A new 4.5 acre space called Central Green is being officially unveiled on Tuesday, June 30.
This huge new green space in the Navy Yard is broken down into circular sections for different activities.
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The circular park will be broken down into various outdoor rooms and feature multiple activity spaces, including a “sunlawn” for lounging, a serene hammock grove, a dedicated fitness station and even a large communal meeting table for people who want to conduct some business al fresco or just eat lunch. “We’re really excited about this park,” said Tran. “It’s for the employees [at the Navy Yard], but also for the public to enjoy as well.”
James Corner Field Operations, a titan in landscape and urban design, is behind the design of Central Green. If you’re not familiar with their name, you’ll certainly recognize their work, particularly the Race Street Pier and the High Line in New York City (and so many more).
Interested in checking out this new space? The official unveiling of the park will be happening on Tuesday, June 30 at 11:45 a.m. The event will include food trucks, bocce, live music, yoga and giveaways.
In addition to this new green space, the Navy Yard could be seeing some other changes in the future. There’s a boutique hotel that could be coming to the area, in addition to plans to eventually allow residential development in the Navy Yard.