Under Construction

People skateboard at the skate park

Projects In Progress

Riverside Park South Phase 6. Phase 6 – the final stage of Riverside Park South construction – stretches from 59th to 65th Streets. This last phase of the park will introduce a large, multi-use athletic field, basketball courts, new entry points at 64th and 62nd Streets, accessible ramps, and improvements to the entrance at 59th Street.

Like the first four phases of the park, Phase 6 is to be constructed by the Riverside South developer (Phase 5 was done by the NYC Parks Department). Once work begins, Phase 6 construction is expected to take approximately two years to complete.

Riverside Park South Natural Ballfield & Greenway Reconstruction. The NYC Parks Department is currently making improvements from 69th to 72nd Streets. When finished, this project will provide better pedestrian and bicycle access, a reconfigured dog run, and new seating on Pier I. And a Parkour gym will replace the unimproved area behind Pier I Café. This work began on October 1, 2020 and is estimated to take approximately two years to complete — but sections are being opened on a rolling basis, to be enjoyed as soon as they are ready. This project is scheduled for completion in spring 2022.

Palisades Playground Repairs @ 148th Street. In the fall of 2022, the Conservancy will make repairs to Palisades Playground. Work will include removing the existing playground surface and replacing it with new, resilient safety surface. The existing benches will be removed and replaced on new concrete pavement. This improvement is made possible by a generous private donor.

Rotunda Reconstruction @ 79th Street. This major infrastructure restoration is a joint project of the NYC Parks Department and Department of Transportation. This landmark 1937 structure is the architectural centerpiece of the Park’s Moses-era expansion. The traffic lanes, restaurant level, and operations garage will undergo a complete reconstruction and will include restoration of the magnificent central fountain. Work began in 2021.

Stairway Reconstruction @ 102nd Street. This NYC Parks Department project will completely reconstruct the stairs west of the Promenade at 102nd Street, reopening a key access point to the Field House and athletic area. Construction will begin in spring 2022.

Skate Park @ 109th Street. In 2020, the new street-style portion of the Riverside Park Skate Park at 109th Street opened, and it has become a popular place for skaters, scooters, and rollerbladers of all ages and skill levels. The NYC Parks Department is working to complete the final part of this state-of-the-art skate park, which includes an 11′ deep bowl. Work is scheduled for completion in November 2022.

Sakura Park Stairs Reconstruction. The NYC Parks Department is reconstructing the stairs connecting Sakura Park and Claremont Avenue. The project will include a new foundation and a reset of the existing granite steps and walls. This project is scheduled for completion in early 2023.

Projects In Design Phase

This $11.5 million City project will begin to address some of the chronic flooding and erosion that is undermining the landscape and infrastructure in this area of the Park. An engineering study commenced in 2021, which will inform the design work and the first phase of construction.

This NYC Parks Department project will greatly improve conditions at the dog run, including the addition of new fencing and surface, a reconfigured entry point, and a much needed water source. This project is currently in design.

The City will repave existing asphalt paths at the base of the staircase at 148th Street in the Park, on the west side of the tunnel. Construction begins in 2023.