Elected leaders will provide over $1.2 million to fund new skate park and fitness equipment

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Council member Andrew Cohen announced today that they have allocated a combined $1,249,000 in capital funding for renovations in Riverdale’s Seton Park.

The funding will be used by the City’s Department of Parks & Recreation to fund the construction of a new skate park as well as to provide new fitness equipment throughout the park.

“Seton Park is one of the great gems of the Riverdale community, and I am proud to have partnered with Council Member Cohen to help bring a skate park and upgraded fitness equipment to this park,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who provided $830,000 for the renovations from his FY2019 capital budget. “These renovations will make this park more accessible to users of all ages, provide Bronx residents with greater recreation options and create a new space for our skateboarders to shred!”

“With its tennis courts, baseball fields, sitting areas and playground Seton Park is the heart of South Riverdale,” said Council Member Andrew Cohen, who allocated $410,000 towards the installation of the new skate park and fitness equipment. “I am thrilled to have partnered with Bronx Borough President Diaz and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to repurpose an area of this beautiful park that was previously under-utilized to create more recreational spaces for everyone in the community to enjoy.”

Borough President Diaz has funded a total of $55,014,000 across 73 park projects through his capital budget since taking office in 2009.

This year, Borough President Diaz’s office has provided $23,250,000 in total capital dollars across 81 projects. Since coming to office in 2009, Borough President Diaz has provided $271,896,000 in total capital funding to 806 projects.