In order to invest in the care of New York City Parks, often redesign and rebuild of city parks and recreational facilities take place for a variety of reasons.  The reconstruction of portions of the 58-acre Red Hook Recreational Area in Brooklyn, New York is an example of such a project consisting of a Track, Ballfields 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Soccer Fields 3, 4, and 5 in the Recreation Area.  E2PM had the privilege of working on this project providing a range of multi-discipline services at various phases.    

The Project lies within the former location of a secondary lead smelter called Columbia Smelting and Refining Works which resulted in lead-contaminated soils from the smelter in the mixed-use neighborhood of Red Hook.  The project encompasses approximately 18 acres with the hopes of completion in 2024 through a series of four (4) phases. 

E2PM was retained as part of a larger project team of professionals for this reconstruction project to assist with the following activities at various stages:

  • Construction Project Plans
  • Construction Equipment Staging Plan
  • Perimeter Air Monitoring / Dust Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety Plan (HASP)
  • Soil Characterization Sampling
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Inspections/Reporting
  • Construction Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan (QA/QC Plan) 
  • Soil Erosion Plan
  • Quality Monitoring and Inspections
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) onsite
  • Tree Anchoring / Drawings / Protection Plan
  • Waste Transport and Disposal Plan to include storage, handling, transport and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous contaminated soils and uncontaminated concrete and asphalt. 
  • To see more information about this project, visit NYC Parks here.  
Proposed Schematic Plan for Red Hook Recreational Area Reconstruction (Credit: NYC Parks)
Existing synthetic turf reconstruction