Parks + Landscape

Domino Park

Field Operations
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
5 Acres
Download Project Sheet
Domino Park 01
© Barrett Doherty
Domino Park 02
Tacocina and elevated walkway © Barrett Doherty
Domino Park 04
Syrup tanks © Barrett Doherty


  • 2022 General Design Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • 2020 Urban Open Space Award
  • 2020 Urban Design Honor Award, AIA NY
  • 2019 Award of Excellence, ASLA NY Chapter

Domino Park is a waterfront (East River) green space that hugs the edge of urban development and boasts skyline views of Manhattan and the Williamsburg Bridge. Opened in June 2018, the park is on the site of one of New York City’s architectural icons, the former Domino Sugar Refinery, which dates back to 1856. Elements of the park retain the refinery story and include enormous salvaged tanks, screw conveyors, and several original cranes and columns.

Electrical design was challenged by the over-length of the park, making electric load sometimes quite remote from the power sources and telecom utility spaces. Electrical and telecom devices are integrated with landscape architectural features, hiding the electrical infrastructure. Electrical design also includes lighting controls hidden in discreet utility vaults. Plumbing design includes water supply to site water features such as drinking fountains, irrigation, as well as for maintenance operations.

To meet the needs of the owner, Two Trees, design of the food kiosk, Tacocina, required a significant coordination process to ensure that a full commercial kitchen, MEP systems and a park utility closet would all fit within a 900-sq ft structure.

Images © Barrett Doherty

Domino Park 05

Images © Barrett Doherty

Domino Park 03
Elevated Walkway
Domino Park 06
Bocce Ball Courts