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Battery Park City's Rockefeller Park

Address: North end of Battery Park City, West of River Terrace, New York City, NY 10280 (Financial District)
Phone Number: 212-267-9700
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Ranked #149 of 629 Attractions in New York City
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Battery Park City offers several playgrounds, with bucket swings, a huge climbing structure, and a kid-powered bike carousel. Borrow balls, Hula Hoops or board games and hang out on the soft, clean grass.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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245 reviews 245 reviews
105 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were part of the Diner En Blanc this year, which took place in Nelson Rockefeller Park. This scenic area along the Hudson, with views of Jersey, the Statue of Liberty and the skyline, even on the NYC side is just beautiful. We were so impressed with how clean and gorgeous this area was. Great place to bring your kids,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

my wife and I had a nice stroll along the hudson. It does not feel like NYC it was calm and relaxing. Nice place to go with your special one

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Cambridge, ON
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited this park after our trip to the 911 memorial. It is on the southwest corner of the island, and is a serene peace of land in what otherwise can be an extremely bustling city. If you're downtown and looking for somewhere to relax, look out over the water, and feel the grass between your toes, then this park... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stayed at the Conrad with the kids. Its the perfect spot for the kids to get out and play. Huge playground and they have tons of toys they pull out for the day including pool tables and ping pong tables. Perfect for getting jealous and letting your kids play with rich peoples kids. You might even spot some famous people.

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Manaus, AM
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The mostly of park area is passing for a modernization. Lots of people working and some isolated areas. Come back in 3 or 4 months. That is the place to get the boat to Liberty Statue and Ellis Islands

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
66 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This park is great for taking in the view and also for the Tom Otterness sculptures, they're such fun. Plenty of benches to sit and watch the sunset over Jersey City and the Statue of Liberty. Lots of green space too for picnics and games with the family

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New York City, New York
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202 attraction reviews
1,692 helpful votes 1,692 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

This is the park along the Hudson almost at the tip of Manhattan. Pretty side streets. Many benches to sit and look across the Hudson at the Jersey coast,The Statue of Liberty, or just the passing boats. Good idea for a warm night.warm night .

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A small park by the Hudson River, this place is perfect for a stroll to get away from the bustling downtown. There are grassy lawns to relax in and benches to sit in while admiring the river. The park has always been clean whenever I've visited. Looking north from the park, one can see the Empire State Building while to... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This park is just breath-taking, enough space for walking, running a picnic, or just lounging around and soaking up the sun. Lady Liberty stood in sharp relief in the distance.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Unfortunately more than half of this park was closed during our visit in September and all we could see was barriers :o(

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