Battery Playscape Grand Opening Celebration

By Tess Derby
December 23, 2021

On December 16, 2021, NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff and The Battery Conservancy President Warrie Price joined Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Chair Holly Leicht, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Chair Tammy Meltzer, and community members to open the highly anticipated 1.5-acre Battery Playscape.

Learn about Playscape’s resilient design

The Knickerbocker Nighthawks performed live music to spark up the mood.


NYC Parks / Malcolm Pinckney

Maury Rubin of City Bakery fame served his extraordinary hot chocolate to all attendees.


Marc Solomon

Children were invited to play throughout the five ecology zones.


Diane Bondareff


Diane Bondareff


Diane Bondareff

The speaking program included remarks from Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Trustee Holly Leicht, President Warrie Price, U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilmember Margaret Chin, and Manhattan Community Board 1 Chair Tammy Meltzer. 

When MBP Brewer spoke, she proclaimed December 16, 2021 Elizabeth H. Atwood day, to recognize and celebrate her significant service to The Battery and to the City of New York.


Diane Bondareff

Following the speaking program, officials and attendees were invited to the Bluff to cut the ceremonial ribbon.


Diane Bondareff

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, visiting families, including President Warrie Price and her grandchildren, inaugurated the slides.


Diane Bondareff

To close out the celebration, CityParks Puppet Mobile performed a cabaret-style Puppet Show at ShowBox Theater! 


Diane Bondareff


NYC Parks / Malcolm Pinckney

Join in on the fun! Battery Playscape is open 7 days a week from 7am to 6pm, across from SeaGlass Carousel.

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