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Breaking Ground on a Renewed Chelsea Waterside Park

On Friday, December 3 we officially broke ground on the renewal of HRPK’s Chelsea Waterside Park. Anticipated to be complete in winter 2022, the improvements now underway will provide more green space and plantings, add new features and refresh and improve existing amenities for the community.

In addition to a new public restroom facility, we will be introducing a permanent picnic area and small concession stand. Chelsea Waterside Park’s existing turf field will be refreshed and expanded, as will its dog run — which will see the addition of fountains as well as separate areas for small and large dogs.

These renewal efforts expand on the first phase of Chelsea Waterside Park updates, which saw the reimagination and redesign of the now-beloved Chelsea Waterside Park Play Area and the refreshing of the area’s basketball courts.

The December 3 Groundbreaking and Thank You Ceremony brought together community leaders and the teams responsible for the project to celebrate and express gratitude for the continued improvement of this vital piece of HRPK. Deputy Mayor and Hudson River Park Trust Board Chair Vicki Been, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff, Community Board 4 Chair and Trust Board Member Lowell Kern and Chelsea Waterside Park Association President Zazel Loven joined us to mark this exciting milestone, as did team members from DACK Consulting Solutions, Inc., Alpine Construction & Landscaping Corp. and E.W. Howell Co. LLC.

We also express gratitude to other supporters, including US Congressman Jerry Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, NYS State Senator Brad Hoylman, NYS Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, founding President Chelsea Waterside Association Bob Trentlyon and Hudson River Park Friends.


We can’t wait for our Park community — on two legs and four — to experience the renewed Chelsea Waterside Park, and we look forward to the bright future of this neighborhood gem.

While the renewal work is underway, there will be some construction-related closures in Chelsea Waterside Park. Visit here to learn more.

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