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Staten Island, NY


NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

As a subconsultant to Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, and through a contract with the NYC DPR, we executed the Staten Island Shoreline Parks Master Plan. The project was funded by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund and considered many ways to improve the parks on the east shore of Staten Island, while taking measures to make the coastline more resilient to rising sea levels and flooding. BKSK’s work contributed to the following tasks at several beach sites, including Oakwood beach, Cedar beach, Midland Avenue, Seaview and Sand Lane.

  • Analyzed visibility and circulation from the parking lot, program areas and pedestrian paths leading to the line of protection (LOP) to improve accessibility.
  • Explored locations and programs for new comfort stations, lifeguard, Maintenance and Operations (M&O) and Parks Enforcement Patrol (PEP) facilities, and concessions at each neighborhood connection.
  • Considered how to reuse existing buildings.
  • Integrated Parks standards and resilience guidelines at each site.