Riverside Park South, which stretches from 59th to 72nd street, was built in 2000. But Councilwoman Gale Brewer says it’s gotten so much use that it now needs another upgrade. She’s asking for ideas to make the park better:

“March 7, 2013 at 9am Tour of Riverside Park South. Meet at the Flagpole at 72nd Street near the River in Riverside Park South. GIVE US A PIECE OF YOUR MIND! Please share ideas on HOW TO ENHANCE RIVERSIDE PARK SOUTH. Thanks to Council Member Gale Brewer, Speaker Christine Quinn, and the City Council, our community has funding available for the Department of Parks and Recreation to make capital improvements to Riverside Park south of 72nd Street.  Council Member Brewer, Community Board 7, and the Parks Department are working on proposals to use the funding to provide enhanced active and passive recreational opportunities to as broad a group of park users as possible.  Please come to hear the proposals we have received so far, and to share new and different ideas for this important part of our community. WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! Two ways to participate: SITE VISIT led by the Parks Department – rain or shine! Thursday, March 7th at 9:00 am Meet at the Flagpole at 72nd Street near the River in Riverside Park South AND COMMUNITY BOARD 7 – Parks & Environment Committee Meeting on Monday, March 18th at 7:00 pm at CB7 District Office, 250 West 87th Street, NY NY. Info: 212-362-4008 or pryan@cb7.org

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    1. A-8 says:

      Good lord, please no! Despite construction starting in 2000, it was just a few years ago that the entire stretch of park was finally finished and open to the public! It’s also still in pretty good shape, IMHO. I would hate to see any part of it closed again for who knows how many years.

    2. westSider says:

      yes , the giant elephant in the room!!!
      put the hideous above ground highway UNDERGROUND.

      like every major city is doing.

      like the feds gave us the money to do in the 90s.

      like the money that Nadler gave back to the feds to “stop Trump” – how did that go? we still have an above ground highway over a park (huh?) and we have the Trump monoliths looming large.

      thanks Congressman Jerry Nadler ! great work!