“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
  • 07/03
  • 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 July.

– Esplanade with a View: Our Parks Operations team is readily preparing for New York City’s July 4th celebration! We’ll be fencing off garden beds for protection and coordinating with local partners to contribute to a safe and enjoyable visit for all. Read more about July 4 in Battery Park City.

– North End Nook: Our team will be utilizing the North End Avenue Nursery to compost garden cutback. This allows our team to create a high quality soil amendment and fertilizer to use in BPC.

– Sandy Supplements: Beginning early this month, the team is adding new play sand to playgrounds throughout the neighborhood. Work will begin at the West Thames playground, then the Teardrop Park slide sand box, the Teardrop Park “Tot Lot” sand box, Rockefeller Park playground’s large and small sand boxes, and, finally, Kowsky playground. We will be adding close to 70 cubic yards of sand in total.

– Bountiful Baskets: Watering of hanging baskets and newly planted trees will take place three times per week to ensure optimal plant health.

– Scouting for SLF: Look out for our animal safe sticky tape and traps on our trees to help control Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) nymphs before they reach adult stage later this summer.

– Volunteer with BPCA: Battery Park City Authority’s Horticulture team is looking for volunteers who would like to join us in completing gardening. Please email info@bpca.ny.gov for a volunteer application and more info.

Sustainability at BPCA

– Compost It! In May we composted 6,959 lbs. of food waste and 82 lbs. of dog waste from the community. Please remember to use our green compost bins to discard your food waste. And if you’re walking along the South Esplanade or in one of our three dog runs, help BPCA reach zero waste by composting your dog waste. Our community compost drop-offs, located at 75 Battery Place, Gateway Plaza, 200 Rector, the North End Avenue dog run, and the lower level of River Terrace and Chambers Street, are open 24/7 for drop-off of fruit and vegetable scraps. And be be on the lookout for a new compost drop off location along the Esplanade by North Cove Marina! Email compost@bpca.ny.gov for more information or questions.

– 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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