GOVERNORS ISLAND — Governors Island closes for the season this weekend, but there’s still time to grab a sneak peak of the island’s nearly completed 30-acre park.
The Trust for Governors Island is inviting the public to come take a tour, or just wander around, in the construction site of a new, expansive green space called Governors Island Park.
The overhauled public space, slated to be done at the end of October, will include ball fields, a 1,500 tree-filled grove dotted with hammocks and maze-like hedges.
The new park will be open to the public starting in May 2014, when the island reopens for the season, a Governors Island spokeswoman said.
Governors Island Park is just one piece of a massive plan for transforming the former Coast Guard base. The city plans to invest more than $260 million by 2014 to overhaul the island’s infrastructure.
For more information about the tours this Saturday and Sunday, visit Governors Island's website.