Battery Park
Battery Park
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Bowling Green • 1 min walk
  • Whitehall St – South Ferry • 2 min walk
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,008 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big Impeccable Park
    We spent some time strolling around this big park at the southern tip of Manhattan. There has been a popular park here for a couple of centuries and now it gets a lot of use from folks taking the ferry to Ellis Island or the Statue. It is also good to observe the excellent landscaping and for kids to enjoy a big play area. An impeccable city park.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 5 June 2023
  • Mandeep A
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breath taking battery park
    Battery park offers such fantastic view , it is so refreshing to sit near the sea and watch the setting Sun, the yachts , go for a run on the track with greenery on the sides. There are small parks for kids . A whole plethora of eateries and residential complex encircles the battery park . Rightly named so, it charges the human batteries 😊
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Eyekaytoo
    Leverkusen, Germany3,048 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice stroll down to the southernmost part of Manhattan along the banks of the Hudson river
    Starting at the World Trade Center (sic) my son & I strolled further south and into Battery Park, walking along the banks of the Hudson river and down to the very southernmost tip of Manhattan. It was quite a pleasant walk with few people there other than those on their mid morning jogging routines. As we approached the first of the various piers taking people across to Ellis Island, the Statue of liberty and the Governors Island it got progressively busier. And as we approached the terminal for the Staten Island ferry it got crowded with tourists, visitors & locals crowding on to the free Staten Island ferry. I didn't really take to the many hawkers selling their cut fruit, tourist gifts, pictures etc. In fact they got on my nerves so much that we left without exploring all that this part of Manhattan has to offer. Oh, and by the way, on a busy day it was not good to find that the only well signposted restrooms around were closed to the public. In my case the bushes close by got a free watering...
    Visited June 2023
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Liselotte L
    Rockville, Maryland35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful relaxing park
    Great atmosphere. Our daughter loved the Glass carousel. Nice to walk around with the kids. Loved the breeze and the view on lady Liberty. A lot of chairs to sit down. Close to the WTC memorial and free ferry to Staten Island.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Lilacwheaty
    Nottingham, United Kingdom856 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous area for shoreline strolling and picnics
    The weather helped, as this was a glorious sunny day at the beginning of October. A lovely meandering stroll along the shoreline from South Ferry to mid-town, lots of points of interest along the way, and lovely to see so many families relaxing in the green spaces. Avoid the $10 flavourless ice cream vans and head one street inland for proper ice cream at half the price
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom2,745 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Desperately Seeking Susan, Jimmy and Roberta
    I am a really big fan of the movie Desperately Seeking Susan and this is where alot of the characters meet during the film. As I was visiting New York I really wanted to check out the infamous Battery Park. From here you can get a ferry across to Ellis Island and Liberty Island. Also the ferry terminal for the Staten Island Ferry is really close too. The park is a nicely restored area which has alot of history with people coming to America and this would have been one of the places they would have arrived. There are various monuments in the area. There is a large green area where you can walk your dog and also lots of places to sit and relax and enjoy the view. It's been transformed since the movie (OK, it was over 30 years ago) and it's a really nice area to relax after a day exploring New York City.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, New York865 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful park overlooking New York Harbor
    Pretty park overlooking New York Harbor. There are tons of different monuments and statues along with flora galore. You can even see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from the park, and there are also boats that take you to the two islands. Overall the park, at the Southernmost tip of Manhattan, is a must see and I highly recommend visiting!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 November 2023
  • FredInCalifornia
    Fullerton, California123 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    How to see the Statue of Liberty without getting on a boat.
    If you are looking for a viewing spot where you can see the Statue of Liberty without having to get on a boat, then this is your option. Go to Battery Park and you will see the statue across the harbor. The Bowling Green subway station is just a block from the viewing point. The picture was taken on an overcast day before the rain arrived. I am sure the view is better on a clear sunny day. Don’t forget to see the Bull statue on Wall Street while you are in this neighborhood, only one block from the park.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 December 2023
  • Sammy M
    Nairobi, Kenya279 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Gem in Lower Manhattan, Beautiful Views and Serenity
    Battery Park is an absolute gem located on the southern tip of Manhattan. We had a perfect time - the weather was not too cold, and the park was lively but not overly crowded. As soon as you enter the park, you're greeted with stunning views of the Hudson River and the iconic Statue of Liberty. The green spaces are well-maintained, with plenty of benches and open areas to relax and take in the scenery. The park's promenades along the waterfront offer breathtaking vantage points to admire the Manhattan skyline and the bustling harbour. This place is a must-visit for anyone visiting New York City.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 March 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,561 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Battery Park located at the southernmost point of Manhattan offers scenic views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty in the distance. This is also the location where you can get a boat tour to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, but book timed tickets in advance. The Battery has its own important history as this was once the site of an artillery battery and military defense network originally built in the 17th century and in place until after the War of 1812. The British landed here at the beginning of the Revolutionary War when they captured New York. Castle Clinton is also found here. Once a part of this defense network and later turned into a theater and later an immigration center predating Ellis Island.
Written 12 April 2024
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Sammy M
Nairobi, Kenya279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Battery Park is an absolute gem located on the southern tip of Manhattan. We had a perfect time - the weather was not too cold, and the park was lively but not overly crowded.
As soon as you enter the park, you're greeted with stunning views of the Hudson River and the iconic Statue of Liberty. The green spaces are well-maintained, with plenty of benches and open areas to relax and take in the scenery. The park's promenades along the waterfront offer breathtaking vantage points to admire the Manhattan skyline and the bustling harbour.
This place is a must-visit for anyone visiting New York City.
Written 30 March 2024
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FredInCalifornia
Fullerton, CA123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
If you are looking for a viewing spot where you can see the Statue of Liberty without having to get on a boat, then this is your option. Go to Battery Park and you will see the statue across the harbor. The Bowling Green subway station is just a block from the viewing point. The picture was taken on an overcast day before the rain arrived. I am sure the view is better on a clear sunny day. Don’t forget to see the Bull statue on Wall Street while you are in this neighborhood, only one block from the park.
Written 2 December 2023
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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY865 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Pretty park overlooking New York Harbor. There are tons of different monuments and statues along with flora galore. You can even see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from the park, and there are also boats that take you to the two islands. Overall the park, at the Southernmost tip of Manhattan, is a must see and I highly recommend visiting!
Written 19 November 2023
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,745 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I am a really big fan of the movie Desperately Seeking Susan and this is where alot of the characters meet during the film. As I was visiting New York I really wanted to check out the infamous Battery Park.

From here you can get a ferry across to Ellis Island and Liberty Island. Also the ferry terminal for the Staten Island Ferry is really close too.

The park is a nicely restored area which has alot of history with people coming to America and this would have been one of the places they would have arrived.

There are various monuments in the area. There is a large green area where you can walk your dog and also lots of places to sit and relax and enjoy the view.

It's been transformed since the movie (OK, it was over 30 years ago) and it's a really nice area to relax after a day exploring New York City.
Written 28 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lilacwheaty
Nottingham, UK856 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The weather helped, as this was a glorious sunny day at the beginning of October. A lovely meandering stroll along the shoreline from South Ferry to mid-town, lots of points of interest along the way, and lovely to see so many families relaxing in the green spaces. Avoid the $10 flavourless ice cream vans and head one street inland for proper ice cream at half the price
Written 1 October 2023
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Liselotte L
Rockville, MD35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Great atmosphere. Our daughter loved the Glass carousel.
Nice to walk around with the kids. Loved the breeze and the view on lady Liberty. A lot of chairs to sit down.
Close to the WTC memorial and free ferry to Staten Island.
Written 22 September 2023
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CalifSue
california382 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Nice view of the Statue of Liberty from the park and also where you catch the boat to the Statue and Ellis Island. Nice to walk around and saw a small dog park area there too. Police seemed to be around as a few people seemed disruptive in the public park.
Written 17 September 2023
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany3,048 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Starting at the World Trade Center (sic) my son & I strolled further south and into Battery Park, walking along the banks of the Hudson river and down to the very southernmost tip of Manhattan. It was quite a pleasant walk with few people there other than those on their mid morning jogging routines.

As we approached the first of the various piers taking people across to Ellis Island, the Statue of liberty and the Governors Island it got progressively busier. And as we approached the terminal for the Staten Island ferry it got crowded with tourists, visitors & locals crowding on to the free Staten Island ferry. I didn't really take to the many hawkers selling their cut fruit, tourist gifts, pictures etc. In fact they got on my nerves so much that we left without exploring all that this part of Manhattan has to offer.

Oh, and by the way, on a busy day it was not good to find that the only well signposted restrooms around were closed to the public. In my case the bushes close by got a free watering...
Written 27 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mandeep A
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Battery park offers such fantastic view , it is so refreshing to sit near the sea and watch the setting Sun, the yachts , go for a run on the track with greenery on the sides.
There are small parks for kids . A whole plethora of eateries and residential complex encircles the battery park .
Rightly named so, it charges the human batteries 😊
Written 20 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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