Riverside Park Floods in Brief Deluge; Some Playgrounds Closed

Photos by Gerry Khermouch.

A brief but fierce rainstorm on Thursday afternoon caused wide-scale flooding in Riverside Park, with a highway off-ramp at 97th street drenched in several feet of water.

Hippo, Dinosaur and River Run Playgrounds were closed as of late Thursday afternoon, according to the Riverside Park Conservancy.

NEWS, OUTDOORS | 6 comments | permalink
    1. Ira Gershenhorn says:

      Yeah. I should have had waders on too when I went out at 6:15. And during the intense cloudburst the sprinklers were still on in the playground at 105th opposite the M11/M7 stop.

    2. Adam says:

      Puddle splashing anyone?

    3. Carlos says:

      Hopefully some of the rats in these playgrounds were also washed away.

    4. Scott says:

      All of Riverside Park needs to be dug up & regraded, with underground drains. It’s a disgrace how DeBlasio lets that park rot, while giving away $15M in taxpayer dollars to defend illegal immigrants in court.