2024 Board Choice Award

General Design Small Firm

Astoria Park Charybdis Playground & Waterplay

Astoria, Queens

Landscape Architect:

Nancy Owens Studio Landscape Architecture + Urban Design PLLC

Project Team:

NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, LTL Architects, AKRF Inc., Wesler-Cohen Associates, Walter B. Melvin Architects, Robert Silman Associates, Landscape Structures, SiteWorks

Photo Credit(s):

Photos 1, 3, 5, 8, 12: Nancy Owens Studio PLLC
Photos 2, 9, 11, 13: Michael Moran
Photo 4: Greater Astoria Historical Society
Photo 6: Peter Coe
Photo 7, 10: Landscape Structures

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About the Project:

Nancy Owens Studio led the masterplan and design of three capital projects within Astoria Park. This included the transformation of Charybdis Playground and Waterplay, located within an historic Art Moderne pool complex, into an expanded play area activated by color and sculptural forms that reference its architectural and natural context.

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