“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
  • 03/05
  • BPC People
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Property Service & Maintenance


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.

– For the kids: Begun last month, in March our Parks Operations team is putting the finishing touches on the Children’s Garden Renovation Project, including installation of raised beds and additional benches.

– Ruff and ready: Warm-weather permitting, the team is washing down the neighborhood’s three dog runs and other parks spaces on a daily basis. (And remember – when not in dog runs, pups must be leashed and kept to BPC’s hardscaped areas.)

– Felt top: We’ll be replacing the felt of Rockefeller Park’s pool tables in anticipation of a spring and summer full of snakes and bank shots.

– Play Ball: In preparation for a great season to come, our team is completing conversion of the Battery Park City Ball Fields from their winter to spring / summer configuration. Ball Field hours of operation also extend from 8AM-8PM to 8AM-9PM daily as of March 1.

– Preventive Maintenance: Our masonry team will be replacing a number worn pavers throughout Belvedere Plaza.

– North End Avenue Nursery Upgrade: Chipping and composting our own garden debris is what allows BPCA to make a biologically rich fertilizer for trees and flowers throughout the neighborhood. Upgrades to our greenery workspace on the North End Avenue traffic island will be completed this month.

– Composting for the Win: Our green community compost drop-off 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 are accessible 24/7 for drop-off of fruit and vegetable scraps. Email compost@bpca.ny.gov with questions about our community compost program.

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

– Volunteer with BPCA: We’re looking for volunteers to assist with gardening tasks like weeding, watering, and deadheading of plants this spring. 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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