"Battery Park City and the Authority are not just about the buildings – it’s about the character of the community that has developed over time. Public space has had a new renaissance in New York City, but here in Battery Park City is where it started."


President & CEO
  • 11/15
  • BPC People
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Property Service & Maintenance


Our new BPC Parks Happenings feature provides 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 November!

Bulb planting: More 65,000 bulbs are being planted throughout the month as a head start on the spring blooming season (examples include Belvedere Plaza & Rector Park).

Compost tea applications: Roughly 4,000 gallons of compost tea is being applied to street trees and other park areas.

Irrigation System: Our parks irrigation system will begin its winterization process toward mid-month to avoid potential damage due to the winter freeze.

Playground Water Features: Water features at BPC’s playgrounds have been turned off for the season.

Parks Lawns Closures: Fences to begin being installed mid-November, allowing time for the turf to recover from a long season of use.

Kowsky Plaza “Sirius” Dog Run: Surface painting, similar to that recently completed at West Thames Dog Run, to be done this month.

Dog Waste Composting: We’ve collected nearly 3,000 pounds of dog waste to date since launch of our Dog Waste Composting pilot program in 2019. Learn more.

New Tree Plantings: BPCA’s Parks Operations professionals planted six new trees – three in the south neighborhood and three along North End Avenue – during the week of November 1.

Stay tuned for more BPC Parks Happenings to come!

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