2011: Construction of two synthetic turf fields, an entry garden, and waterfront restoration.
Summer 2011–Spring 2013: Construction of a new comfort station and a parking lot.
To Be Determined: Habitat restoration

Updates

Fall 2011

The project is currently under construction. It is approximately 91 percent complete, and should be finished by the fall of 2011.

 

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