Bankside Park Celebrates Opening In Mott Haven, Bronx

Photograph of Bankside Park, by Jakob DahlinPhotograph of Bankside Park, by Jakob Dahlin

Brookfield Properties recently celebrated the opening of Bankside Park, a new public park in Mott Haven, The Bronx. The park is part of the 4.3-acre Bankside development and provides the community with direct access to the Harlem River waterfront for the first time in over a century. Hill West is the design architect for the Bankside master plan.

Designed by landscape design firm MPFP, the park features shade trees, open lawns, and wood-decked outlooks with seating areas. It is part of the larger $950 million Bankside master plan, which will include the construction of 1,379 apartments, 30 percent of which are rent-stabilized.

Photograph of Bankside Park, by Jakob Dahlin

Photograph of Bankside Park, by Jakob Dahlin

Prior to Brookfield’s involvement, the site was a contaminated Brownfield. The company completed a comprehensive remediation program and constructed a new shoreline bulkhead to increase resiliency and facilitate the creation of the park.

The project will be home to two local non-profit organizations: The Empowerment Center and Emerging Leaders Program Bx. Throughout the development process, Brookfield partnered with Building Skills NY to create a local job training and hiring program, resulting in the employment of over 100 South Bronx residents who were previously unemployed.

“The Bankside Project stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to revitalizing the Bronx through sustainable and inclusive development,” said Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson. “This remarkable transformation of a former Brownfield site into a vibrant, mixed-income community with waterfront spaces accessible to all members of our Bronx community, demonstrates what we can achieve when we work together. We are not just building homes; we are creating opportunities, enhancing livability, and shaping a brighter future for all Bronx residents.”

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4 Comments on "Bankside Park Celebrates Opening In Mott Haven, Bronx"

  1. Hopefully the rents are very low .

  2. Looking forward to the say where that Oak Point Link rail is relocated and the Harlem River waterfront really opened up.

  3. What track is that? Can a station be built there?That would be a tremendous perk living there

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