Through an ongoing term agreement for landscape architecture, architecture, and civil engineering design services with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, NV5 designed a beautiful new entrance plaza to Roberto Clemente State Park, located on the banks of the Harlem River in Bronx, New York.
The plaza receives guests and visitors arriving by foot, train, or car and directs them either into the main administration and activities building or down a new ramp and/or flight of stairs to the park. It features a unique paving pattern of colored concrete and decorative pavers, places to sit in benches and on seat walls, and both raised and at-grade planters filled with trees and flowers.
The design focuses the eye on the panoramic view of the park, the river behind it, and the bluffs of Highbridge Park in Manhattan in the distance. Shade is provided by a custom designed pergola structure.