Activities & Resources
Battery Park City Parks552in New York, NY 10280
about Battery Park City Parks:
Other named parks within this stretch include Rector Park, a quiet, dog-free, postage-stamp-sized pair of mini parks intersected by South End Avenue, where children's story times are sometimes offered; Kowsky Plaza, just east of the Esplanade Plaza, which has a small playground; and South Cove, which in summertime is practically tropical and offers great ramps for pushing strollers or for releasing pint-sized energy.
The Esplanade, just southwest of the World Financial Center, is the perfect spot to learn to ride a bike or trike, and roller bladers abound. It also features a volleyball court and a playground with a sand pit, two infant swings, little "mushroom" tables, and a small climbing structure.