“From coastal resiliency and sustainable green practices to the preservation of affordable housing, world-class public art, and vibrant, year-round programming in award-winning public spaces, Battery Park City leads the way in many of the measures that makes cities livable."

Raju Mann

President & CEO
  • 04/09
  • BPC People
  • Community
  • Environment


BPC Parks Happenings is a monthly “snapshot” of the Authority’s work in maintaining Battery Park City’s parks and public spaces. Scroll down to see what’s on tap for April!

– Permeable Pavers: After completion of work on South End Avenue’s cul de sac, our second installation of pavers is nearing completion along BPC’s South Esplanade near The Upper Room. Later this month we’ll move to the north to Rockefeller Park, along the pathway that runs on the west side of the north lawn near Ulysses. Read more about our permeable pavers pilot project here.

– Spring has sprung: This month, our Parks Operations team will be working on energizing parks irrigation and water utilities. And beginning April 17, we’ll be receiving the season’s first perennial and shrub deliveries for our team of dedicated horticulturists to add throughout our parks.

– Serve it up: In mid-April, our Parks Operations team will lay down the volleyball matting, put up the net, and re-install the benches around the court.

– Memorial Fountain: Also in mid-April, the NYC Police Memorial fountain will be tuned on for the season in advance of the annual ceremony commemorating the additional names of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

– Maintaining our parks: Carpenters will start to clean and water seal the wood posts at Rockefeller Park Playground, and continue sealing Belvedere Plaza’s benches with mineral oil. All benches at Albany Street and Rector Place will be returned as well.

– Meet the Beekeeper: On Monday, April 17, BPCA is hosting another of its popular Meet the Beekeeper events at the Rockefeller Park beehive.

– Dog Waste Compost: BPCAs dog waste composting program continues – and is expanding. This spring we’ll be receiving a new, dedicated dog waste composter capable of handling up to 100 lbs. of waste per day, allowing us to streamline our composting process and produce a quality product quicker.

– Tree Health: Pruning of street trees along North End Avenue is ongoing, with chipping of garden debris every Wednesday this month at Pier A Plaza (weather permitting).

– Zero Waste:  As a decades-long leader in sustainability, BPCA is striving to divert 90% of what is sent to landfill! To continue helping toward our Zero Waste goal, we ask that you rethink what you throw away in the parks, and please recycle or compost items.

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