J. Owen Grundy Park Renovation
Originally constructed in 1985, J Owen Grundy Park (at the foot of Exchange Place) has been visited by literally millions of people, as it offers one of the most dramatic views of the NYC skyline. It has been featured in numerous television shows and feature movies. Twenty five years of use, combined with the adverse effects of the climate, have prematurely aged the facility.
The new J. Owen Grundy Park features a redesigned seawall and promenade extending from the Exchange Place down to York Street, with historic-styled lighting, as well as a new railing system that will frame views of the skyline on both sides of the river. The pier itself has been completely redesigned, providing shade structures, a variety of seating for lunch and relaxation, café and game tables, and a new performance & entertainment pavilion at the end of the pier.