Featured Boardwalk and Marine Decking Projects

  Pier 17 Boardwalk NYC chose Mataverde FSC Jatoba for a dock material


Did you know that Mataverde Premium Hardwood decking adorns some of America's most iconic boardwalks, walkways, docks and other high-traffic spaces? We are proud to share a few of our favorite projects with you, including the Coney Island Boardwalk and Piers 15 and 17 in New York City. It is our great honor to help restore historic landmarks like these, however we are equally as driven to help municipalities and private organizations create new boardwalks and marine decking projects.

If you are searching for the best decking material for high-traffic projects such as boardwalks, esplanades, walkways, docks, we hope our projects inspire you. Each project profile contains a few key details. Please download the entire Boardwalk and Marine Decking Featured Project Guide (PDF) for more details and photos. 

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Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY

Decking Material: Mataverde® FSC® Certified Cumaru Hardwood Decking

coney island boardwalk project uses mataverde fsc cumaru

The Coney Island Boardwalk is an enduring national treasure that has hosted generations of visitors since the 1920's. Every year this historic seaside boardwalk supports millions of sightseers, cyclists and vehicular traffic such as police cars and sanitation crews. Although the Coney Island boardwalk withstood decades of harsh coastal weather, in 2009 and 2010 many areas of the Coney Island Boardwalk were in need of restoration. In addition to repairs of the substructure, worn and decayed boards were replaced with Mataverde FSC® Cumaru decking which was selected for its strength and ability to withstand the punitive coastal conditions. 

Featured Project: Coney Island Boardwalk

Decking Material: Mataverde® FSC® Certified Cumaru Hardwood Decking 

Location: Brooklyn, NY  |  Project Date: 2009-2010




Bass River Park, Cape Cod, MA

Decking Material: Mataverde® Premium Ipe Hardwood Decking


The town of West Dennis, MA created this eco-friendly public park as a means to offer residents and visitors free access to this picturesque Cape Cod estuary. The park boasts meadows rich with native flora and wildlife habitats, walkways, benches and a kayak rental station. The Bass River Park is an example of a carefully planned, executed and  designed project which illustrates how people can enjoy the many splendors of nature without disrupting their delicate eco-system.

Featured Project: Bass River Park, Cape Cod, MA

Decking Material: Mataverde® Premium Ipe Hardwood Decking

Location: West Dennis, Massachusetts

Design Team: Stoss Landscape Urbanism

Collaborators: Nitsch Engineering, Davis Langdon




Ocean Beach Boardwalk, New London , CT

Decking Material: Mataverde® Premium Ipe Hardwood Decking

 ocean beach park new london uses ipe decking materials

Ocean Beach Park, considered by many to be the gem of New London, offers old-fashioned family fun alongside Connecticut's most spectacular stretch of beach.  Visitors can enjoy expansive ocean views and recreation which includes an arcade, carousel and rides and many dining spots. In the 2000's, the park's half mile Ipe boardwalk - built in 1938 - had deteriorated and was in need of replacement. After careful consideration,  Mataverde® Ipe decking was selected for this project due to its strength, decay resistance and durability.

Featured Project: Ocean Beach Boardwalk, New London, CT

Decking Material: Mataverde® Premium Ipe Hardwood Decking

Location: New London, CT

Website: Ocean Beach Park



Ortley Beach Boardwalk, Toms River, NJ

Decking Material: Mataverde® Premium Garapa Hardwood Decking

Garapa dock material used in ortley beach boardwalk

In October of 2012, Super Storm Sandy hit most of the eastern seaboard with its ferocity and fury. Very few areas experienced greater devastation than the New Jersey coastline - over 346,000 homes were destroyed. Repairs, rebuilds and cleanups along the Jersey Shore continued for several years and communities worked tirelessly to restore not only their business and homes, but their treasured beachfront and boardwalks, as well. In one such community, Ortley Beach,  they chose Garapa hardwood decking to rebuild their beloved boardwalk. With a limited budget,  Garapa struck a good balance that offered the required performance and durability of natural hardwood decking at a reasonable cost that met their budget. 

Featured Project: Ortley Beach Boardwalk

Decking Material: Mataverde® Premium Garapa Hardwood Decking

Project Location: Toms River, NJ



Pier 15 Boardwalk and Esplanade, New York, NY

Decking Material: FSC® Certified Mataverde® Cumaru Hardwood Decking

pier 15  boardwalk and esplanade uses cumaru boardwalk decking material

Together, nationally renowned SHoP Architects, the New York City Economic Development Corp. and Turner Construction brought Pier 15 to the New York City waterfront. This stunning landmark project along the East River provides a relaxing spot to enjoy the New York scenery without the usual hustle and bustle. When designing the Pier 15 project, sustainability and high performance were essential considerations. That is why sustainably harvested FSC certified Cumaru hardwood decking was specified. It has exceptional strength, density and natural beauty. 

Featured Project: Pier 15 Boardwalk and Esplanade

Decking Material: FSC® Certified Mataverde® Cumaru Hardwood Decking

Architect: SHoP Architects



Playland Park, Rye, NY

Decking Material: Mataverde® Ipe Hardwood Decking

playland park in rye ny ipe hardwood decking boardwalk material

In 1928, Playland Park was created for its local residents in Rye, NY. Situated on 280-acres, the Art Deco delight features magnificent buildings, an extensive network of paths, recreation areas and a quarter-mile boardwalk overlooking the Long Island Sound. Like many other coastal areas along the East Coast, Playland Park in Rye, New York was ravaged by Hurricane/Super Storm Sandy in 2012. The large sections of boardwalk destroyed by the storm were replaced with high density Ipe hardwood.  Ipe hardwood is one of the best decking materials when a project must endure extensive foot traffic and/or extreme weather conditions thanks to its durability and low life cycle costs.

Featured Project: Playland Park

Decking Material: Mataverde® Ipe Hardwood Decking

Location: Rye, NY



Pier 17 South Street Seaport, New York, NY 

Decking Material: Mataverde® Ipe Hardwood Decking

FSC certified Ipe Hardwood Decking at Pier 17 seaport

The Howard Hughes Corporation is a driving force behind redevelopment efforts that continue to beautify New York City.  His project, Pier 17 at South Street Seaport is "the jewel in the necklace" of recent revitalization projects along the city's waterfront. The popular destination includes retail shops, restaurants, boutiques, open-air rooftop performances. Adorning the locale's exterior are all-natural and sustainable hardwood features that bring natural beauty to the project. All of the benches, decking, railings and siding -were crafted with sustainable and long-lasting FSC Certified Jatoba Hardwood Decking. 

Featured Project: Pier 17 South Street Seaport

Decking Material: FSC Certified Jatoba Hardwood Decking

Architect: SHoP Architects

Contractor: Hunter Douglas Construction Group



Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 

Decking Material: Mataverde® Cumaru Hardwood Decking

Atlantic City Boardwalk

Construction on the Atlantic City Boardwalk began in 1870 and has since reigned as America's most iconic boardwalk. Four miles long, this well-traveled seaside boardwalk leads pedestrians on a tour through the many sites of Atlantic City, NJ. As you can imagine, it must endure incredible foot traffic every year. As sections of the boardwalk have weathered and needed replacement, long lasting Cumaru hardwood decking has often been used. Cumaru is sustainably harvested and takes foot traffic like a champ.

Featured Project: Atlantic City Boardwalk

Location: Atlantic City, NJ

Decking Material: Mataverde Cumaru Hardwood Decking