City Revives Plan for Highbridge Park Ice Rink

(DNAINFO) Lindsay Armstrong — The Parks Department is trying to revive interest in a plan to open a seasonal skating rink in Highbridge Park that has been on ice since last year.

In March 2014, the Parks Department released a request for proposals for the development and operation of an ice rink in Highbridge Park that would operate from October to March each year.

Despite a promised $1 million allocation by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez to upgrade the site’s infrastructure, the request for proposals did not generate much of a response, the Parks Department said.

The city is hoping that a new RFP, released on July 31, will renew interest in the project.

As with the original, the new request for proposals calls for the development of an ice rink with skate rental and sharpening facilities, as well as food services. Concessionaires are also free to propose a warming station and pro shop.

Source: City Revives Plan for Highbridge Park Ice Rink – Washington Heights – New York