• Corporate HQ, NY
  • Melville, NY
  • Iselin, NJ
  • Ossining, NY
  • Mount Laurel, NJ

Cedar Grove Beach Park Reconstruction


HAKS assisted the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation with the phased development of Cedar Grove Beach Park in Staten Island. The $2 million project included the demolition of 37 vacant beach bungalows, landscape restoration/planting and design of new beach facilities, including a maintenance building, lifeguard facility, comfort station and a future concession and playground.

HAKS conducted a detailed condition survey of the vacant buildings, prepared detailed reports, developed demolition drawings, and obtained necessary permits. We assisted in the environmental assessment process by performing a traffic analysis and preparing the air pollution, noise and hazardous materials sections.

Additional work included mechanical, electrical and plumbing design for the new beach facilities; development of construction staging and access plans; tree protection plans; and beach and parking lot plans. HAKS also assisted the NYCDPR in obtaining a beach opening permit, the first obtained by the agency in many years.

The project required extensive coordination with the New York City Department of Buildings, the New York City Landmarks Commission, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the New York City Department of Transportation, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and private utilities.