Open: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Founded: 1895
- Acreage: 6.40
- Property Type: Neighborhood Park
- Council Member: Antonio Reynoso
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Cooper Park in East Williamsburg is located on the site of an old glue factory sold to the city from 1895 by the descents of philanthropist, industrialist, and inventor Peter Cooper. This 6.4-acre park underwent a 2.6 million dollar renovation of which our organization pitched in some funds in 2012 to include and update the basketball, handball, volleyball and tennis courts, a concrete skate park, playground, spacious dog park, bbq pits, and a quarter-mile jogging pathway.
Located directly under the Kosciuszko Bridge and called “Under the K Bridge Park,” the new park converts a formerly abandoned site into a vibrant seven-acre open space that invites the public to a little-known waterfront of Newtown Creek.
The space, designed by Toronto- based landscape architecture firm PUBLIC WORK, features expansive multi-purpose sections for recreation, culture, and woodland areas where more than 20,000 trees and native plant species now grow.
Under the soaring Kosciuszko Bridge columns, our “El-space” grows from 40 feet to as much as 100 feet in height. Distinguishing itself with massive industrial “rooms” connected by a continuous beam of light that runs the park’s length, creating what we call a “solar slice.”.
Frangipane, Paul. 2019. “Seven acres of parkland to open under new Kosciuszko Bridge in Greenpoint” Brooklyn Daily Eagle. August 27, 2019
Kensinger, Nathan. 2019. “In Greenpoint, new waterfront parks will transform the Newtown Creek” Curbed. August 22, 2019