The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation have released proposed designs for the new Riverside skate park up by West 108th Street. The new $1.8 million cement park is set to include two bowls and a massive street course. What’s missing from the new design is what Riverside is known for – vert! Originally built back in 1996 by the late Andy Kessler, Riverside has been a unique skate park in NYC where skateboarders can learn vert progressing through three sizes of ramps. In the new design bowls will only reach 6 feet angering many of the Upper West Side vert ramp locals. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission and Public Design Commission will be reviewing the project. A full board review will be held on June 7th at CB7. Check the new proposed designs out below.

Community Board 7 meeting
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 6:30 PM
Fordham University Building
113 West 60th Street
Nearest Subway, Columbus Circle
Entrance at 60th and Columbus
Get there early to sign in to speak, you get 1 minute to speak

Photos via Steve Rodriguez
Originally spotted on Manhattan Express News.