679 Riverside Drive (@ 145th Street)
New York, NY 10031
Phone: (212) 694-3600
Riverbank is the only park of its kind in
the Western Hemisphere. Inspired by urban rooftop designs
in Japan, this 28-acre multi-level landscaped recreational
facility is a state-of-the-art park facility. Rising 69 feet
above the Hudson River, Riverbank offers a wide variety of
recreational, athletic and arts experiences for all ages,
interests and abilities.
Housed in five major buildings are an Olympic-size
pool, a covered skating rink for roller skating in the summer
and ice-skating in the winter, an 800-seat cultural theater,
a 2,500-seat athletic complex with fitness room, and a 150-seat
Outdoor sports amenities include a 25-yard
lap pool, a wading pool, four tennis courts, four basketball
courts, a softball field, four hand/paddleball courts, and
a 400-meter eight-lane running track with a football/soccer
Riverbank also boasts spectacular promenade
views of the Hudson River, the Palisade Mountains and the
George Washington Bridge. At water level, there is a 900-seat
amphitheater and docking facilities for excursion and fishing
The recently completed Totally Kid Carousel,
created by Milo Mottola and 37 young children, has fast become
one of New York's art treasures and a delight for children
of all ages. Two playgrounds, a water splashing area and a
number of picnic areas round out Riverbank's many offerings.
No bicycle riding within Riverbank State Park.
By car from the NYS Thruway: Take Major Deegan Expressway
South; exit at the 155th Street Bridge, turn right & bear
right off the bridge onto 155th Street, continue straight
to Broadway, turn left and continue to 145th Street, turn
right and continue down the hill one black to the entrance
of the park.
By car from New Jersey: Take George Washington
Bridge (lower level) to Henry Hudson Parkway South, bear left
and exit at Riverside Drive, continue South on Riverside Drive
to 145th Street, turn right to enter the park.
By car from Long Island: Take Whitestone Bridge
to Cross-Bronx Expressway, take Westside Highway exit, bear
left to Riverside Drive exit, turn right off the exit and
continue straight to Riverside Drive to 145th Street. Turn
right into the park.
By bus: From Bronx - Cross-town BX19 to Riverbank.
From Manhattan - M11 Bus directly into the park.
By subway: Westside IRT #9 (skip service)
to 145th Street. Walk one block west.
Seasons/Hours: The park is open year
round - 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Ice skating November to January
- roller skating the rest of the year.
Pets: Prohibited in all parks and facilities.
York State Parks