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Hunts Point Riverside Park

Hunts Point Riverside Park
TypeMunicipal park
LocationHunts Point, Bronx, The Bronx, New York
Coordinates40°49′04″N 73°52′54″W / 40.817722°N 73.881528°W / 40.817722; -73.881528
Area0.43 acres (0.17 ha)
Opened1940 (1940)
Owned byNew York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Statusopen all year
WaterThe Bronx River
Public transit accessNew York City Bus: Bx6
Connector toThe South Bronx Greenway
Facilitieskayaking, playground
Websitewww.nycgovparks.org/parks/hunts-point-riverside-park/

Hunts Point Riverside Park is a riverside park located in the Hunts Point neighborhood in the South Bronx section of New York City. It is the first new riverside park to be built in the area in over sixty years, and is the first of a planned series of parks to be linked by a bike route to create the South Bronx Greenway.[1]

Ground was broken July 19, 2004, on a US$ 3.2 million project to convert a vacant lot used as an illegal dumping ground into a 1.4-acre (5,700 m2) park.[2]

Before the planned park project, the site was an abandoned lot that was once part of a defunct Robert Moses era bridge project.[1] The POINT Community Development Corporation's Majora Carter spearheaded the development of this park.

Hunts Point Riverside Park was the 2009 Silver Medalist of the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence[3]

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  1. ^ a b Cynthia E. Rockwell, "Breaking the Grip of Poverty", Wesleyan (Wesleyan University alumni magazine), Issue IV 2006, 33–37. p. 34–35.
  2. ^ "Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Breaks Ground on $3.2 Million Construction of Hunt's Point Riverside Park". The official website of the City of New York. Office of the Mayor of New York. July 19, 2004. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Hunts Point Riverside Park 2009 Silver Medalist New York City, NY". Rudy Bruner Award. Retrieved 25 December 2017.