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Brooklyn Bridge Park

Ecological design and habitat restoration to create an iconic public space in New York City

ecological design and habitat restoration for brooklyn bridge park in new york

Project Details

Great Ecology was the ecological designer on the Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. team for the Brooklyn Bridge Park—the largest urban park created in New York City since 1875. Great Ecology contributed strategic, design and technical expertise to the conversion of East River industrial piers into recreational areas which provide public access to restored native coastal and intertidal habitats.Great Ecology contributed to the planning and design of the freshwater wetlands, tidal wetlands and tidal pool features of the Park as well as the stormwater management system, all of which serve as a “living classroom” for visitors. The winner of multiple design awards, the Park represents one of the most important interfaces between ecology and urban public space in the United States, and is currently one of the City’s most spectacular public spaces.

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Aquatic Services, Biological Assessment, Ecological Design & Planning, Habitat Restoration, Mitigation Banking, Natural Resource Damages, River, Stream, and Riparian Restoration, Wetland Delineation & Permitting,


Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation




East River Waterfront, Brooklyn, New York

Landscape Architect

Michael Van Valkenburg Associates, Inc.