Roberto Clemente State Park
|Roberto Clemente State Park|
Sports fields at Roberto Clemente State Park
|Location||The Bronx, New York City, NY, United States|
|Area||25 acres (10 ha)|
|Operated by||New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation|
|Visitors||1,092,606 (in 2014)|
|Public transit access||Morris Heights|
Roberto Clemente State Park is a 25-acre (10 ha) state park in Morris Heights, Bronx, New York City. The park is adjacent to the Harlem River, the Major Deegan Expressway (Interstate 87), and the Morris Heights station on Metro-North's Hudson Line.
Roberto Clemente State Park, originally named Harlem River State Park, opened in 1973 and was the first New York state park established in an urban setting. The park was renamed in 1974 for Roberto Clemente, the first Latino-American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Clemente was killed in an air crash while trying to assist relief efforts after the 1972 Nicaragua earthquake.
Roberto Clemente State Park offers a recreation building, a swimming pool, picnic tables, a playground, recreation programs, ball fields and basketball courts, biking, and a waterfront esplanade. This park connects to Bridge Park to its sorth.
- "Roberto Clemente State Park". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
- "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
- "Roberto Clemente State Park - Nature Up Close". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
- Narvaez, Alfonso A. (August 16, 1973). "State Park Comes to Bronx Riverside". The New York Times. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
- "State Parks Celebrates 30th Anniversary of the Renaming of Roberto Clemente State Park". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. September 30, 2004. Archived from the original on September 24, 2006. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
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