Out of an abundance of caution, and due to planned shoreline and path reconstruction work, NYC Parks temporarily closed the Cherry Walk path in Riverside Park from W. 100th to W. 125th streets. The closure began onMonday, September 28, 2020 and reopened to pedestrians and cyclists in January, 2021!
To accommodate pedestrians and cyclists during the time it was closed, Parks posted signs at related path entrances, south and north of the greenway, notifying pedestrians of the detour path, where visitors were directed to exit the greenway at 100th St. to access alternative paths and local streets. Cyclists re-entered the greenway at West 153rd Street and Riverside Drive via the Herman “Denny” Farrell Pedestrian Bridge. Pedestrians re-entered via steps at Tiemann Place that connect Riverside Drive to St. Clair Place.
The Cherry Walk received necessary safety and infrastructure work as part of a $1.5 million FEMA-funded reconstruction to address damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in Riverside and Fort Washington parks. The project restored the vulnerable shoreline and repave the path, providing a safer and smoother biking experience.
The Cherry Walk reopened to cyclists and pedestrians in January, 2021.