McCarren Park Demonstration

In partnership with the Newtown Creek Alliance and GrowNYC, Highview Creations designed and installed two green roofs atop two shipping containers in McCarren Park located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The extensive green roof is a built-in-place system with a variety of sedum and drought-tolerant perennials. The intensive green roof is also a built-in-place system and hosts a variety of perennial shrubs, tall grasses, and small trees. Any rainwater that is not detained on the green roofs flows into a custom gutter system and rainwater tank. The project was funded by the generosity of the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) and the Hudson River Fund. The demonstration green roof will be incorporated into the curricula of the local public schools.


Greenpoint, Brooklyn




Newtown Creek Alliance, GrowNYC


Extensive green roof; Intensive green roof

Project Completion


Site Area

320 sq ft

Services Provided

Design; Installation; Maintenance; Educational Programming


GCEF Grant; Hudson River Fund