Riverbank State Park


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Riverbank State Park


Location:West 145th Street and Riverside Drive in Manhattan.
Facilities:Picnic areas (é), restaurant (é), indoor and outdoor swimming pools (é), outdoor amphitheater, indoor cultural theater (é), athletic complex with fitness room, running track, soccer/football field, 4 tennis courts, 4 basketball courts, 4 handball courts, softball field, indoor skating rink (é), 2 playgrounds (é), boat dockage, scenic views.
Activities:Swimming, hiking, tennis, softball, basketball, handball, football, soccer, ice skating, roller skating, recreation and cultural programs.
Special Features:The park's multi-level recreational facility rises 69 feet above the Hudson River and offers a wide variety of recreational, athletic, and arts experiences for all ages, interests, and abilities. In addition to outdoor recreation facilities, five major buildings house an Olympic-size swimming pool, covered skating rink, an 800-seat cultural theater, a 2,500-seat athletic complex, and a 150-seat restaurant.
Address:679 Riverside Dr
New York, NY 10031

Phone:212-694-3600
Web: www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=75
Size: 28 acres.

See other parks in New York.
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-(https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conserve-nyc-celebrate-earth-day-at-riverbank-state-park-registration-32092293915?aff=es2) ConSERVE NYC : SCA is calling families and community members to celebrate Earth Day at Riverbank State Park. Attendees will be able to celebrate and participate in service projects, from painting the park benches to helping plant wildflower seeds.
The area is also home to Riverbank State Park, a 28-acre multi-level landscaped recreational facility including a variety of pools, rinks and courts for almost every sport.
Other works on the program include Ma Memoire Invisible by JPDG dancer Cherri Nelle Thompson, Widow, a haunting excerpt from Julie Petrusak's 2012 piece Apparitions, and Fortitude of She, Petrusak's tribute to her female ancestors who immigrated to United States through Ellis Island, which premiered during Riverbank State Park's Young People's Performance Series in 2012.
For city-dwellers or visitors to New York, Riverbank State Park in Manhattan, built on a rooftop along the Hudson River, features a covered, outdoor ice rink that draws skaters young and old.
Because its design severs it from its immediate context (the Wall Street financial district), Battery Park City is, in Lopate's opinion, "something of a transplanted organ that has never quite taken hold." Transformation: the Riverbank State Park, nestled atop a sewage treatment plant on the Hudson between West 137th and West 145th Streets.
The New York State Office of Parks and Recreation at Riverbank State Park sponsored the event on February 24.
Riverbank State Park, which was built on the plant's roof, contains a swimming pool, an amphitheater, an athletic center, a skating rink, a restaurant, and sports fields.
One section that's especially good for children is between Riverside Park (near Riverbank State Park) and the Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge, made famous in the children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge.
EPVA will host next year's NVWG, scheduled to be held in New York City at various venues including Riverbank State Park. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) co-host the annual NVWG.
Other award winners in the competition included America's Tower, designed by Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, which received a second place award, and Riverbank State Park, a project by Richard Dattner which took third place.