Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor, State of New York
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Parks / Public Spaces

Parks / Public Spaces

Community Ballfields North End Avenue between Murray and Warren St. The new athletic field creates more space and is a much more durable surface - which means more kids on the field with less down time - and is the most sustainable athletic field in the world. Read more
The Esplanade 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. 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. Read more
Monsignor Kowsky Plaza East of Esplanade Plaza This quiet plaza features a small playground for toddlers, a shady bosque and picnic tables. Read more
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park North end of Battery Park City, west of River Terrace. 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. Read more
North Cove On the river between Liberty Street and Vesey Street. 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. Read more
Oval Lawn East of Esplanade Plaza This large open park is great for kicking off one's shoes and running around in the luscious green grass. Read more
Rector Park South End Avenue at Rector Place. 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. Read more
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park Just north of Historic Battery Park, off Battery Place. A wonderful mix of open lawns and intensively planted gardens, threaded through with paths and walkways, Wagner Park is a place to explore. Read more
South Cove On the Esplanade, between First Place and Third Place. 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. Read more
Teardrop Park Between Warren Street and Murray Street, east of River Terrace. 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. Read more
Teardrop Park South Courtyard of the Riverhouse Building, Adjacent to Teardrop Park North. Teardrop Park South is a Michael Van Valkenburgh design which includes water features, granite that mimics natural rock formations, and an amphitheatre. Read more
West Thames Park West street between Albany Street and West Thames Street. On the Eastern border of Battery Park City West Thames Park offers a large playground designed for children up to the age of 12. Read more
World Financial Center Plaza On the Esplanade at North Cove, west of the World Financial Center / Winter Garden complex. 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. Read more