Rendered view of Chelsea Waterside Park, Phase 2 Aerial Shows the extents of the project from the so
View looking into the new Chelsea Waterside Park, Phase 2 picnic area from across the existing playg
View from the southern end of the Chelsea Waterside Park, Phase 2 large dog run illustrates a vibran
View looking towards the new Chelsea Waterside Park, Phase 2 Comfort Station that illustrates the un
View looking through the new Chelsea Waterside Park, Phase 2 Comfort Station portal towards the synt
The entrance into Chelsea Waterside Park, Phase 2 highlights the gardenesque appeal of the new space
This is a contextual map of the surrounding area around Chelsea Waterside Park, showing how it becom


Anticipated 2022


Project Area

2 Acres


Construction Cost




Hudson River Park Trust


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This transformative design for Chelsea Waterside Park reimagines the existing thoroughfare to the Hudson River Park waterfront by deemphasizing the existing pedestrian pathway and creating an organic, multi-layered design – elevating this park into a neighborhood destination. As prime consultant for the Phase 2 project, ABB reprogrammed and revitalized the park for the growing neighborhood with three overarching goals: to re-center the park inward, re-use materials, and re-image the park’s character and identity. By using these guiding principles, the design minimizes and redistributes the massive hardscaped area into narrow pathways, cultivating a botanical experience with new and enhanced programming. 


The curvilinear pathway system includes a centralized green space and picnic area, wrapped by two curved pathways. Situated at the edge of the reconstructed athletic field, the sustainably-designed comfort station serves as a transition from the gardenesque center to the action-packed synthetic turf field. The southern tip of the park expands the well-loved dog run into two vibrant dog run areas with colorful pavements, concrete mounds, water play, and tiered seating.