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Battery Park City's Rockefeller Park

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Financial District
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Address: North end of Battery Park City, West of River Terrace, New York City, NY 10280
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+1 212-267-9700
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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Lovely park in Battery Park

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 15, 2015
Allan S
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

This park is located along theHudson River and has lots of nice things....playgrounds with l.swings, flowers, places to ride bikes or scooters or just walk. The views are spectacular. Bring your camera!

Thank travelingrm
Long Island City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015

A most pleasant area to wander, stroll. So unlike nearby streets where it's all rush and hurry. Wonderful views over the water toward New Jersey.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We are in NYC on a family vacation. We met up with some family members who live in the city at this park. Our kids loved it! Our 1 year old basically found a shovel someone had left there and contentedly carried it around and occasionally found some sand to dig in. Our 2 year old happily played on all... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Park is a small city park located towards Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. I walked through it as part of a longer walk along the Hudson River originating in the West Village. The park is nice and neat and in pretty good condition (didn't notice any vandalism) but is otherwise unexceptional.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015

Or a day! We headed down around 10AM to find a vibrant community park alive with runners, sunbathers, children of all ages, nannies and parents enjoying this well maintained green space on the Hudson. There are two playgrounds, the southernmost of which is wonderful for the preschool crowd. Our grandson spent 45 minutes of the cycle-powered carousel, another hour splashing... More 

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Scotia, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2015

We were in NY City for a couple days and stayed a few blocks from this park. The day was sunny and a bit cool but this is just a great park. There is a walking/bike path along the Hudson River that runs the length of the park. Its great for sight-seeing. You get views of the Statue of Liberty... More 

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