DOMINO PARK

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

Domino Park reconnects Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood to this quarter-of-a-mile-long portion of the East River waterfront for the first time in 160 years. Its five acres offer a wide range of active and passive uses and is part of the larger transformation of the former Domino Sugar Factory site into an ambitious mixed-use development project by Two Trees Management, with architecture by SHoP Architects, COOKFOX Architects, and PAU.

Inspired by community input and the site’s rich history, Domino Park capitalizes on the site’s amazing open views of the Manhattan skyline and the Williamsburg Bridge. At five blocks long and 100 feet wide, the park features diverse active recreation areas, a playground, a dog run, a water feature, lawns, plentiful seating, and a cafe. It also includes the “Artifact Walk,” which incorporates the original gantry cranes, screw conveyors and other historical relics into the park, making them accessible to the public and providing a deep and meaningful interpretation of Brooklyn’s historically industrial waterfront. In addition, the park demonstrates a resilient design approach, essentially functioning as an absorbent sponge and the neighborhood’s first line of defense against super storms.