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Completion 

Phase I: Anticipated 2020

Phase II: Anticipated 2021

Project Area

1.25 Acres

Construction Cost

$30 million

Client

NYC DPR

BETSY HEAD PARK

ABB is leading a team of consultants to upgrade infrastructure and open space in each of the two separate sections of Betsy Head Park. In the northern parcel, sweeping pathways and areas planted with shade trees will connect into the Imagination Playground to the south. A hard-surface multi-purpose event space with amphitheater-style seating accommodates a weekly farmer’s market. Plantings and trees define the adjacent plaza-style skate park, basketball courts, and parkour equipment area.  


In the southern section, a 3-lane recreational running track surrounds a new synthetic turf playing field, equipped with an energy-efficient sports field lighting system. This large Brownsville park serves nearly 39,000 residents within a half-mile radius. As part of a Mayor’s initiative to transform significant parts of well-loved parks to better serve their communities, ABB’s multi-phase design for Betsy Head also includes a new horizontal transverse climbing wall.