Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A look at the East River Park Track, due to reopen next month

[Reader-submitted photo from Sept. 18, 2017]

Last Sept. 18, the Parks Department shut down the the East River Park Track at the FDR and Sixth Street — without any advance notice — for a year-long renovation project.

Well, here we are almost one year later... and according to the Parks Department website, the construction is 84 percent complete.

A look at the track yesterday shows that work is wrapping up... with noticeable progress... and few, if any, alarming signs (like, say, mounds of dirt on a muddy track)...

The $2.8 million initiative was set to "reconstruct the synthetic turf soccer field and resurface the running track," per the Parks Department website, which includes this rendering highlighting all the improvements...

[Click on image for more detail]

A Parks Department official said the track will reopen on Sept. 10 [Updated 9/12: That didn't happen] ... with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to follow.

Previously on EV Grieve:
The East River Park Track is now closed for renovations; September 2018 reopening expected

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