So, will there be any water features for adults, or will this be another waterfront park where grown-ups are supposed to sit in 90 degree summer heat with nothing more than a mister bottle? You sit on the nice green lawn and bake like a potato unless you're young enough to go to a "playground". The river has billions of gallons of water flowing by just mocking you, saying you should have hauled your butt to the beach if you actually wanted to cool off.Pier 6 will add about 7 acres of new park, including a 1.6 acre destination playground with water play areas and innovative play equipment built into the park landscape.
If you expect people to visit riverfront parks in the middle of a humid summer, there ought to be abundant water features such as sprinklers and dipping pools. It would also be nice to have some pools where children are not even allowed.
At HRP the only adult-friendly sprinklers I know of are at the pier near Christopher Street. Three of them. Big whoopie.