You can learn about the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Nature Walk and Visitor Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

The Newtown Creek Nature Walk is a nearly half-mile, self-guided, waterfront nature walk located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, along Newtown Creek and Whale Creek, adjacent to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. 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.

  • Opening hours are from dawn to dusk, weather permitting.
  • The Nature Walk is handicapped accessible.
  • Restrooms are not onsite.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Guests are not permitted to enter the water, bike ride, skateboard, or roller-blade.

Learn more about the Nature Walk.

Download the Newtown Creek Nature Walk brochure.

To report a problem at the Nature Walk, email:

The Visitor Center at Newtown Creek tells the story of New York City's water and wastewater systems. It is located in the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn. The Visitor Center features Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) employees who explain the City's water cycle, including supply, distribution, wastewater treatment, and harbor water quality.

This facility will help you learn about the 1 billion gallons of water New Yorkers use every day, the City's thousands of miles of pipes, aqueducts, and water mains, and DEP's responsibilities through the eyes of DEP's workforce.

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