USA July 27, 2018
Why You’ll Want To Visit This Floating Park That’s Unlike Any Other In The World
America’s biggest city, New York, has more parks and greenery than you may have previously imagined. One thing that’s for sure is that as many parks as there are in the Big Apple, not many of them can say that they float. Created by Artist Mary Mattingly – Swale is unlike anything else in the world.
Currently docked at Governors Island until the end of October, Swale is the country's only floating park.
Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Swale was created to help educate people about building sustainable spaces in cities.
Unlike New York's other parks, at Swale anyone who visits is allowed to forage for fruits, vegetables, and herbs on the 5,000-square-foot floating barge.
140 feet by 30 feet, the floating garden has so much to offer - with educational programs held on the weekends that will give you a greater insight into the idea behind the floating garden and why places like this are so important.
Encouraged to forage for food and to eat what you find while you're exploring the floating garden, you'll quickly forget that you're actually out on the water while you're here.
Swale is in New York until the end of October, and we hope to see it return once again in 2019!
For those who don't know, this is actually the second season that Swale has been floating in New York City! To find out more about Swale - our country's only floating garden and park,
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