A free to the public floating park called Little Island is set to open in the Hudson River at Pier 55 tomorrow, May 21.
Little Island was first conceived following the devastating Superstorm Sandy that hit the Tri-State area in 2012. The goal of this new park is to provide New Yorkers or anyone who visits with a green, public space that, according to the Little Island website would, "create an immersive experience with nature and art that made people happy.”
Nearly 10 years of construction later, Little Island will feature seating lawns, gentle slopes, and winding pathways that to dazzling views, and a variety of spaces for performances and play as well as rest and relaxation. The park will feature 35 species of trees, 70 species of shrubs, and 200 species of perennials, grasses, and ground covers.
Little Island will be open on Friday, May 21st from 6 am to 1 am. Timed entry reservations will be required for entry between 12 pm and 8 pm daily to allow for safe distancing during peak hours—reservations go live on today here.