"Battery Park City and the Authority are not just about the buildings – it’s about the character of the community that has developed over time. Public space has had a new renaissance in New York City, but here in Battery Park City is where it started."


President & CEO
  • 04/19
  • BPC People
  • Community
  • Environment


After limited lawn closures last November, allowing Battery Park City’s heavily-used green spaces time for healing and regrowth, temporary fencing has now been removed from the Rockefeller Park south lawn, Rector Park East lawn, Murray Street triangle, lawns adjacent to the Irish Hunger Memorial, and the North End Avenue lawn. These areas join Rockefeller North lawn, Rector Park West lawn, and Teardrop Park lawns, which remained open throughout the winter.

As a reminder, “Pet Free Area” signage is also installed on our lawns. While leashed pets are permitted on hard surfaces throughout Battery Park City, they are not permitted on parks lawns and green areas. Read more: It’s a Dog’s Life in BPC.

Looking to plan an event in one of our parks or public spaces? Complete a free permit application here.

We look forward to seeing you across our parks and public spaces this season!

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