Review of two new NYC skate parks
Urban Omnibus offers a review of two newly opened New York City skate parks, the 16,000 sq. ft. “street” course in Corona Park and the 15,000 sq. ft. “flow” course at Hudson River Park’s Pier 62. Designer and skater Buck Jackson gives both parks the thumbs-up as replacements for the recenly closed Brooklyn Banks and Unisphere Fountain skate areas, thought he notes some concerns about early surface wear, need for additional shading and the use of more environmentally responsible construction materials.
Both parks were designed by California Skateparks. The Corona course is hosted by the NYC Parks Department through its “Adopt-A-Park” program, and Pier 62 was developed by the Hudson River Park Trust.