Redesign of 108th Street Skate Park Begins

The construction of a new skate park at 108th Street in Riverside Park has begun. The Riverside Park Conservancy made this announcement on June 7th on their Facebook page.

Their goal is to make the current skate park safer, and to include elements which will attract all skill levels. The project will cost $2.6 million in total.

The design of the skate park will include an 11′ feet bowl, which they state is its most dramatic feature.

The current footprint of the skate park will also be increased, and new benches and fencing will be added.

108th Street Skate Park

The official launch ceremony was held on Saturday, June 8th, and construction has commenced. The ceremony was attended by Borough President Gale Brewer, and Council Members Mark Levine and Helen Rosenthal, who are funding the $2.6 million project.

Plans to update and improve the 108th Street skate park have been discussed for years now. The original skate park was built by the late NYC skateboarder Andy Kessler 25 years ago.

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