Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
The Robert F. Wagner, Jr Park in the Battery Park City area was created to be a final and southernmost waterfront park as part of 1978's master plan for development on this land - it turned out better than anyone could have imagined.
Robert F. Wagner Jr., former NYC deputy mayor and chairman of the City Planning Commission who also served as president for two schools (one Board Of Education), has his name honored with this beautiful park that offers visitors one if not thee best views in New York City.
The Robert F. Wagner Jr Park is a nice place to visit with free events throughout the year and internet access available for visitors! Stop by the Museum of Jewish Heritage, located in one corner while you're here too.
The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are at the southern end of Manhattan, which is one of the reasons why this waterfront park lies there.
This park was a collaboration between artists, architects and designers. They all had different ideas but came together to create something amazing.
The park which opened in 1996 was a collaborative effort between Laurie Olin with Hanna/Olin and Lynden Miller who designed the native plant palette. The scenic design was provided by Machado Silvetti Associates who also carried out architectural services for this project.
A brick building with two pavilions divides the space into eastern and western halves. The plaza facing east has an open layout that is closed off on its other side by trees, making it feel more serene as you walk through this part of town.
Visitors to this park can enjoy both outdoor and indoor amenities. The pavilions, which house a restaurant on their roof deck with views of the river below them or they may enter through an opening framed by Lady Liberty in New York Harbor along axis that offers scenic beauty while framing her perfectly as well.
1123 Broadway, New York, NY 10010