The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) has official site developer designation to transform the pier adjacent to Piers Park and the future Piers Park II into a signature waterfront destination, Piers Park III.

The Trustees has hired world-renowned landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. (MVVA) to lead the park design process, which prioritizes input from the community. The proposed waterfront park will create welcoming public open space, add a natural buffer to storm surge and sea level rise, and restore what is currently an unused, abandoned pier. Today, the Piers Park III parcel sits on an abandoned pier adjacent to Piers Park and Piers Park II. The Trustees will draw on more than a century of expertise in public open space management to deliver an iconic new park, free and open to all, working closely with the community. Currently in its third iteration, the design for Piers Park III offers more ways to interact with and access the water, following public feedback. It also aims to increase accessibility and visibility of the harbor while improving habitat and water quality in and around the site. This new design builds on the second draft, which was released in February 2022.

Project Details

Infrastructure Type Waterfront / Waterway
Status Advocacy & Design
Opening Fall 2025
Size 2 acres
Design Team Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

The Trustees

Project Leader Nick Black