“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
  • 02/06
  • BPC People
  • Community
  • Environment

BPC PARKS HAPPENINGS: FEBRUARY 2024

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 February.

– Child’s Play: Look for work being done this month in the planting beds of the Rockefeller Park Children’s Garden, in preparation for our upcoming spring gardening classes.

– Priority Pruning: Our Horticulture team will continue its preventive tree pruning work throughout BPC’s parks.

– Composting for the Win: Battery Park City provides multiple community compost drop-off bins across its 92 acres. Look for these green bins located at 75 Battery Place, Gateway Plaza, 200 Rector Place, at the North End Avenue dog run, and on the lower level of River Terrace and Chambers Street. And the best part? They’re open 24/7 for drop-off of fruit and vegetable scraps. Email compost@bpca.ny.gov with questions about our community compost program.


– More Composting for the Win: Wood chips from the freshly chipped Christmas trees — more than 2,000 this year as part of our annual recycling program! — will be used in the parks in a variety of ways. Some of the material will go straight out to the gardens as mulch and some will be used for our composting. Thanks to all who participated in this successful program, which helps to fertilize the trees, flowers, and other plants in Battery Park City.

– Release the Hounds: Battery Park City has eight locations where you can dispose of dog waste to be composted. You can find the green receptacles, with old newspaper for picking up (no plastic bags, please!) in all three dog runs and three along the esplanade between South Cove and North Marina. and ICYMI, our dog waste composting program even helped manage waste from the American Kennel Club’s Meet the Breed event!

– Volunteer with BPCA: Our Parks Operation’s team is looking for volunteers for Spring 2024 to join us in completing gardening tasks like weeding, watering, and deadheading of plants. Please reach out to info@bpca.ny.gov for a volunteer application and more info.

– Our Path To Zero! 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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