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“A great family recreation spot down by the water” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Battery Park City's Rockefeller Park

Battery Park City's Rockefeller Park
North end of Battery Park City, West of River Terrace, New York City, NY 10280 (TriBeCa)
212-267-9700
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Ranked #248 of 1,633 things to do in New York City
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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“A great family recreation spot down by the water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I've been coming to Rockefeller Park almost since it was completed in the 1990s. At that time, I had just discovered the joy of inline skating, and it was a revelation that Rockefeller Park was part of the newly-constructed Hudson River waterway, on which you could skate/walk/bike from the Upper West Side all the way down to the Battery, and then around to the East side.

There is also a cruise, one that uses sail boats, that originates from just north of Rockefeller Park, that goes out into the lower part of the Hudson and over to the Statue of Liberty, which is very nice.

As the weather is warming up, and I am getting back my in-line skating chops, I look forward to getting down to Rockefeller Park on a regular basis, passing the local families who make it their home, crossing the wooden bridge and resting beneath the trees.

Visited April 2013
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“Great View!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

View of Jersey and the Hudson. I just love walking around the part watching the tourists, sitting and looking out across the water to Jersey. Can take evocative photos. Just handing out in general and breathing in the air.

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“An example to follow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This kind of parks are a model to follow. There is a place for everybody. My children and I walked along the many options and thought that New York is a lucky place!

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Beautiful at Christmas. Witnessed a couple getting engaged in from of the Christmas tree. Crowd cheered and clapped making a memoriable moment for this young couple. The evening was cold and drizzly but this didn't keep the crowd away from this beautiful tree and ice rink.

Visited December 2012
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“nice surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

didnt planned to come here but it was a nice surprise ... really nice to see all the childrens skating ... the snow, magic place

Visited December 2012
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