Randall's Island Park Alliance, Inc. (RIPA), formerly Randall's Island Sports Foundation, Inc., was founded in 1992 as a public-private partnership to work on behalf of Randall's Island Park, located in the East River between East Harlem, the South Bronx and Astoria, Queens. In May 2010, RIPA finished rebuilding over 60 new athletic playing fields. Randall's Island Park now has more than half of all the athletic fields in Manhattan, which will vastly increase the amount of playing time available for all New Yorkers. RIPA is working closely with the City and local community-based organizations to ensure that all the children of New York are guaranteed a much needed place to play.
Randall's Island Park is home to Icahn Stadium, a world-class track & field facility, which is the only one of its kind in North America capable of hosting local, regional and national events. Icahn Stadium offers a full standard 400-meter Mondo running track flanked by 5,000 covered spectator seats overlooking the East River. Within the Icahn Stadium complex, there is a premier turf soccer field with bleachers for spectator events.
In summer 2009, RIPA, working together with Sportime, unveiled a new $16 million world-class tennis center. The Sportime Tennis Center, which is the largest and finest tennis facility to open in NYC in the past 30 years, has 20 state-of-the-art courts. The intimate complex provides a great venue for watching and playing tennis. Our partnership with Sportime e
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The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. (RIPA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with the City of New York and local communities to provide an innovative and exciting destination through a wide range of sports venues, cultural events and