VI - Climate change-themed mini-golf course opens at Two Trees' waterfront site in Williamsburg

On the site of a proposed mixed-use development in Williamsburg, a temporary climate change-themed miniature golf course has opened.

On the site of a proposed mixed-use development in Williamsburg, a temporary climate change-themed miniature golf course has opened. Two Trees Management on Monday announced visitors can now enjoy Putting Green, an 18-hole course designed by local groups that focuses on sustainability and climate issues, as well as a 25,000-square foot sustainable farm. The pop-up mini-golf course sits on the future site of the developer’s project “River Ring,” which includes two huge towers designed by Bjarke Ingels with more than 1,050 units of housing, a new YMCA, and a public beach.

Designed by local artists, architects, and community organizations, every hole showcases a different issue or solution related to the climate crisis, from rising sea levels and coastal resiliency to global displacement and renewable energy.

Environmentally friendly methods were used in the creation of each hole, including the giant globe made of recycled plastic bottle caps and scraps of leftover turf and the curbing around the holes made of recycled tires. The plants at the course also complement the existing “self-seeded” landscape, according to a press release.

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