Hudson River Park Pier 25 to open in October

July 09, 2010 12:00PM

Pier 25 at Hudson River Park

After five years of construction, Pier 25 and its surrounding areas
along the Hudson River are slated to open in October, while the future
of Pier 26 remains uncertain, according to the Downtown Express. Pier
25 will keep some of its original attractions such as mini-golf and beach
volleyball, with the addition of a new playground, water taxi station
and turf field, shedding its older appearance for a more modern one.
The construction was needed on the pier’s wooden foundation, which was
decomposing and becoming a safety hazard, the Downtown Express reported. Other construction is being

done in nearby Tribeca Upland, a recreational strip along the Hudson
south of Pier 25, which is getting a basketball court and skate park. The

H.R.P.T. real estate investment trust covers infrastructure costs for
Pier 25 and will hold a public bidding process for operational control
of the pier later in the summer. Then it
is expected to take about one month for the H.R.P.T. to select an
operator. [Downtown Express]