The Riverside Park Conservancy has recently received an extra $7.75 million from the City, funds which will be allocated for the repairs of several sites throughout Riverside Park.
Here are the budget allocations:
- $2.5 million for the repair of one of the two staircases at 105th Street.
- $3.5 million for a comfort station at Discovery Playground.
- $750,000 for the repair of the stairs at 78th Street.
- $1 million toward future improvements at Dinosaur Playground.
These newly allocated funds come in addition to the $348 million the Conservancy received to address the deterioration of the Overbuild Bridges – and the $11.5 million “for the repair of the drainage infrastructure from 108th to 116th Streets,” an email from the Conservancy stated.
“Of course, Riverside Park still has a long list of needs to be met — from bathrooms and pathways, to stairs, playgrounds, monuments and habitat restoration — but these major public investments are critical to improving the Park for generations to come,” the Conservancy wrote in a tweet.
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I’m VERY happy they received these funds – Riverside Park is a gem of a neighborhood community space and one that is essential to our family! One question — why would they need 2.5 million to repair one staircase? And 1 million to improve a playground? Perhaps someone with more structural knowledge than me can answer. I’m ALL for all of these improvements, just wondering why so costly?
What 3.5m for a bathroom? Does it have gold toilet sets. Omg. The city wastes so much money. Embarrassing.