Domino Park, NYC’s newest park, is now open on the Williamsburg waterfront, with an esplanade, grassy fields and game fields, a skate park, a Danny Meyer restaurant and sparkling views across the East River to Manhattan.
It’s on the former site of the Domino Sugar Factory massive re-development project that includes residential and office buildings and shops.
Domino Park also has misting sprinklers for the kids and a dog run for the four-legged family members.
Here are the details, from Archpaper, the Architect’s Newspaper:
At its most energetic section, the park holds two bocce ball courts, a dog run, a 6,300-square-foot flexible playing field, and a volleyball court, as well as an existing skate park.
The vibe mellows as visitors walk further from the bridge, with the Danny Meyer-run Tacocina in front of the picnic area; the taco stand’s patio has been decked out with appropriately technicolor outdoor furniture.
Industrial artifacts from the Sugar Factory dot the park, and there are historic references throughout the new park.
Along the five-block-long Artifact Walk, screw conveyors have been installed vertically, mooring bollards, signage, and four 36-foot-tall syrup tanks have all been turned into public sculptures.
Even the children’s playground, while new, has been designed to resemble historic sugar refining machinery.
Domino Park is owned by developer Two Trees Management and subject to the NYC Department of Parks Department’s maintenance standards.
Images courtesy Two Trees Management and by Daniel Levin via Archpaper.