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Battery Park City's Rockefeller Park

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Address: North end of Battery Park City, West of River Terrace, New York City, NY 10280
Phone Number: 212-267-9700
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

Battery Park City offers several playgrounds, with bucket swings, a huge...

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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Peaceful, Less Touristy

Right behind Brookfield Place when exiting through the back doors. There's sailing excursions (and school!), large well-lit walkways, and amazing views. There's several great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cara C
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right behind Brookfield Place when exiting through the back doors. There's sailing excursions (and school!), large well-lit walkways, and amazing views. There's several great areas for photo ops and it ultimately "connects" to Battery Park.

Thank Cara C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Walked through here after eating at Brookfield Place. Very tranquil and relaxing space. This is our new favorite outdoor space downtown.

Thank RYYS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Small playground located in the Battery Park. Many small structures are placed to enjoy for children’s. Nice view and play area is maintained very well.

Thank priteshkulkarni
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Battery Park is along the waterfront of Manhattan facing New Jersey and it is lined with great places to shop to eat, to watch people, take a run/walk.

Thank Roquita C
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Battery Park City has benefited from tremendous development over the last 20 years. One of our favorite areas to play down here is the Nelson A. Rockefeller playground and park which runs along the Hudson River. You can easily spend a whole day here. The playground feels fresh with a breeze coming off the Hudson from one side and towering... More 

Thank FamilyRoadTraveled
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

My daughters first trip to NYC included mandatory trips to playgrounds (she's 6). I did some research and this one had great reviews, so we took a cab from midtown and it was so worth it. Of the 3 playgrounds we visited on this trip, it was her favorite. The self-powered cycle merry-go-round was the main attraction, but the tree-house... More 

Thank Teresa3695
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I was greatly pleased at finding this place next to Battery Park city. This adds to the "greening" of the city and is a very pleasent place and free place to relax i9n. With views of hte city it is a good place to rest and sip your coffee and just gaze out on the water and we swept away... More 

Thank Allan S
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My son love playing on the many different structures at this park. One of the most unique pieces was a self-powered merry go round. The kids had to peddle to make the merry go round go. Of course parents often had to help get past the inertia.

Thank myW0r1d
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Lots of action around from the ferries to the water taxi and comfortable park with lots of seating. The fort is central and a couple of museums in the area. There is food and vending. Great views all around easy to get to on the subway.

Thank BaronFoer
Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

great area to walk thru. We were passing thru so had a limited time, but worth ever second. When I gave more time I will be back and spend the day.

Thank Mark D

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