“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
  • 12/05
  • 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 December!

The Ice Wall Cometh: Teardrop Park’s bluestone ice wall uses re-circulated water during the winter months to form ice on its surface. As the temperature drops this season you’ll see the wall’s customary ice forming.

Frozen Out: Winterization of Battery Park City’s drinking fountains and irrigation systems is now complete.

Green future: Plant orders for the 2023 season are underway, helping BPCA secure the best quality plants for the neighborhood’s parks and public spaces.

Seeping through: Battery Park City aims to have nearly half of its parks and public open spaces be permeable by 2030. Permeable pavements and green stormwater infrastructure can help to reduce flooding risks by providing opportunities for stormwater to infiltrate or slow down runoff, while also filtering and cleaning this runoff through green infrastructure. As part of this work, BPCA will begin its permeable paver pilot project at the South Cove cul-de-sac toward the end of the month.

Tree Recycling: BPCA’s annual tree recycling program is coming up! Simply place your unadorned tree curbside through Friday, January 27 for pickup – no stands, lights, ornaments, or tinsel, please – and we’ll take care of the rest. All trees collected will be composted and applied back into Battery Park City’s gardens.

Leafing waste behind: Our Parks Operations team has switched to reusable bags for the collection of fallen leaves along parks pathways this year, saving a minimum of 500 plastics bags to date. Some leaves are also left where they land to contribute to that “fall feel” throughout Battery Park City’s parks.

When the bough breaks: Parks visitors will start seeing evergreen boughs placed in the garden beds throughout the neighborhood for aesthetics as well as to protect the plants and soil for the winter season.

Winning with 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 are bringing into the parks, and if possible please recycle or compost items.

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