A new mini golf course pop-up has hit the waterfront in Williamsburg and it’s mission goes beyond a fun day of putt-putt.
Two Tree Management has introduced Putting Green, an 18-hole climate change-themed mini-golf course with the goal of educating and enlightening visitors on the pressing issues of climate change in a fun and creative way.
Local artists, environmental advocacy organizations, public agencies, and community and school groups across the city worked together to design each hole focusing on a specific theme surrounding climate change. Certain themed topics include: animal habitats, energy, green and blue infrastructure, and emissions.
With discounted prices offered to encourage accessibility to all community members, Putting Green has ultimately provided a space for the neighborhood to come together in an innovative and amusing way to further understand the issues they face with resiliency and sustainability in their community.
All profits made from the pop-up course will be donated to NYC nonprofit organizations that prioritize climate change such as the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Newton Creek Alliance.
“This mini golf course is an opportunity to start a conversation with players of all ages about climate change and its impacts,” said Managing Director with Two Trees, David Lombino. “We’re confident that PUTTING GREEN will help facilitate much-needed conversations about how to protect the environment and, even more specifically, the Williamsburg waterfront while still providing a beautiful open space for everyone.”
The community partners made sure to keep sustainability in mind when building the course as the design focal point is a large globe made from scraps of left-over turf and recycled plastic bottle caps.
Curbing around the course is made from 100% recycled tires and every plant on display was intentionally chosen “for their native habitat qualities and to complement the existing self-seeded landscape.”
With sustainable neighbor, River Street Farm Collective (a 25,000 square foot space for composting, sustainable farming techniques, in addition to research and education), right next to Putting Green, there’s even more of an opportunity for visitors to engage in a conversation on climate change.
The mini-golf course will be open seven days a week. Food trucks and local businesses will provide food and beverage options to both visitors of Putting Green and the River Street Farm Collective. See more information on their website.
Where: River St. & North 1st St., Brooklyn
featured image source: Courtesy of Two Trees Management