“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
  • 07/05
  • 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 July.

Right Down the Middle: Our Parks Operations team has completed plantings in the median along Route 9A with a selection of native salt-tolerant plants that can withstand roadside conditions and provide habitat for pollinators.

Spread the Word: City of Water Day is a free harbor-wide celebration organized by the Waterfront Alliance and its partners to get people to, on, and in the water. As part of this celebration on Saturday, July 15, join BPCA’s Parks Operations and Programming professionals at our latest Saturday Family Workshop for a talk about their innovative and ongoing work as environmental stewards.

Spotted Lanternfly Management: We will be applying bird-safe sticky tape to trees throughout our parks to monitor the spotted lanternfly (SLF) population. These traps will assist in catching SLF nymphs before they reach adult stage later this summer. Read more about the Authority’s SLF management efforts here.

Still Seeping: We’re working on finalizing the third permeable pavers pilot location along Rockefeller Park’s north lawn, to be followed by our fourth and final location along South Esplanade Plaza. Read more about this pilot program here.

– Circle of Life: Removal of dead or dying trees is taking place along River Terrace, to be replaced with new trees during this fall’s planting season as part of our partnership with the New York Power Authority.

No-Mow Maintenance: The Parks Operations team is watering and weeding our new native no-mow lawn planting at Murray Triangle to ensure successful plant establishment.

Waterworks: Thrice-weekly watering of hanging baskets and newly planted trees will take place throughout the summer to ensure optimal plant health.

– Calling All Volunteers! The team is looking for volunteers who would like to join us in completing gardening tasks like weeding, watering, and deadheading of plants. Contact info@bpca.ny.gov for a volunteer application and more info.

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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