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Roberto Clemente State Park

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Subject: List of New York City parks, Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, African Burial Ground National Monument, East River State Park, Riverbank State Park
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Roberto Clemente State Park

Roberto Clemente State Park
Type State park
Location The Bronx, New York City, NY, USA
Area 25 acres (10 ha)
Created 1973
Operated by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Public transit access Morris Heights

Roberto Clemente State Park is a state park in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx, New York in the USA. The park is in the northern part of New York City, adjacent to the Harlem River, the Major Deegan Expressway and the Morris Heights station on Metro-North's Hudson Line. Roberto Clemente was a baseball player, who was killed in an air crash while trying to assist relief efforts after the 1972 Nicaragua earthquake.

The park is urban, and offers a recreation building, swimming pool, picnic tables, a playground, recreation programs, ballfields and basketball courts, a waterfront promenade, and biking. Roberto Clemente State Park is one of the parks in the State of New York which benefited from the partnership of nonprofit New York Restoration Project and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

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  • New York State Parks: Roberto Clemente State Park
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