2003-05-23 / Community

Deteriorating Infrastructure Marks Riis Park

Deteriorating Infrastructure Marks Riis Park


Riis Park has long been one of the stars of the National Park Service’s Gateway National Recreation Center. Of late, however, many say, it has become a fading star. These pictures, which were supplied to The Wave by a local resident who regularly uses the park, show some of the infrastructure problems faced by the park. Pictured, the deteriorating concrete boardwalk and guardrails.Riis Park has long been one of the stars of the National Park Service’s Gateway National Recreation Center. Of late, however, many say, it has become a fading star. These pictures, which were supplied to The Wave by a local resident who regularly uses the park, show some of the infrastructure problems faced by the park. Pictured, the deteriorating concrete boardwalk and guardrails.
In many places, the brush is growing over the boardwalk and the guard­rails between the boardwalk and the brush as falling apart.In many places, the brush is growing over the boardwalk and the guard­rails between the boardwalk and the brush as falling apart.Broken railings and guardrails along the beach can lead to accidents on a crowded summer weekend.Broken railings and guardrails along the beach can lead to accidents on a crowded summer weekend.

Some benches are missing slats.Some benches are missing slats.Many benches are missing both back­rests and seats.Many benches are missing both back­rests and seats.

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