The Labyrinth is currently closed to the public due to construction on the nearby Battery Green and Battery Garden Bikeway. The Labyrinth is expected to reopen in Fall 2014.
The Battery Conservancy created the Battery Labyrinth to commemorate the one year anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy. It offers the public a way to reflect, honor and heal. It is a walking path outlined with 1148 granite blocks that forms seven circular rings. It runs approximately 358 feet to the center core and then 358 out again to the entrance.
A labyrinth is not a maze, in which confusion is the aim. A labyrinth encourages contemplation on a journey with a clear destination. Its goal is to create an internal balance generated by the rhythm of the walking and the mental state of no decision–making.
Come walk the labyrinth and report to us your experience.
The Battery Labyrinth was conceived and funded by The Battery Conservancy in partnership with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. It was designed and built by Camino de Paz Labyrinths.
Located in the northwest corner of the park, it faces the West Street corridor and looking south it has striking views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York Harbor.