Newtown Creek Nature Walk

Take a virtual tour with George Trakas, the artist that created the Nature Walk.

This self-guided, waterfront nature walk is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, along Newtown Creek and Whale Creek, adjacent to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility. Richly planted with native trees, shrubs and other flora, the Nature Walk revives a long-inaccessible industrial shoreline for public use as a waterfront promenade.

General Information

  • Opening hours are from dawn to dusk, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, it may be closed.
  • The Nature Walk is handicapped accessible.
  • Restrooms are not onsite.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Guests are not permitted to enter the water, skateboard, roller-blade, or bike ride (bike racks are available on Kingsland Ave.).


The Newtown Creek Nature Walk is located at the corner of Provost Street and Paidge Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Download the Directions to the Newtown Creek Nature Walk

Scavenger Hunt

Explore the Newtown Creek Nature Walk by going on a fun-filled scavenger hunt, perfect for all ages. Discover hidden treasures as you journey through important cultural, historical, and scientific aspects of Newtown and Whale Creeks and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Download the Scavenger Hunt Booklet

Play Botanica

Snapchat collaborated with NYC DEP and the Newtown Creek Alliance to build a fun, simple, augmented reality game that can be played while visiting the Newtown Creak Nature Walk. Botanica is a single or multi-user experience for your phone that lets friends virtually grow and learn about native flowers and plants found in this local ecosystem.

Download the Botanica Instructions and Information