Aerial view of Riverbank State Park
Credit: Pavel Bendov

How can I get tickets? Entry to this location is free, but requires tickets distributed via lottery. Enter the lottery anytime between 12:00pm on Thursday, October 13 and 12:00pm on Friday, October 14.

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Riverbank State Park opened to the public in 1993 and quickly became one of NY State’s busiest parks. The urban park is precedent-setting and a demonstration of environmental justice and social equity. Riverbank was New York City’s first public green roof—and one of the largest still today. A first-of-its-kind recreation facility with numerous year-round recreational amenities, Riverbank has become a true community amenity.

The architect-led tour through this lush public urban waterfront space will include the fascinating history of Riverbank State Park’s inception, design, and construction – and a discussion of the critical importance of creating public open space accessible to every New Yorker.

Parking is not available. Pedestrian access via 145th Street and Riverside Drive.


679 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10031