Monday, March 10, 2014

Highbridge Park Set to get a $1 Million Ice Rink

The High Bridge Swimming Pool during the Summer

According to reports from a variety of sources the City is set to spend  $1.1 Million to have a skating rink in Highbridge Park so that it can be used more for wintertime activities.  Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez reportedly said that the park will become a true upper Manhattan destination.

"The skating area will be built on the kiddie pool in Highbridge Park, much as Lasker Rink near E. 106th St. takes the place of Lasker Pool during the winter months." according to the New York Daily News.  They also report that Councilman Rodriguez said, "It will attract businesses, tourists and educational programming to Highbridge Park, a beautiful place soon to become a destination in Northern Manhattan."

NYC Parks is currently drafting a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Development, Operation and Management of a Seasonal (Winter) Ice Rink at Highbridge Park Pool. The pools will remain available to the public during the summer months. The concession will include, at minimum, a seasonal ice rink, skate rental and skate sharpening, and food service. 
Prior to issuing the RFP, Parks invites residents of the Northern Manhattan communities to share their input. Please direct any questions or comments you may have regarding the development of the scope of this RFP to  
 These comments must be made by December 13, 2013 to ensure consideration.

last revised 12/4/13