Location: Staten Island, New York
The masterplan for the Yankees’ minor league ballpark extends Staten Island’s St.George Richmond Terrace along the shoreline to culminate in St.George Ballpark. The ballpark masterplan incorporates an esplanade, stadium plazas, meandering walkways, a circuit fitness course, and a bikeway, all set within a native marine woodland. With public transit access and new parking facilities, the site design integrates bio-infiltration and soil layering and capping to solve stormwater and contamination issues. As a partial brownfield, the open space design also includes shoreline ecosystem restoration, mature woodland preservation and phyto-remediation using Poplar groves.
The outlined landscape processes revitalize and make sustainable the site’s natural resources. Meadow grasslands and marine woodlands, appropriately deployed in relation to the ballpark’s scale, frame the facilities and bind the complex’s multiple parts together.
Client:NYC Economic Development Corporation
Landscape Architect: HMWhite
Architect: HOK Sport Facilities Group (Populous) Marine
Engineer: Han Padron (Halcrow)
Civil Engineer: Edwards & Kelcey (Jacobs)
AIA Kansas Award for Design Excellence