The Daily Plant : Thursday, August 27, 2015
NYC Parks Cuts The Ribbon On New Soundview Amphitheater
Today, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, will join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and community members to celebrate the opening of the new amphitheater at Soundview Park.
“Residents of the Bronx now have a newly designed performance and entertainment space right here at Soundview Park,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP. “Parks are not only green spaces, they are public spaces, and with the completion of this new theater, community members will enjoy more opportunities to gather in the park with neighbors, friends, and family.”
The natural amphitheater features a performance lawn built in line with Roseland Avenue, alongside a new park entrance and pathway. The $2.8 million construction budget included mayoral funding as well as Croton Filtration Plant Mitigation Funds.
Previously completed at Soundview Park was the construction of a rubberized 400-meter regulation running track and field with areas for pole vault, high jump, long jump, and triple jump. The $6 million project also included a synthetic turf soccer field, bleacher seating, adult fitness units, a misting station, landscaping, and lighting for evening play.
Additional phases of the Soundview Park redevelopment, which include reconstruction of the existing playground while building a new comfort station at Metcalf Avenue, are soon to be finalized.
Known as the "Gateway to the Bronx River," Soundview Park celebrates the beauty of the Bronx waterfront with extensive views. The 205-acre park was built on a landfill and sits where the Bronx River opens into the East River. The Bronx River is the only freshwater river in New York City.
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