NV5 - Starlight Park Phase 1

Starlight Park/Bronx River Greenway – Phase 1

The New York State Department of Transportation selected NV5 to design, prepare contract documents for, and provide construction services for a new $17 million park built along the banks of a 1.5 mile long stretch of the Bronx River.

An important piece of the elaborate design is a new recreational facility called Starlight Park, which features a multi-sport synthetic turf athletic field, playground, boat launch, canoe/kayak dock, walking paths, benches, fencing, drinking fountains, path and sports lighting, interpretive and wayfinding signage, and all site utilities. The design was coordinated with New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and New York City Department of Environmental Protection for restoration of riparian habitat and river ecology.

Sustainable features of the design include recycled materials, native plantings, rain gardens, wetland restoration, and reconstructed riparian and upland habitat.


Bronx, NY


New York State Department of Transportation


Landscape Architecture


  • Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG®) Certified, Waterfront Alliance, 2017
  • Design Excellence Award, New York City Public Design Commission, 2010
  • Engineering Evergreen Award, GreenLITES Awards, New York State Department of Transportation, 2009