Trip Planner USA  /  New York State  /  New York City  /  Parks  /  Battery Park

Battery Park, New York City

Categories: Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
At the southern tip of Manhattan, beyond the busy streets and skyscrapers, is the green urban oasis of Battery Park. The park is named after the artillery batteries once placed here as the first line of defenses during the city's early years. Today the park gives locals and visitors a chance to enjoy lush gardens, take a leisurely stroll, and admire the Statue of Liberty. Many monuments, memorials, and historical landmarks are located in the park. Don't miss Castle Clinton, the early 19th-century fort that served as the U.S. Army headquarters during the War of 1812 and later as America's first immigration station. While the park’s location on the Hudson River provides excellent views, on a windy day it can be very chilly, so bring an extra layer. To visit Battery Park on your trip to New York City, use our New York City vacation planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • We stayed in the park while waiting for a ferry. The entrance to the park from the subway is swarming with individuals trying to sell tickets and there is trash throughout the park. Nice walking paths...  read more »
  • located in the southern end of Manhattan, this park offers very nice views of New Jersey and the statue of liberty.
    show original
  • Nice park to walk around, just a few minutes from 911 memorial. After having walked through Central Park for about 2 hours, this park looked small. Plenty of place to rest. You can skip if you are sho...  read more »
  • Its a wonderful break from the city. NY is stressful, its's the big apple after all and people get chewed out and spit out all the time, its just the circle here. Battery park though is a wonderful place to take a moment and catch your thoughts and enjoy the quieter moments. Its always best in the summer or those warm sunny days. If you got kids, I recommend coming out for a picnic and going for a stroll, you won't regret it. I bring my kids all the time so we can sit and talk and catch up on life's happenings. If your a tourist wandering about, it's nice place to take a break from everything and catch your thoughts and take a moment to reflect.
  • The best place for a picnic is at Battery Park. You can pack a meal, bring your blanket while watching people and boats go by. There's view of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty just over the horizon. It's the perfect place spend your weekend or even a lunch break. There are plenty of places to eat at walking distance.
  • It's nice to stroll around in the evening after the busyness has settled down. There are a lot of cool little spots to check out and amazing views. It's so easy to get to and it seems like one of those places many New Yorkers don't go.
  • Nice little park. Was clean an had some street performers there. Artists drawing and painting. There are some monuments for our Armed Services. You can also take a ride on an old ship which looked like it could be a fun time.
  • Love, love , love Battery Park in NYC!! The sight, sounds, and people are in perfect rhythm. We walked to One World Trade Center and viewed the world atop the One World Observatory - breath taking! We also viewed the St. Paul's Chapel - we thoroughly enjoyed and were overcome by the 911 artifacts. The pools at the World Trade Center Memorial were absolutely stunning! Don't leave Battery Park without viewing the Castle Clinton National Monument and taking a sunset cruise on the bay.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 8​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h
Visit for 2​h