Sinatra Park and Castle Point Waterfront Reconstruction
Resulting from a catastrophic failure of an existing waterfront recreational facility, and the ever increasing need for passive and active recreation, the City of Hoboken authorized Boswell to provide the design and construction administration services for the Castle Point and Sinatra Park Walkway Reconstruction Project.
Boswell was responsible for the design, construction administration, and construction inspection for the reconstruction of the two (2) waterfront facilities along Hoboken’s Hudson River waterfront. The reconstruction of Castle Point, a picturesque passive recreation area, consisted of the rehabilitation of approximately 3,100 square feet of existing waterfront structure, and the re-establishment of the gazebo and waterfront promenade areas. The Sinatra Park scope of work entailed the reconstruction of approximately 96,000 square feet of park and recreation areas. Sinatra Park was originally constructed on a wooden platform in the early 1900’s. The structure failed due to its age and marine borer infestation. The replacement platform was constructed utilizing steel pile foundations with pre-cast concrete pile-caps and deck panels. The reconstruction of Sinatra Park, the larger more complex portion of the project, consisted of reconstructing a new 57,000 square foot synthetic-turf the soccer field and a promenade which sits atop a newly constructed 19,000 square foot platform. Incorporated into this project were improvements to the existing sports-lighting system, new spectator bleachers, new galvanized fencing specifically utilized to allow less obstructed views of the NYC skyline, decorative site lighting, and new solar-powered trash/recycling compactors. This project included the reconstruction of an existing ADA compliant ramp accessing the existing waterfront amphitheater.
The proximity of this $10.3 Million reconstruction project to the Hudson River Waterfront required the acqusition of several complex Federal/State permits from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE).