Friends of Williamsbridge Oval pushes for new skate park to be built

Friends of Williamsbridge Oval is turning to local politicians to receive funding for the construction of a skate park. (7/6/14)

THE BRONX - A Norwood community group is pushing to find a permanent home for its dedicated skateboarders at Williamsbridge Oval.

Friends of Williamsbridge Oval say that back in 2004, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation promised to build a skate park under a multimillion-dollar improvement plan, but nothing has yet come to fruition.

In the meantime, skaters have been using an area near the entrance of Williamsbridge Park to practice their tricks.

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The skaters say the conditions of the spot are not ideal and often have to avoid pedestrians, bikers and people walking their dogs. They say they need a place to call their own.

Community Board 7 voted to approve a skate park. Now, Friends of Williamsbridge Oval is turning to local politicians to receive funding for its construction.

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