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Riverside Park

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Armed Forces Plaque

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  • Location: 121st Street and Riverside Drive; in grassy triangle south of Grant's Tomb
  • Description: Plaque on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze, Barre granite
  • Dimensions: 24"h x 17"w
  • Cast: ca. 1953
  • Dedicated: October 25, 1953
  • Donor: Daughters of Defenders of Republic
  • Inscription: THE FOUR TREES / WEST OF THE CHAPLAINS ROW / ARE PLANTED / IN SACRED MEMORY OF / MEMBERS OF ALL / OUR ARMED FORCES / OF THE UNITED STATES / WHO MADE / THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / IN THE KOREAN WAR OF 1950 / IN THE DEFENSE OF FREEDOM / PRESENTED TO / THE CITY OF NEW YORK / OCTOBER 25, 1953 / BY DAUGHTERS OF THE DEFENDERS OF THE REPUBLIC, U.S.A. / AMANDA SHAW HIRSCH / FOUNDER, PRESIDENT GENERAL /

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Directions to Riverside Park

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Skate ParksRiverside Skate Park

Riverside Skate Park is closed to reconstruct the existing skate park with new skate elements, fencing, benches, picnic tables, and landscaping. Please visit the Capital Project Tracker page for updates on the project.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

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