East River Park Construction February 2022

With the park closed below Stanton and Greenway closed below 6th, here is what’s accessible:

Park and esplanade above Stanton. Includes track, bathrooms, workout area, and Greenway up to about 18th Street.

South Houston Street entrance is open, with a new path to the esplanade. 6th and 10th entrances are unchanged. 

The “passive lawn” temporarily occupying the Compost Yard space is open. It’s not in great shape yet.

What’s next:

Con Ed work on the Greenway is in progress between 6th and Houston.  Unfortunately, this included removing some trees a year earlier than expected.  You’ll also see test trenches being dug on the Greenway north of 6th to prepare for future work.

Removal of existing Delancey Street Bridge is in progress.  It will be replaced before the south end of the park reopens.

Work at Corlears Hook Park and Bridge begins February 28. This bridge will also be removed and replaced. Until the new bridge is ready, there will be a temporary bridge to the temporary passive lawn. This work will also result in removing trees along the eastern edge of the park and near the Compost Yard.


Exact closure and re-open dates for the rest of the five-year project are not yet available, but you can see the overall plan here: 

The City is issuing weekly email Construction Bulletins.  To sign up, go follow this link: 

Project updates will be shared by the City each month at:

Community Board 3 Parks and Waterfront Committee

Second Thursday of the Month, 6:30 PM

This is a monthly public meeting, and members of the public may speak and ask questions.  You can find the Zoom link here:  

Monthly Community Advisory Group (CAG)

Fourth Thursday of the Month, 4 PM

Members of the public may listen to the live stream.  You can find the link here: