Phase 1: Fall 2020
Phase 2: Spring 2021
Phase 3: Fall 2021
Phase 4: Spring 2023
RED HOOK RECREATIONAL AREA (RHRA), PHASE I - IV:
RESILIENCY MEASURES, REMEDIATION, + RECONSTRUCTION
The $106 million, 4-phase, 30-acre reconstruction project of the Red Hook Recreational Area (RHRA) includes remediation of contaminated soil, the introduction of resiliency measures, and reconstruction of ballfields 1 through 9 and soccer fields 1 through 6 between the years of 2019 and 2023. The cleanup is a result of contaminated soil from the former Columbia Smelting and Refining Works, which manufactured metals from the 1920s to 1930s before being converted to parkland.
The 58-acre RHRA is comprised of a running track, basketball court, softball and baseball fields, handball courts, soccer fields, a playground, picnic and barbecue areas, and the multi-use Red Hook Recreation Center and swimming pool. The proposed resilient, sustainable, and low-maintenance design includes a 6-foot-wide perimeter bioswale that will provide stormwater infiltration. ABB designed this project to meet FEMA flood elevation requirements.
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