Riverside Park South Enters Final Phase of Construction

The Riverside Park Conservancy announced that work has begun on the sixth and final phase of construction within Riverside Park South (between 59th and 65th Streets).

Phase 6 will add more than ten acres of brand new parkland, bringing Riverside Park South to a total of 32 acres.

Once complete, there will be a multipurpose synthetic sports field in addition to basketball courts. The pedestrian promenade will be complete, and new, ADA-compliant entrances will be constructed at 62nd and 64th and Streets.

The Conservancy estimates that the last phase will take about two years. Here’s a rendering they’ve provided of the final envisioned product:

Riverside Park South phase 6 rendering

According to the Parks Department, total funding for this project is a bit over $7 million.

The Riverside Park Conservancy was recently awarded $7.75 million to repair staircases at 105th and 78th Streets, and to make upgrades at two playgrounds.

A total reconstruction of the 79th Street Boat Basin is also taking place, a project which the City and FEMA have collectively invested almost $90 million in.

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