One of two rinks at Lakeside, part of a 26 acre $74 million redevelopment project in Prospect Park that includes a café and event space. The project, along the southeast shore of the park’s lake, has been troubled by delays and money issues. Approximatly two-thirds of the budget came from city and state funds. (Photo: Christie M. Farriella for New York Daily News)
The Prospect Park Alliance will run the complex under a licence agreement with the city. The Alliance will be required to pay the City of New York nothing for the first year and just $ 100, 000 annually beginning the second year according to the terms of the sole source concession agreement the city "negotiated" with the influential group.
The new facility replaces the Kate Wollman Memorial Rink which opened in 1961. The complex opens to the public on Friday.
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