Chelsea Waterside Park Playground

DBC performed as the Prime General Contractor for this historic new waterpark in Chelsea. Work includes the removals of existing site elements, soil, debris, earthwork and grading and installation of new concrete knee walls, site safety surface, installation of custom-designed play equipment, installation of water features throughout, decorative stainless steel railings, fencing and landscaping throughout.

A major feature of this unique project is the installation of salvaged, refurbished “bovine busts” (cow heads), ram’s heads and other architectural cartouches salvaged in 1991 from the façade of a building in the meatpacking district. DBC created “water features” with these salvaged cartouches by carefully drilling spouts in the heads of these 2500 LB heads and hoisting them in place in a cast in place obelisk-shaped structure. The project also included the installation of an enormous rendition of a pipefish play structure that was fabricated to in Denmark to resemble the real pipefish that currently inhabit the Hudson River. This project was featured in the NY Times June 24, 2018 issue. The park opened in August, 2018.

Project Details

  • Location : Chelsea, NYC
  • Budgets : $2,248,469.00
  • Complete Date : 9/5/2018
  • Client Name : Hudson River Park Trust