Across the path from the SeaGlass Carousel is The Battery Playscape, an innovative world of play and creativity designed and now being built by The Battery Conservancy (TBC). The new 1.4-acre Playscape triples the size of the current playground to respond to the growing number of Lower Manhattan families, the expanding elementary schools, and the increase visitation of children from all five boroughs. Eight of the Playhouses in the Playscape are now complete, as the Battery Playscape looks forward to opening this summer. Stay tuned.
NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined The Battery Conservancy President Warrie Price, Manhattan Deputy Borough President Matthew Washington, City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Vice Chair Tammy Meltzer, and community members to break ground on The Battery Playscape reconstruction project.
In keeping with the history of The Battery as the home to the first New York Aquarium, The Battery Conservancy included a design for an aquatic carousel when designing the park’s interior. It opened to the public on August 20, 2015. Let’s take a ride.