HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J.—DMR Architects has completed architectural and construction administration services at New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s (NJMC) River Barge Park in Carlstadt, N.J.

River Barge Park is a park and marina located on approximately five acres on the shore of the Hackensack River. DMR Architects completed architectural and construction administration services for the site’s three buildings, the Winter Boat Storage Building, the Canoe Storage Building and the Educational Pavilion. The building designs refer to the early 20th century river barges that had been on the site.

The site contains three buildings which will be utilized for the storage of the NJMC boat fleet, crew shells, canoes and kayaks, a sub-station for the NJ State Marine Police, and an open-air park Educational pavilion structure. The park provides parking for cars and boat trailers, as well as racks for bicyclists, open landscaped areas for outdoor recreation and a shore side promenade for viewing of the river. River Barge Park will also be the launching site for the NJMC Eco-Tours on the Hackensack River.

The park and buildings were designed to LEED® (Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design) guidelines and green features include: salvaging wood from the river barges to construct the Educational Pavilion structure, soil and sediment erosion control, water efficient landscaping and plumbing fixtures, energy efficient HVAC systems and maximization of natural daylight.