The Bosque, Spanish for “a grove of trees”, is a four-acre woodland garden in the heart of The Battery overlooking the majestic waters of New York Harbor. It opened in 2005 with 34,000 perennial plants, award winning modern designed food kiosks, and a 60 foot wide granite spiral fountain with 35 spontaneous jets of water.
Running the shoreline of the Battery it has six gangways for ferry and cruise boats. The 1500ft of Promenade railing presents The Battery’s first permanent public art installation The River That Flows Two Ways by artist Wopo Holup. It was unveiled on June 5, 2000.
The Battery Bikeway connects the Hudson River Park to the East River Esplanade in a serpentine bike path boarded by perennial gardens designed by Piet Oudolf. Ten existing monuments celebrating our nation’s explorers, defenders, and inventors, have been relocated to the park’s perimeter and main entrance ways.