Randall’s Island Redevelopment
Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA)
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
NYC Economic Development Corporatio
Approx. $300 Million
The redevelopment plan’s core objective includes strategies that will promote a singular identity for the park that is comprised of fragmented areas physically interrupted by nonpark roads, bridges, and buildings.
Using Manhattan’s grid as a reference for how New Yorkers gauge distance, an organizing grid, rotated true north-south, is superimposed on the island.
The grid assists in organizing and properly orienting regulation sports fields. At 1,200 feet apart, the interstices of the grid locate new buildings and other park amenities.
New sports facilities are placed along the edges of non-park buildings and become appropriate building backdrops from within the park, maximizing the amount of open areas and allowing for distant views toward the river edges.