On Monday, July 26th, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) commenced work on the Blackwell Park Improvement Project, which will help shape a safer, more accessible, and welcoming outdoor space for the community and visitors alike.
Improvements that the project offers include ADA compliant group seating, renovated walkways and plaza pavers for safe, smooth travel, and an upgraded water distribution system.
These improvements will take place in three consecutive phases:
- Phase 1: Revamp of the open space adjacent to the Roosevelt Island branch of the New York Public Library, making way for an inviting communal area
- Phase 2: Renovation of distressed sidewalks and pathways
- Phase 3: Upgrades to the water distribution system and the overhaul of fractured plaza pavers
The project is expected to be completed in early fall of 2021.