"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

Rockefeller Park

Rockefeller Park contains most of Battery Park City’s wide lawns, as well as a large playground, plantings and gardens, several public art pieces, and a sheltered pavilion. Restrooms and public telephones are located at the Park House where BPC Parks staff are also available to provide assistance and information.

The park is named in honor of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, who signed the Battery Park City Authority Act in 1968, establishing Battery Park City for generations of New Yorkers and visitors to come.

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