Over the past 20 years, The Battery Conservancy has been working to rebuild and revitalize The historic Battery, the 25-acre public park at the southern tip of Manhattan, and its major landmark, Castle Clinton. We keep our operating costs low so that the vast majority of funds go directly to the design, construction, and maintenance of the Battery waterfront landscape.
Important park features created with generous donor support:
- 134,000 sq. ft. of lush perennial gardens designed by the world renowned Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf
- Stunning spiral play water fountain in the Bosque section of the park
- Two inspirational waterfront promenades
- River that Flows Two Ways, permanent public artwork within the seawall railing detailing the history of the Battery and the Hudson from the glacial age to the present
- The Battery Labyrinth, a unique circular walking path, created to commemorate the World Trade Center tragedy
- CastleGarden.org, a free website of 10 million records from Castle Garden Immigration Center (1855–1890)
- Peter Minuit Plaza and the New Amsterdam Plein and Pavilion, accommodating the city’s transportation needs as well as green markets and other public gatherings
With your help, we will:
- Welcome the opening of SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery — the first of its kind
- Build The Battery Playspace, a new imaginative, art–based designed playground for residents and visitors.
- Launch the stunning adaptive reuse of Castle Clinton to establish the site as a centerpiece for community and cultural life
- and much more
There are many ways you can support the Battery, from making a donation, volunteering in the park, 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. The Battery Conservancy’s EIN number is 13-376-9101. All donations are tax–deductible as permitted under federal tax law. A copy of the Battery Conservancy’s most recent audit can be obtained from the office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.