Concrete Plant Park
11:00 am
1:00 pm
James Mituzas, 2009

A site of a concrete plant from the late 1940s through 1987, the land that is now Concrete Plant Park was acquired by the Parks Department in 2000. In close partnership with community organizations and public agencies, the Parks Department and the Bronx River Alliance began the revitalization of this formerly abandoned site through re-establishing salt marshes on the riverbank once strewn with trash and tires, as well as reintroducing the public to the site through organizing community festivals and leading hundreds of residents out on the Bronx river to canoe and kayak.

The waterfront park, completed in September 2009, contains facilities supporting and linking existing and planned multi-use pedestrian greenways with other off-road, on-road bicycle/pedestrian routes. Construction of a new canoe/kayak launch provides an access point to the Bronx River Corridor along the park's shoreline. The park was also enhanced through the creation of a waterfront promenade, a reading circle, and inviting park entrances at both Westchester Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard.

Saturday Tour Info: Tours will last approximately 1.5 hrs.


UPDATE: The 3pm tour originally scheduled for this site has been cancelled. The 11am and 1pm tours will take place as scheduled.


Reservations for this tour are now sold out. Interested in exploring sites where you can learn more about New York City's industrial heritage? You may also enjoy the Brooklyn Army Terminal and the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which require no reservations! Click on the site’s name to check out its Open Access listing.


Image Credit: Payton Chung via Flickr