It’s been 10 years, but $18 million later, Claremont Village’s Starlight Park has officially reopened. The revamped 13-acre park now features a new synthetic-turf ball field, basketball courts, playgrounds, a picnic area, paved waterfront pathways and floating docks to launch canoes and kayaks.
Unfortunately, the work isn’t done…and there’s still quite a ways to go. A plan to build three pedestrian bridges that would connect it to the Bronx River Greenway and help residents across the river access the park has stalled, 11 acres of planned parkland are still undeveloped, and until a comfort station is completed in a few years, the park will have no permanent bathrooms or running water.
The ladder will not likely finish until 2015.