Over the past 17 years, The Battery Conservancy has been working to revitalize the Historic Battery, the only open public assembly space in lower Manhattan. We keep our staff small and our operating costs low so that the vast majority of funds raised go directly to the design, construction, and maintenance of the Battery waterfront landscape.
Some of what we’ve accomplished over the past 17 years:
- Planted 70,000 sq. ft. of perennial gardens designed by the world renowned Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf
- Built a spiral play fountain in the Bosque
- Reconstructed two waterfront promenades
- Installed River that Flows Two Ways, public art within the seawall railing
- Built the Battery Labyrinth
- Launched CastleGarden.org, a free website of 10 million records from Castle Garden Immigration Center (1855–1890)
- Constructed Peter Minuit Plaza Plein and Pavilion at the Staten Island Ferry terminal
- Began construction of SeaGlass, Carousel at the Battery — the first carousel Downtown
With your help, we will:
- Build the Battery Playspace, a new one–acre playground designed by Frank Gehry
- Create the Battery Bikeway to connect Hudson River Park to the East River Esplanade
- Expand the Battery Lawn to seven acres
- Design the two–acre Town Green for relaxation and live performances
- Launch the stunning adaptive reuse of Castle Clinton to establish the site as a centerpiece for New York’s Downtown community and cultural life
There are many ways you can support the Battery, from volunteering in the park, making a donation of any amount, to attending our Battery Gardeners Luncheon, our Spring Gala, or joining The Battery Council or Battery Corporate Partnership. We look forward to working with you!
The Battery Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) educational not–for–profit organization, dependent on private donations for its operation. All donations are tax–deductible as permitted under federal tax law. A copy of the Battery Conservancy’s most recent audit can be obtained form the office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.