“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
  • 03/06
  • 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 March!

– Pruning Around Town: The Kowsky Plaza and Rockefeller Park Playgrounds will be closed from 8AM-3PM on the following dates to provide the trees within these spaces the proper care they deserve.

Kowsky Plaza Playground:
• Monday, March 6
• Tuesday, March 7

Rockefeller Playground:
• Wednesday, March 8
• Thursday, March 9
• Friday, March 10

– Batter up: Conversion of the BPC Ball Fields to their baseball/softball seasonal layout will occur this month. Twice a year, BPCA re-configures its Ball Fields to facilitate league play – to a baseball/softball layout in March and to soccer configuration in August. Let’s play two!

– Dogged Determination: In an effort to further expand the Authority’s dog waste composting program, the Parks Operations team is receiving a new dog waste composter this month. The new composter will allow us to compost and divert even more dog waste from landfill, as well as accept additional waste collected from the extra receptacles installed on the Esplanade.

Read more about BPCA’s Dog Waste Composting Program here.

– Lawn Love: The Murray Street triangle is getting some TLC! In the upcoming months we’ll be converting this low-performing area to a more sustainable “low-mow” turf, which is a mix of native grass species. This will ensure that the lawn continues to be a lush green space.

– Permeable Pavers: Installation of new permeable pavers in the cul-de-sac along South End Avenue in South Cove is complete! The next site will be a section along the South Esplanade.

Read more about our permeable pavers pilot project here.

– 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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