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