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NAME

Name Of
Parks OF
Without Borders
PROJECT
Project
Name
Fort Greene
of Project
Park
Located near such and such Street,
Located near such
in the Borough and such Street,
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June
Public 19,
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Scope
Public Scope2017
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Meeting
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Parks Capital Design
Parks Capital Design
Parks Without Borders: Program Goals

Accessible Parks
Make parks more welcoming and
accessible to everyone
Improved Neighborhoods
Extend the beauty of parks out
into communities
Vibrant Community Spaces
Transform underused spaces into
centers of community

Parks Without Borders


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Fort Greene Park:
What We Heard
Total Nominations: 194
Improve and activate parks northern
plazas, perimeter, and entrances
Improve paving, water fountains, ADA
access and other amenities

The north side of Fort Greene Park is


a solid border for several blocks along
Myrtle Ave. It is such a beautiful park,
but it remains sparsely used on its
northern side due to inaccessibility.

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Fort Greene Park Goals:
Safety & Security/New Lighting
Accessibility - Improved Pavements
Improved Active Recreation Facility
Enhanced Picnic Areas

Total Budget: $10.5M


Mayor Bill de Blasio FY17
Borough President FY18
City Council FY17

Project Size:
Parks Without Borders: 3.8 ac
Replacement in Kind Staircases: 0.3 ac

FORT GREENE PARK


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FORT GREENE PARK:
IN PROGRESS PROJECTS

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FORT GREENE PARK 2a & 2b:
Mitigate Erosion and Storm
Water problems
Update and Improve Entrances
and pavements
MYRTLE AVENUE LANDSCAPE Improve circulation and
-Project Area: 4.8 Acres connectivity

SOUTHEAST PARK PATH

-Project Area: 1.3 Acres

FORT GREENE PARK | In Design: Myrtle Avenue Landscape and Southeast Park Path
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FORT GREENE PARK:
REPLACEMENT IN-KIND PROJECTS

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WILLOUGHBY STREET STAIRS

DeKALB AVENUE STAIRS

FORT GREENE PARK | Pre-Design: Staircase Reconstruction


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1 - WILLOUGHBY STREET STAIRS - DISREPAIR 2 - CONDITION OF DeKALB STAIRS

FORT GREENE PARK | Willoughby & DeKalb Avenue Stairs - Site Photos
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FORT GREENE PARK:
PARKS WITHOUT BORDERS PROJECTS

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MYRTLE AVENUE MID-BLOCK ENTRANCE MYRTLE AVENUE SIDEWALK

MYRTLE AND WASHINGTON PARK OVAL


LOWER PLAZA / PICNIC AREA /
FITNESS / BASKETBALL

FORT GREENE PARK | Parks Without Borders - Fort Greene Park


KEY FACTORS IN THE DESIGN

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Key Factors
1. Landmark Status & Architectural Significance

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Key Factors
1. Landmark Status & Architectural Significance

Central Park Penn Station Worlds Fair Unisphere

FREDRICK LAW OLMSTED MCKIM, MEAD, & WHITE GILMORE CLARKE

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Key Factors
1. Landmark Status & Architectural Significance

Original Design: 1867 1908 Monument & Stairs 1936 Lower Plaza

FREDRICK LAW OLMSTED MCKIM, MEAD, & WHITE GILMORE CLARKE

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Key Factors
1. Landmark Status & Architectural Significance

Original Design: 1867 1908 Monument & Stairs 1936 Lower Plaza

FREDRICK LAW OLMSTED MCKIM, MEAD, & WHITE GILMORE CLARKE

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Key Factors
1. Landmark Status & Architectural Significance

2. Existing Conditions

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Key Factors
1. Landmark Status & Architectural Significance

2. Existing Conditions

-Lighting
-Amenities
-Pavement Condition
-Layout
-Accessibility
-Seating
-Drainage

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Key Factors
1. Landmark Status & Architectural Significance

2. Existing Conditions

3. Community Feedback

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Key Factors
1. Landmark Status & Architectural Significance

2. Existing Conditions

3. Community Feedback

-What do you like?


-What dont you like?
-How do you use the space?
-What do you need more of?
-What are your priorities?

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COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

Park Lighting Expand Fitness Area


Accessibility Improve Pavements
Improve Sidewalks Water Feature
Corner Entrance Change / Remove Mounds
Intimate Spaces Phased Construction
Enhance Picnic Area Washington Park Oval
Reconstruct Basketball Court

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LOWER PLAZA

WILLOUGHBY STREET STAIRS

DeKALB AVENUE STAIRS

FORT GREENE PARK | ORIGINAL SCOPE OF WORK


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MYRTLE AVENUE MID-BLOCK ENTRANCE MYRTLE AVENUE SIDEWALK

MYRTLE AND WASHINGTON PARK OVAL


LOWER PLAZA / PICNIC AREA /
FITNESS / BASKETBALL

WILLOUGHBY STREET STAIRS

DeKALB AVENUE STAIRS

FORT GREENE PARK | NEW SCOPE OF WORK


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LOWER PLAZA

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LOWER PLAZA / PICNIC AREA /
FITNESS / BASKETBALL

FORT GREENE PARK | PWB - Lower Plaza


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Entrance Stair
-Not ADA Compliant

Area used for Picnicking


-Movable Picnic tables only
Game Tables

Small Seating Area

Small Circular Garden


Small Adult
Fitness area

Heavily Used Diagonal


Walkway
-No Lighting

Existing Well Used


Game Tables Playground Basketball Court
(not in scope of work)

Mounds
-Not used often
-Inhibits use of Plaza
Comfort Station

FORT GREENE PARK | PWB | Lower Plaza - Existing Conditions


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TREE DIAGRAM - REMOVALS TREE DIAGRAM - PROPOSED
-Mostly Norway Maples at the end of their lives -Additional large long lasting shade trees
-London Planes, Oaks, Honey Locusts

FORT GREENE PARK | PWB | Lower Plaza - Tree Diagrams


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1 - CIRCULAR PLAZA AREA AT CORNER 2 - GAME TABLES ALONG PERIMETER

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FORT GREENE PARK | PWB - Lower Plaza - Site Photos


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1 - VIEW OF DIAGONAL PATH FROM MYRTLE AVENUE 2 - VIEW OF DIAGONAL PATH
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FORT GREENE PARK | PWB - Lower Plaza - Site Photos


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1 - SITTING AREA 2 - SMALL FITNESS APPARATUS

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FORT GREENE PARK | PWB - Lower Plaza - Site Photos


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1 - BASKETBALL COURT 2 - PICNIC AREA

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FORT GREENE PARK | PWB - Lower Plaza - Site Photos


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10ft. Wide ADA Ramp

Tables and chairs off


sidewalk
Fixed Picnic Tables with grills
Entrance Moved to and ash disposal
Corner
Asphalt (ADA) path
Existing London Plane Trees through BBQ/Picnic Area
-Low Plantings with Pipe
Rail Fence Surround
(typ)
Expanded
Adult Fitness
Tables & Chairs in each
quadrant separated by
low plantings to create Asphalt Hex Block Walk
more intimate spaces with improved lighting

10ft. Wide ADA Ramp

Reconstructed
Flush Water Feature w/ Basketball Court
up lighting Playground
(not in scope of work)
Movable Picnic Tables
New Connection to
Playground
London Plane Trees
Benches -Low Plantings with Pipe
Rail Fence Surround
Existing Comfort Station
-Not in scope of work
Reconstructed Landings

FORT GREENE PARK | PWB | Lower Plaza - Schematic Plan


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10ft Wide ADA
Tables and chairs off Compliant Ramp at
sidewalk location of former
entrance
Intimate Quadrants
with Tables and
45 FT Wide entrance Chairs. Separated
at corner with while still
Granite Stairs incorporated into
overall plaza

Entrance Plantings
with new ornamental
and shade trees Formal Planting with
woodland feel
10ft. Wide ADA
Compliant Ramp

Benches along interior


New Park Lighting plaza viewing water
feature
New Tree (typ)

Flush Water Feature


with up-lighting

New Connection to
Playground

FORT GREENE PARK | PWB | Lower Plaza - Circular Plaza Enlarged Plan
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Permanent Picnic
Tables, Grills, and Ash
ADA Compliant walk Disposal Bins
through Permanent
Picnic areas
-Connects Plaza with
Diagonal walk Senior Fitness Area

Adult Fitness Area

Reconstructed
Basketball Court
Improved Park
Lighting along
diagonal Walk

Asphalt Hex Block


Diagonal Walk
New Plantings in -Same material used
areas that do not along sidewalks
conflict with DEP
infrastructure Benches

Central Plaza with More intimate Garden


New Security Seating areas along
Lighting perimeter of plaza

1939 Worlds Fair


Benches along Plaza Planting Beds replace
existing Granite Block
Strips with low pipe rail
fencing (typ)

FORT GREENE PARK | PWB | Lower Plaza - Basketball, Adult Fitness, and Picnicking Enlarged Plan
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FORT GREENE PARK | PWB | Lower Plaza - Sketch
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FORT GREENE PARK | PWB | Lower Plaza - Sketch
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MYRTLE AVENUE SIDEWALK AND
MID-BLOCK ENTRANCE

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MYRTLE MID-BLOCK ENTRANCE AT N. PORTLAND AVENUE
-Missing decorative iron fence
-General disrepair
-Add Iron Fence detail
-Repointing and general update

FORT GREENE PARK | PWB - Myrtle Avenue Sidewalk and Mid-Block Entrance - Site Photos
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MYRTLE AVENUE SIDEWALK
-Pavement in poor condition and unsafe
-Missing Benches
-Granite Block Pavement in poor condition

FORT GREENE PARK | PWB - Myrtle Avenue Sidewalk and Mid-Block Entrance - Site Photos
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Bus Stop

Reconstructed New Benches on Removed and New Asphalt Hex


Entrance with Myrtle Avenue Re-set Belgian Block Block Sidewalk
Pavement New Tree
Replaced Iron Fence along entire length of
Details Myrtle Avenue

FORT GREENE PARK | PWB - Myrtle Avenue Sidewalk and Mid-Block Entrance - Plan
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FORT GREENE PARK | PWB - Myrtle Avenue Sidewalk Sketch
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MYRTLE & WASHINGTON PARK OVAL

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VIEW OF BELGIAN BLOCK OVAL AT MYRTLE & WASHINGTON PARK
-Asphalt Hex Block Pavement in poor condition
-Belgian Block not ADA compliant
-Insufficient Lighting
-No Seating

FORT GREENE PARK | PWB - Myrtle Avenue Oval - Site Photos


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New Trees in empty
Tree Pits

New Asphalt Hex


Block Pavement

New Park Lighting


ADA Compliant
Belgian Block

New Benches

New Plantings

FORT GREENE PARK | PWB - Myrtle Avenue Oval - Schematic Plan


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FORT GREENE PARK | PWB - Myrtle Avenue Oval - Sketch
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Accessible Drinking Fountain Permanent Picnic Tables Pipe Rail Fence

Park Lighting Bottle Filler Barbecue Grills Coal/Ash Disposal

FORT GREENE PARK | PWB - Site Furnishings


Belgian Block - ADA Compliant Asphalt Hex Block Pavement

Adult Fitness Equipment Tables and Chairs Basketball Court & Backstop

FORT GREENE PARK | PWB - Site Furnishings


MYRTLE AVENUE MID-BLOCK ENTRANCE MYRTLE AVENUE SIDEWALK

MYRTLE AND WASHINGTON PARK OVAL


LOWER PLAZA / PICNIC AREA /
FITNESS / BASKETBALL

Thank You!
WILLOUGHBY STREET STAIRS

DeKALB AVENUE STAIRS

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