Location
Just north of Historic Battery Park,
off Battery Place.

Features
A wonderful mix of open lawns and
intensively planted gardens, threaded
through with paths and walkways,
Wagner Park is a place to explore. The
Park Pavilions contain a restaurant, and
its public roof deck affords breathtaking
views of the Statue of Liberty and
New York Harbor. Public telephone and
restrooms are available at this location.
Wagner Park is also the site of the Museum
of Jewish Heritage.

Location
On the Esplanade, between First Place and Third Place.
Features
One of Battery Park City’s most popular destinations,
South Cove’s winding walkways, quays, bridge and
island, distinctive seaside plantings and views of the
Harbor provide a welcome respite from the bustle of
the city.
 

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Location
West street between Albany Street and
West Thames Street.

Features
Community gardens located in West
Thames Park are available on a first come,
first served basis. The park also contains a
children’s playground, and a lawn to play on.
 

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Location
The Esplanade runs the entire length of Battery Park City,
along the Hudson River from Stuyvesant High School on
the north end all the way south to Historic Battery Park.

Features
With its views of the Hudson River and New York Harbor, the
Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the New Jersey shoreline,
the Esplanade is a pedestrian paradise. Parks and gardens line
the entire route, along with numerous sculptures and public art
installations.
 

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Location
South End Avenue at Rector Place.
Features
Rector Park’s twin gardens are quiet and protected.
They offer a pleasant place to rest or read,
have a quiet lunch, or watch your baby nap;
no active recreation please.
 

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Location
East of Esplanade Plaza
Features
This quiet plaza features a small playground
for toddlers, tables & chairs, and a dog run.
 

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Location
On the Esplanade, south of North Cove.
Features
In addition to its beautiful plantings, ample
seating, and views of the river and cove,
Esplanade Plaza also contains a permanent
volleyball court, where there’s often a game
in progress.
 

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Location
On the river between Liberty Street and Vesey Street.
Features
A busy public marina in North Cove offers plenty to look at,
especially for boat lovers, and is the home to the Manhattan
Yacht Club and the North Cove Sailing School. Charters and
water taxis also arrive and depart from this location.
For more information please visit www.thenorthcove.com.

 
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Location
West of the World Financial Center /
Winter Garden complex.

Features
Located just outside the Winter Garden,
with its many restaurants and food
shops, the WFC Plaza has plenty of
seating and provided a wonderful place
to pause for a bite to eat while looking
out over North Cove and the Hudson.

The WFC Plaza is managed by Brookfield
Properties. For more information about
use of the Plaza, please visit
www.worldfinancialcenter.com.  


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Location
Vesey Street and North End Avenue, near WFC 4.
Features
The Memorial represents a rural Irish landscape with an
abandoned stone cottage, stone walls, fallow potato fields
and the flora on the north Connacht
wetlands. It is both a
metaphor for the Great Irish Famine and a reminder that
hunger today is often the result of lack of access to land.

The 96' x 170' Memorial, designed by artist Brian Tolle,
contains stones from each of Ireland's 32 counties, and is elevated on a limestone plinth. Along the base are bands
of texts separated by layers of imported Kilkenny limestone.
The text, which combines the history of the Great
Famine with contemporary reports on world hunger, is
cast as shadow onto illuminated frosted glass panels.
For more detailed information, please visit the
Battery Park City Authority.

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Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Weekends: 9:00am - 8:00pm

Location
North End Avenue between Murray and Warren St.

Features
The wide, green fields provide ample space
for community baseball, softball, and soccer play.
Like all parks in Battery Park City, the Conservancy employs
only sustainable management techniques, keeping the
turf vibrant and toxin-free. For more information about
permits for the ballfield, please click here.

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Location

Between Warren Street and Murray Street, east of River Terrace.
Features
Designed by innovative landscape architect Michael Van
Valkenberg, two-acre Teardrop Park brings a little of the dramatic Hudson River Valley to Battery Park City. Teardrop features a magnificent “Ice Wall,” artwork by Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil, a children’s slide, sand boxes, water play, a reading area with rock seats, places to “rock hop,” naturalistic plantings, and much, much more for park lovers to discover.


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Location
North end of Battery Park City, west of River Terrace.
Features
Rockefeller Park contains most of BPC Parks’ wide lawns, as well
as a large playground, plantings and gardens, several public art pieces,
and a sheltered pavilion. Restrooms are located at the northwest corner
of the Solaire Building, across the street from the Parkhouse.

The Parkhouse loans games and equipment every day from
May through October, as well as provides assistance and information.

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