Transforming Wastelands into Public Parks

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Current state of Gowanus Canal (pictured above)

A promising plan for the polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York will transform this Superfund site into an 11.4 acre park of greenways, recreational open spaces and wetlands.  The future park, dubbed the Gowanus Canal Sponge Park, will use wetland plants to remediate polluted waters.  Wow!  The power of plants!

A variety of pocket parks along the restored canal will feature “community gardens, dog runs, performance spaces, cafes, seating areas, boat launches and exhibition spaces.”

Should be a nice boost to local real estate values!

Learn more at the American Society of Landscape Architects.

The proposed Gowanus Canal Sponge Park

Tag(s): Going Green, Green Design, The Great Green Outdoors, Water


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