Visiting the Battery

Directions

Summer 2013 Construction Update: The northwest side of the park is closed–there is no access into or out of the park from West Street and Battery Place. Enter and exit the park at Bridge Street, across from 17 State Street, and at South Street (Staten Island Ferry and US Coast Guard Building).

Subway:

to Bowling Green

 

R to Whitehall

 

to South Ferry

 

Bus: M5, M15, M15 SelectBusService, M20 to South Ferry

Get Subway and Bus directions.

Driving:
From the West Side: Take the West Side Highway / West Street south to the Battery Place exit.
This is the last exit before the Battery Tunnel underpass. See map for area parking garages.

From the East Side: Take the FDR Drive south to Exit 1 – Whitehall street.
Immediately after the exit, a parking garage is available at 1 New York Plaza.

Summer2013_TheBatteryMap

Download a pdf of the map.

For information on travel to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, visit Statue Cruises.

Visiting with your Dog

The Battery, with more than six million annual visitors, is the most frequented park per square foot in New York City, and we are glad that dogs are amongst our visitors. Our goal is to sustain our City’s first waterfront park (1693) for the enjoyment of all. The Battery strictly adheres to all City and State Park dog policies and is governed by the following rules:

  • Dogs must be on leash and on asphalt paths at all times. State law requires dogs to be on leashes (at most 6 feet) in all public spaces at all times.
  • Dog waste must be disposed of in containers provided throughout the Park.
  • Dogs may not drink from Park fountains (special dog fountains soon to be provided).
  • Dogs are not permitted in the gardens, the lawns, or the playground.

For a full list of City regulations, please see http://www.nycgovparks.org.