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Andy Kessler Memorial Skatepark - New York, New York, U.S.A.

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Andy Kessler Memorial Skatepark - New York, New York, U.S.A.

General Information

Skatepark Name
Andy Kessler Memorial Skatepark
BMX
no
Open / Closed
Open
Lights
No
Restrooms
No
Free or Pay
Free
Inside or Outside
Outdoors
Are Pads Required?
Yes
Riding Surface?
Metal
Is there a pro shop on site?
No

Construction Info

Builder
Andy Kessler

Location

Address
108th St. and Riverside Dr.
Postal Code
10025
Latitude
40.81
Longitude
-73.97
City
New York
Directions
Enter at 108th St. & Riverside Dr. in Riverside Park on lower level.

Contacts

Phone Number
(212) 408-0266
Managment
City

5/13/2013 Renovations will be happening soon but no date is set. A bunch of ramps all steel surfaced, there's a dual level big ramp 10 ft with vert on 1 12 ftside then 9 ft non vert with pool coping on the other. Street area with kind of rough tarmac service various wedge and quarter pipes, wall ride 1 ft tall mini and funbox also a 2 leveled mini around 4 to 5 ft with spine transfer to street area and 6 ft extension. Not bad not great. Riverside Skate Park has five ramps including half pipes, quarter pipes, and rails and is the site for Riverside Skate School. During the summer months the school offers a 4-level curriculum with beginner, intermediate, advanced and specialty levels.

Map

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UPDATE 5/10/13:Riverside Park Conservancy Approved Plans For Renovation & Renaming Riverside Park's Skate Park at 108th St. on Lower Level to be the Andy Kessler Memorial Skatepark at Riverside Park: Full renovation & naming w/ ceremony TBA.
Opens, AS IS on Saturday 11 May 2013
http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/riversidepark/facilities/skateparks

Days: Thurs.-Mon., Hours: 11 a.-7 p.
Rules (for now, working on this.) For now it's 18+ Full Pads, under 18 wrist guards & sign waiver
Feature: 3 Half-pipes: 9' 6' 3'
"Andy Kessler, NYC native and International skateboarding star, skatepark builder, ramp & deck designer and surfer who loved cats and helping others, brought West Coast style to the East Coast in the 70's when he skated with the Zoo York Crew: Our friend, a true sports legend died in 2009 of a wasp sting. He was 48. This announcement of a memorial at NYC has been hoped for more than 4 years. Andy built the first 3 skateparks for NYC Parks Dep't w/ Commisioner Adrian Benepe, one lovely Skatepark at the Woodstock Youth Center, NY, (public), Pine Ridge, SD, Montauk, NY and more. Looking forward to the new look at NYC being done by Sk8108 Crew: Joe Rockman John O'Malley, Ilene Ceng, Ian Clarke, Dan Habu, Jacob Tillman w/ Stacy Fine
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