River Avenue Skate Park

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River Avenue Skate Park
River Ave
TypeSkate park
LocationBronx, New York
Coordinates40°49′36″N 73°55′47″W / 40.826590°N 73.929830°W / 40.826590; -73.929830Coordinates: 40°49′36″N 73°55′47″W / 40.826590°N 73.929830°W / 40.826590; -73.929830
Area10,000 Sq Ft
CreatedNew York City Department of Parks and Recreation
OpenAll year
TerrainConcrete
Public transit accessB, D train to 161st Yankee Stadium Station

River Avenue Skate Park is a skate park located in the south Bronx built in 2010 and located next to the B and D train.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

The River Ave Skate Park is built on the site of a former Yankee Stadium parking lot.[5] The River Ave Skate Park is part of River Avenue Parks, a series of parks built to offset the public space lost in Macombs Dam Park during the construction of Yankee stadium.[6] The annual Battle For The Bronx Contest is hosted at the park.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "River Avenue Parks Skate Parks : NYC Parks". www.nycgovparks.org. Retrieved 2019-11-24.
  2. ^ "Yankee Stadium Redevelopment Project : NYC Parks". www.nycgovparks.org. Retrieved 2019-11-24.
  3. ^ "River Avenue Skateboarding Contest". Bronx Times. Retrieved 2019-11-24.
  4. ^ "NYCSK8 — Where to Skate: Skateparks". www.skatecity.com. Retrieved 2019-11-24.
  5. ^ "City's Best Skate Parks Let Boarders Escape the Daily Grind". DNAinfo New York. Retrieved 2019-11-24.
  6. ^ SemiColonWeb; SemiColonWeb. "River Ave Skate Park Bronx". skateboard.com.au. Retrieved 2019-11-24.
  7. ^ Skateboarding, N. Y. (2017-06-30). "Tomorrow: Battle For The Bronx Contest (2017)". NYSkateboarding.com. Retrieved 2019-11-24.