Since its founding in 1994, The Battery Conservancy has demonstrated that public parkland can become a paradise of plants, achieved through the breathtaking beauty of gardens. Visited by millions of people each year, The Battery was the first New York City public park to introduce a horticultural landscape without fences or an admission fee.
Established to rebuild and revitalize the historic park, The Battery Conservancy began with Philip Winslow’s 1980s master plan as a foundation and recruited Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf to create a horticultural master plan. His four-season garden is one of texture, fragrance, and color, with particular emphasis on seasonal variation, plant life cycle, and transformation over time.
The Battery Conservancy created Battery Urban Farm to engage students, residents, and visitors in sustainable farming techniques, the joys of tasting new foods, and environmental stewardship.Learn More
Together with the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation, The Battery Conservancy transformed half the acreage of the park, creating The Battery Oval, Bikeway, and Woodland.Learn More
Peter Minuit Plaza is New York City’s busiest intermodal transportation hub. Following nearly two decades of effort to transform a forlorn street plaza of broken concrete into a bustling square, the plaza opened to the public in 2011.Learn More
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