2024 Merit Award

General Design

Marsha P Johnson State Park

Brooklyn, NY

Landscape Architect:

Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners PLLC

Project Team:

NV5, New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

Photo Credit(s):

Photo 1, 5, 7-13: Sahar Coston-Hardy/Esto
Photos 2-4: Starr Whitehouse
Photo 6: NV5


About the Project:

A bold effort in inclusive design, Marsha P Johnson State Park is a perennial-rich environment that celebrates an LGBTQ+ leader of color, captures stormwater, and welcomes all people to the Brooklyn shore. Designed in extensive community workshops led by NYS Parks and Starr Whitehouse with stormwater and engineering by NV5.

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