Riverbank State Park
West Harlem / Hamilton Heights / Sugar Hill
Riverbank is the only park of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Inspired by urban rooftop designs in Japan, this 28-acre multi-level landscaped recreational facility is a state-of-the-art park facility. Rising 69 feet above the Hudson River, Riverbank offers a wide variety of recreational, athletic and arts experiences for all ages, interests and abilities.
Housed in five major buildings are an Olympic-size pool, a covered skating rink for roller skating in the summer and ice-skating in the winter, an 800-seat cultural theater, a 2,500-seat athletic complex with fitness room, and a 150-seat restaurant.
Outdoor sports amenities include a 25-yard lap pool, a wading pool, four tennis courts, four basketball courts, a softball field, four hand/paddleball courts, and a 400-meter eight-lane running track with a football/soccer field.
Riverbank also boasts spectacular promenade views of the Hudson River, the Palisade Mountains and the George Washington Bridge. At water level, there is a 900-seat amphitheater and docking facilities for excursion and fishing boats.
The recently completed Totally Kid Carousel, created by Milo Mottola and 37 young children, has fast become one of New York's art treasures and a delight for children of all ages. Two playgrounds, a water splashing area and a number of pinic areas round out Riverbank's many offerings.
The park is open year round - 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Ice skating November to January - roller skating the rest of the year.
visitingRiverbank State Park
679 Riverside Drive
at 145th Street and the Hudson River
New York, NY 10031
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