Central Park’s northern end getting $150M revamp
New York – The northern end of Central Park is getting a major revamp that includes a new recreational facility and landscape fixes. A total of $150 million will be spent on all components of the plan.
Rendering of Central Park’s north end
Harlem Meer’s surrounding landscape will be restored and include better pedestrian circulation. The project calls for a boardwalk to be built to connect several small islands and across the freshwater marsh where the waterway flows into the lake. This will allow for fishing, canoeing, wildlife observation, and other recreational activities.
Another major component is the recreational facility that will be open year-round. This will include a pool and splash pad for use in summer months, and an ice-skating rink for use in colder months. The facility will include a gathering space near the pool deck, locker rooms, public restrooms, and a green roof overlooking the surrounding landscape.
The Central Park Conservancy hopes to begin work on the project in the spring of 2021. Construction is expected to finish in 2024.