Thresholds of Eibs Pond Park 1

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Sandro Marpillero, architect
Linda Pollak, architect and landscape designer

Related Publication

Related Publication

Marked Landscapes: June 2001

Eibs Pond Park was a neglected 17-acre freshwater wetland in northeastern Staten Island with great potential to become a valuable open-space amenity. Recognizing this potential, Design Trust fellows Linda Pollak and Sandro Marpillero worked for several years with the Parks Council to create a master plan for future development. Although they also designed and oversaw construction of a raised walkway with seating, as well as an outdoor classroom for the adjacent public elementary school, the park lacked the constituency necessary to implement other aspects of the master plan.

In 2001, the Design Trust funded a master plan development phase to increase advocacy for the park. Based on their extensive involvement with Eib's Pond Park, the fellows produced a promotional poster documenting conditions and park amenities. This publication received an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2002.

Design Trust fellows continued work at Eibs Pond Park in 2002, creating a schematic design to improve the park's southern edge.

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