Little Island: the unique floating park in New York City
Little Island is a “floating” park – an artificial island, right next to the beloved Hudson River Park – and provides the visitors with a unique greenspace unlike any other in New York City.
Designed by Heatherwick Studio, Little Island’s distinct exterior is supported by a structure that is made up of 280 concrete piles, which emerge from in between the leftover wood piles of Pier 54.
+ than 66,000 bulbs and 114 trees have been planted, some of which will grow to 60 feet tall. There are more than 350 species of flowers, trees, and shrubs. There are also green areas to sit and relax
Little Island has some hills with lookouts that provide beautiful and unique views of the city – including the Empire State Building, the One World Trade Center, and the Hudson River.
There is a 687-seat amphitheater (“The Amph”), a central plaza with seating and serving food and beverages (“The Play Ground”), and an intimate stage and lawn space (“The Glade”).
The park will be open daily from 6:00 am to 1:00 am, with timed reservations required from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. All admission is free.