Altho this reads in places like the advertisement it is (notice the word “sponsored”), this new park sounds like a refreshing place to go once it gets really hot this summer. One of the ways the city as a whole has remained a magnet for many is its commitment to public space and green areas. I’m looking forward to testing this out.
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Step into Spring at Waterline Square Park!
The Upper West Side has a brand new public park! Visitors of all ages can now enjoy the lush 2.6 acres of Waterline Square Park, a bucolic green space which acts as a backyard for the residents and pets of the Waterline Square residential development. It also now serves as a much-needed outdoor space for nearby residents to relax, exercise and enjoy nature.
Designed by acclaimed landscape architecture firm Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects (MNLA), this beautiful park sits at the heart of Waterline Square, a residential development along the Hudson River waterfront where Midtown meets the Upper West Side.
The park includes more than 200 trees of 20 different species, 65 percent of which are native to New York. The west end of the development is anchored by conifers and evergreens that mitigate wind and pollution from Riverside Boulevard and aesthetically frame the Hudson River in the distance, while a perennial garden provides native habitats and creates texture that complements the park’s expansive lawn.
Open to the public, the park unifies the buildings of Waterline Square while connecting the nearby waterfront space to the surrounding community. Complete with water features, lush plantings, walking paths and an expansive playground, the park serves at once as a backyard and an oasis, creating a verdant view and serene retreat for residents in the area. Since the space opened in 2020, the park has attracted throngs of visitors clamoring for cherished outdoor space.
With a fully-equipped children’s playground and plenty of open space to run around, the park is especially resonating with families at a time when green space is on everyone’s minds.
Developer GID Development Group has programmed the park with a full calendar of socially-distanced events for residents and those nearby, including yoga, fitness classes, musical performances by Grammy- nominated artists, gardening events and more.
Waterline Square is a collection of three residential buildings on one of the last remaining waterfront development sites on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The development has been designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Rafael Viñoly Architects, with interiors by Champalimaud Design, Yabu Pushelberg and Groves & Co. Offering a variety of residential lifestyle opportunities, Waterline Square is home to condominiums, rental residences and a comprehensive amenities package designed in collaboration with Rockwell Group.
Surrounding Waterline Square Park will be a dynamic hospitality program open to the neighborhood, including Harry’s Table by Cipriani, Empellón Taqueria and Somm Cellars Wine & Spirits.
To learn more about Waterline Square, please call (929) 292-9212 or visit waterlinesquare.com.
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