The Battery Conservancy (TBC) was founded to transform the historic Battery and Castle Clinton National Monument with inspired vision, focused resources, and design excellence after decades of decline in the late 20th century. Today, the rebuilt park reflects its significant place in the history of New York and in the growth and development of our nation.
TBC’s final project in The Battery Master Plan (NYC Parks) is The Battery Playscape, which is in construction and scheduled to open in summer 2021. Castle Clinton National Monument, a National Park Service site, is in design.
The Battery Playscape is 1.4 acres and triples the size of the former playground. It is located across from SeaGlass Carousel. The Playscape fosters environmental awareness through play and discovery within five ecology zones: Bluff, Riverbed, Marsh, Dune and Meadow.
The design of each zone is inspired by the presence of water. Playscape is a model for integrating natural systems into a resilient play experience. It showcases sustainability, climate-resilience, education, and, most important, FUN for children of all abilities.
Playscape will include a curriculum of Science and Arts education, expanding the experiential learning programs of Battery Urban Farm.
The Castle at The Battery is an extraordinary model of adaptive reuse, playing many roles over the centuries. The Castle was saved from demolition to become a national monument and now serves as the ticketing hub for visitors to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. In partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), The Battery Conservancy is designing a renewed Castle, returning the landmark to its former glory as a cultural attraction.
The Battery Conservancy conceived and led the development of SeaGlass Carousel to provide children and adults a virtual underwater experience.Learn More
Visited by over 7 millions people each year, The Battery was the first New York City public park to introduce a horticultural landscape without fences or an admission fee.Learn More
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
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