The East 64th Street entrance receives close to one million visits per year. Prior to this project, the only access was via a set of stairs into the Park, which is approximately ten feet lower than the Fifth Avenue perimeter in this location. The new ramp provides wheelchair access and facilitates use of the entrance by families with strollers.
In addition to constructing the new ramp, we rebuilt the existing stairs, installed new handrails, and added new landscape plantings. The work was undertaken as part of a larger reconstruction of the Fifth Avenue perimeter from 60th to 65th Street.
Our work to restore the Park’s perimeter is addressing pavement conditions, improving accessibility, and replacing existing benches and lost trees.
ProjectOur renovation of Billy Johnson Playground preserved and reinforced the rustic character of the playground while increasing the play value and improving accessibility.
ProjectOur work on the Dene Slope included establishing a meadow of native grasses and wildflowers over several planting seasons, and creating a rustic trail and seating for visitors that contain sweeping new views across the meadow.
ProjectOur restoration of the Dairy will include repairing and restoring its historic open-air porch; repairing, cleaning, and repointing the exterior masonry; adding new windows and doors, including an accessible entrance door; and more.