League Island Park at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA
League Island Park, proposed for the 2.5 acre parcel between 11th and 12th Streets on Constitution Avenue, will provide another major amenity within the historic district. Physically located above the original League Island in the Delaware River prior to the expansion of the Navy Yard property eastward, the park is intended to celebrate the islands origins. An expansive stormwater collection system designed as a constructed wetland with native grasses will edge the central mounded lawn oval. A footbridge will lead pedestrians from the perimeter walking paths to the “island”. Decorative wood pilings have been incorporated as lighting features and remnants of pier slabs will provide opportunities for seating. Recycled shells from the Delaware River will be ground and utilized as a soft paving material.