Led By Nathaniel Harris, Landscape Architect, Quennell Rothschild and Partners
Ferry Point Park, a new 20+ acre waterfront park in the Bronx, opened to the public last year. The park connects the surrounding community to the East River, enhances shoreline resiliency, and creates 15+ acres of new maritime grassland habitat and almost 2 acres of new salt marsh. As the designer of the park, I’d like to share my intimate knowledge of the site with anyone who’s interested. We will walk the nearly mile-long shared pedestrian/bike path that runs through the park and take in the soaring views of the river, the Whitestone and Thoggs Neck Bridges, the Manhattan skyline in the distance, and the new ecologies developing on the site.
Format: in-person guided group walk. Wear comfortable shoes. There is very little shade on site, so bring sun protection. There are no amenities for food/drink or public bathrooms nearby.
The route is an ADA-compliant asphalt path in good condition. The total distance of the walk will be about 2 miles. Public transit to the site is limited, but there is a bus stop at the intersection of Emerson Avenue and Harding Avenue on the Bx42 bus route that will drop you off at the opposite end of the park from where we're meeting. From there it's about a 15 minute walk to the meeting point.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.