Corlears Hook Park Girds for Partial Closure and Coastal Resiliency Work

Posted on: February 23rd, 2022 at 5:01 am by

Park closures due to the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project are now trickling further southward.

Community Advisory notices were distributed last week alerting the community to the partial closure of Corlears Hook Park, including the flagpole area. Work in this area is scheduled to begin next Monday (February 28), during which time access to the park is limited to Jackson Street and the west entrances on Cherry Street.

The notice also promises that access to the Corlears Hook Ferry Terminal would remain unhindered via the Corlears Hook Bridge. However, the situation on the ground, at least for the time being, proves otherwise. There appears to be a lack of site monitoring as a construction fence remains keeled over, blocking the path for days.

As reported, the $1.45 billion plan will see the destruction and rebirth of the park eight feet higher than the status quo. It means the ultimate removal of one thousand mature trees, demolition of architecturally significant Track House and Tennis Center Comfort Station, and the loss of open public space on the coastline.

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