There are tons of beautiful parks throughout New York City, but one of my absolute favorites is Nelson A. Rockefeller Park located in Battery Park City. The park pretty much has it all, stellar views of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty, a waterfront promenade, a wide green lawn (open seasonally) for lounging or picnicking, a large fenced-in playground with swings, a duck pond, a basketball court, and public restrooms (located across the street in the Solaire). The kiddos can also enjoy renting games and equipment from the park’s clubhouse on a seasonal basis. As a nearby resident, I openly admit to being biased, but can you blame me with stats like that?
Rockefeller Park is a true neighborhood gem, but it isn’t without faults. If you plan to visit, here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Rockefeller Park is a family-friendly destination swarming with children; if you are not planning to visit with children, this might not be the best place for you.
2. The playground is very busy, arrive early to avoid the crowds.
3. The park (BPC in general) can be very windy and has limited shade, come prepared!
4. Pet owners, dogs are not allowed on the lawn (strictly enforced).
Escape the hustle and bustle of NYC at Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, a true water-front oasis!
*This post is part of the Friday Postcards at Walking on Travels! #fridaypostcards