8. There’s a Huge Reservoir Underneath the Ball Field

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The water management system here is impressive too. If you look around, you’ll see very few drains on the ground. That’s because the whole thing functions as a stormwater management basin. Underneath the ball field, there’s a huge reservoir that was built and the landscaping is such that the water drains into this space underground. Another engineering feat for Governors Island has been the the construction of a new pipeline to bring water in from Brooklyn. During the Coast Guard era, water was piped in through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel!