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Raju Mann

President & CEO
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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 November!

– What a Smash! Thank you to all who participated in Battery Park City’s inaugural Operation Pumpkin Drop. With your donations, the Authority collected more than 750 lbs. of pumpkin that will now be composted for use across the neighborhood’s green spaces.

– Spring Ahead: The Authority’s planting of spring flowering bulbs continues, with the focus this month on planting tulip bulbs.

– Seasonal Restroom Hours: The fall public restrooms schedule in now in effect, with restrooms closing daily at 6:40PM in Teardrop Park and 6:45PM in Wagner Park. (NOTE: Public restrooms will be closed Thursday, November 24 for Thanksgiving and from 8AM-3:40PM on Friday, November 25.)

– Cold Wind Blows: As the cold weather approaches, winterization of Battery Park City’s physical plant continues. This month, drinking fountains and irrigation systems will begin shutting down for winter.

– Limited Lawn Closures: Starting November 15, our Parks Operations team will be fencing lawns currently in need of regular regrowth and renovation (Rockefeller Park south lawn; Rector Park east Lawn; Murray Street triangle; lawns adjacent to the Irish Hunger Memorial; and North End Avenue lawn, adjacent to Stuyvesant High School). BPCA will provide open access on all other lawn areas (Rockefeller North lawn, Rector Park West lawn, and Teardrop Park lawns) and continue to monitor the lawns needs as the season progresses.

* Reminder: Wagner Park will be closing this fall as South Battery Park City Resiliency Project work gets underway. Read more here.

Side Out: Battery Park City’s volleyball court at Esplanade Plaza will be taken up for the winter on Thursday, November 16. Thanks again for another great season of pick-up matches and see you next spring!

– Winning with 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 are bringing into the parks, and if possible please recycle or compost items.

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