This massive hill of slides is coming to Governors Island
Construction on the public retreat’s new parkland continues, including Slide Hill, a waterfront slope with four slippery toboggan runs
Thu Mar 13 2014
Rendering: West 8
Summer watch 2014 continues. Last year, we shared plans for the $70 million project known as the Hills, a new part of Governors Island consisting of rolling slopes with top-notch views of the Statue of Liberty, the skyline and more. Now, the island's Trust has shared a little more info about the new parkland—namely, that there will be a giant hill of slides, aptly dubbed Slide Hill.
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Slide Hill will rise 38 feet aboveground and be constructed out of recycled construction materials. It will feature four smooth toboggan runs of various heights, and the longest one will run for 48 feet. It's one of four waterfront knolls being built; the others are Grassy Hill, Outlook Hill and Discovery Hill.
Unfortunately, this new addition to the island won't open until spring 2015—but hey, at least we'll have Hammock Grove when Governors Island opens over Memorial Day weekend.
Photograph courtesy the Trust for Governors Island
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