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BPCA is beginning work this week on the South Battery Park City Resiliency Project (SBPCR), an integrated coastal flood risk management system from the Museum of Jewish Heritage, across Wagner Park and Pier A Plaza, and along the northern border of the Historic Battery. The SBPCR Project, along with the forthcoming North/West Battery Park City Resiliency Project, are part of the overall Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project, an integrated coastal protection initiative aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise in Lower Manhattan.

Therefore, Wagner Park is now closed to the public. The SBPCR project will take roughly two years to complete, at which time the new climate-resilient Wagner Park will re-open to the public.

Questions and feedback about the SBPCR Project can be sent to:

Rick Fogarty
Community Construction Liaison
(917) 624-5409

or by mail:

Battery Park City Authority
200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10281
att: South BPC Resiliency Project Team

BPCA is also working with a range of community stakeholders to identify ideas about potential activation of open public space across the street from Wagner Park during SBPCR Project construction, including the programming, furniture, fixtures, and equipment desired to activate this area in line with the community’s vision. Submit your feedback here.

Additional Resources:
–  Message from BPCA Board Acting Chair Martha Gallo
Temporary Playspace Initiative: Presentation to Manhattan CB1 BPC Committee (November 2022)
Superstorm Sandy: A Decade Later

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