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Battery Playscape

Opening of Battery Playscape in Lower Manhattan, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, which offers an array of play choices over 1.5 acres for children of all ages and abilities. Battery Playscape was imagined by The Battery Conservancy and NYC Parks post-Hurricane Sandy to serve as an exemplar for playgrounds located in flood zone landscapes across the globe. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for The Battery Conservancy)

Jan 1 @ 7:00 am - Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm

Battery Park
Battery Place (State Street & Whitehall St)
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All

FREE

Explore a new playground with five ecology zones—Bluff, Marsh, Dune, Meadow, and Riverbed– in resilient design, post-Superstorm Sandy when the park survived the full force of the 15-foot storm surge and became a focal point of sea level rise. Lyrical patterns of water illuminate the portal, fence, and custom seating. Daylight filters through the punctuated surfaces to showcase Manhattan island’s tides and currents. A unique portal to the 1.4-acre playground ensures children’s safety as they wander and explore among 40,000 square feet of gardens.

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