“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
  • 01/03
  • 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 January.

– Feeling Chipper! Battery Park City’s annual tree recycling program is underway! Through Wednesday, January 31, please place your tree at the curb without decorations, lights, or tree stands for collection. The trees will be chipped and used as mulch that will help keep Battery Park City beautiful year-round.

– Felt Top: Our Parks Operations team will be repairing and replacing the felt surfaces on Rockefeller Park’s popular pool tables.

– Priority Pruning: Our Horticulture team will be conducting annual tree pruning around Battery Park City to care for our urban tree canopy.

– Rodent Redux: Scouting of rat burrow locations for our next series of dry ice applications continues this month month. Dry ice is a more environmentally-friendly form of rat control that does not impact non-target organisms like birds or squirrels. Read more about BPCA’s efforts here.

– Volunteer with BPCA: Our Parks Operations 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. We’ll be conducting our next park trash audit this month; our last such effort in December revealed that, with your help, Battery Park City diverted 56% of its parks waste from the landfill. Let’s do even more in 2024!

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